Hi there, just to start Im not a gardener or even a budding one, but I
do want to keep a horsechestnut tree that has grown in my back garden
from a conker that I think some kid lobbed in my garden not too long
It has grown (without my knowledge until last week when planning a new
garage) to about 4ft with about a 2 ft root. So I moved the tree to a
new spot and to do this I banged a stake into the ground and then
removed it creating a 2cm wide hole and then replanted the root into the
Now from doing this I think Ive done 3 things wrong ;
1. the tree isnt dormant (I found this out from a google search!)
2. the root curled a little when I pushed it into the hole.
3. Im not sure if the soil around the hole fell back into it when I
buried the root!
SO now, after 3 days, I have a particularly sad, droopy looking tree on
my hands :(
Does anyone have any experience of this? Is my tree a gonner? Will it
revive itself later in the year? Ive watered it twice and it gets alot
of sunshine each day but should I give it more water? Should I dig it
up and replant with compost??
Thanks for all your advice!