is it dead?
Last summer I bought a small birch tree from the knockdown-need-rescue bit from Homebase..don't know which type, but looks to be a weeping one (not just in spirit!). I timed it badly, since we went on holiday shortly after for 2 weeks, & I left it in its too-small pot. My sister didn't get over for her planned watering of my garden & all the leaves were brown on our return. Well, I planted it & watered it & it looked to have tiny leaf buds all over...then winter came. Hmm, it's still not in leaf, but if I scratch the tiny trunk & most of the branches, it still looks 'green'. How delayed would leaves be, if they were coming?? Does it need to go to the great compost heap in the sky?
- 4 Jun, 2008