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Welcome aboard Jacknjill
Don't hesitate to start a new thread for any queries you may have
I think March is quite late to be planting bare root trees ... spring is already well under way by then ... and then we had really warm dry weather after that ... I think they've just been marking time and will get going a bit better next year
Not my paintbrush Joyce .... his
Sounds like autumn to me
How much water have you been giving them ... we're on free-draining loam and mine have the sprinkler on them for half an hour three times a week, whether it's rained or not.
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This sort of paintbrush Dacha https://www.cassart.co.uk/painting/brushes_2/sable_brushes/da_vinci_russian_black_sable_round_series_1640_brush.htm
Cake looks good
Probably a little bit of cross pollination with a purple podded variety somewhere in their ancestry. Nothing to worry about. Enjoy
Think you may be right Borderline ... the way the tree is growing looks familiar ... I used to drive past one on the way to work ... the bean pods twist as they ripen and used to remind me of musical notes hanging among the branches ... I've obviously been watching too many episodes of the Clangers