Hornbeam hedge issue??
New to forum and looking for some advice on recently planted hornbeams.
20 metres planted sometime in June,all bare roots which came out of cold storage and were planted straight away into ditch.
After 4 weeks the growth was spectacular,nice lush green foliage and loads of nice buds showing,however after a terrible spell of rain I noticed the lush foliage was turning a paler shade of green,nonetheless growth was still steady.NOw after a quick inspection I've noticed some buds have dried out and some very small yellow foliage has appeared...should I be concerned that the roots are struggling to cope with the very wet soil I've planted them in or is it a case of wait and see.
The ditch I dug out was initially full of the usual builders rubble,once removed sharp sand,compost and decent topsoil were all added into what is a "wet area".