Alan Mason (01400 272068; http:// seniorgardenadvisors.com) cautions that people sometimes go to great lengths to move a plant, only to forget about it once it’s in its new home. However, ‘it’s the aftercare for that first year that’s vital. If you’re in the garden and you’ve got a newly transplanted shrub or tree, just keep looking at it. Think about whether the leaves look healthy or a bit small. If the leaves are smaller than you’d expect, the plant needs water. It’s a question of giving it as much chance as possible’.