Are my common Laurels dead?
Hi im new to this forum and to gardening for that matter and need some advice. In December I planted ten 4ft rootball laurel plants after doing some research on them. I have been watering them every day except when it rains heavily. After a couple of months the leaves started turning brown on a couple of plants. Now after the warmer weather most of the plants are bare and only one remains healthy and fully leaved. The stalks still look ok and i dont know if they may still recover. When I planted them i dug a deep wide trench and mixed in plenty of compost. I added Rootgrow to the bottom of the trench, left the hessian sacking on, watered them well and staked them. I then added bark chipping to protect from any frost.
I dont know what has gone wrong but i cant afford to replace them only for it to happen again. Any advice would be appreciated.