Awesome site donor
I put a trailer load of cow manure in a compost heap last year which has been fermenting nicely over the last 12 months... I shall put a few scoops of that soil around the seedlings when I plant them to give them a kick starter... Plants love poo
Yeah I'm pretty sure my bird of paradise plants are starved of nutrients and need to be pulled out of the pots and given a new mix to grow in. And also, despite apparently being fine about being in full sun, I've got a slightly bigger shade cloth so they don't get blitzed quite so much. Not quite getting the tropical vibe I was looking for from the anaemic looking foliage. March and April are the two hottest months. Even with all my efforts I can't spend time out there between 11am and 3pm.
Look forward to seeing your hedge progress.