i forgot to pm you!
i think it might have been the orchid tree
...not the tulip. actually, yes, it was the orchid tree
the tulip came from someone else. i learned afterwards that the tulip doesn't like to be transplanted, so doing it from seed
loz, i don't know what happened. it definitely had a bit of shock (lost some of the leaves almost immediately) then it had some new growth so i thought it was going to be okay. i watered regularly - not too much or too little. the new growth didn't get any larger and then it just completely dried out.
real shame as it's a lovely tree
!! i was really upset when i realized it was dead!