This story begins several months ago with a visit to Bluebell Arboretum. This visit was organised by the garden group I belong to, the Leicestershire and Rutland Gardens Trust I have visited the arboretum before but the chance to wander around with friends and drink tea is not something I let pass by if I can help it. We arrived a little early for the tour so there was time to wander around the nursery. My eyes fell upon the Pin Oak (Quercus palustris) and I bought it, there and then, no hesitation - I wanted that tree. I managed to fit it into my car and home it came.