Hello, I'm new here. I am hoping that one of you might be able to help me. I have just bought a load of privet hedge plants from an online supplier, and am worried that they will not form a good hedge. Though advertised as being 120-150cm high, with growth throughout the length of the plant, most of those supplied are between 150-200cm high, with almost all growth starting from 50-100cm up the main stem(s). The plants therefore look very leggy, with the first 50-100cm almost entirely bare (see picture). The supplier assures me that this is because the plants have been grown in containers set close together, so the lower parts of the plants haven't had much light. They say that if I plant them out the lower areas will start to produce leaves and bush out (if that is a term), so that within weeks I will be able to see the difference and a good hedge will eventually be formed. I am sceptical. Can anyone reassure me (or otherwise)? Thank you in advance.