Truth is I think I re-potted some of my trees a tad too early. I think that this combined with the fact that I bare rooted all of my deciduous trees tended to knock them back a little but glad to say that they are all making good progress now.
My Deshojo seems to be doing well. it was a little slow coming into leaf. I did prune it quite hard in places but now it is back budding prolifically, even from the trunk.
This palmatum has a lot to do by way of filling up the pads etc but I think it has got off to a good start.