About a month and a half ago I had planted two walnut trees. And I had kept a bit of a apprehensive eye on them since! The idea is to plant them before they wake up for spring, so that they seem dormant for a while is normal. But the rest of the garden (and the wider world) had most certainly woken up in the weeks since and I was getting a bit nervous. Would they come to life? Or would they not survive the whole rigmarole of being dug up in Kent, sent to Wales, and then planted in my garden? But they are now making leaves! They are alive! They are still sticks but the hardest bit is over! I hope I have actual trees in a few years. And walnuts!