Posted: 20/09/2013 at 12:56
Was it bare-rooted or had it been pot-grown?
The weather in January was pretty appalling - here in Norfolk we had snow for my birthday in January and it stayed freezing cold for months! I'm afraid I wouldn't have planted a tree in those conditions. I'm not sure if I could have anyway - our ground was frozen solid.
I don't think it ever stood a chance, poor thing.