I hoped against hope that it would survive, particularly when a branch started to rot & fell off!
My prayers have been answered.
This is the tree 6 months ago :
This is the tree today :
A shame my hellebores aren't doing so well. Let's see how they do this winter........if not, out they come!
Oh! and can you see how the murrayas up the side of the house have shot up, also ?! Woo hoo!