The plan was that we will have some shade in our yard one day.
There's something very disheartening about buying deciduous trees, though. By the time they were planted out in February the leaves all started screwing themselves up and dying.
Surely they are supposed to lose their leaves in autumn?
However, I've continued to water our three sticks over the winter, and last weekend noticed this:
How likely is it that Spring doesn't start tomorrow?