zaterdag 24 februari 2018

Privet - small group repotted

Privet (Ligustrum Ovalifolium).

Small group, tallest tree is about 25cm.
I separated two trees from the group and put the rest on top of a stone before placing the lot back into the pot. One of the two seperated trees needs to be cutback (lowered).
Offcourse, several years ahead building up, refining..
It was already flowering, but this is not the goal for the coming years.

I will eventually put it in another pot.


zondag 11 februari 2018

Another little Rowan tree repotted

Another common (european) Rowan (Sorbus Aucuparia) repotted.
Also small size. Started in 2014 from raw material collected alongside the driveway of a private garden where everything gets mowed every 2 or 3 years.

Will be a lovely presentable little tree in a few years.
Moss, collected from the roof of our neighbour's backyard shed.

maandag 5 februari 2018

Repotted little Rowan

Sorbus Aucuparia,
from tiny seedling °1997.

About 25 to 30cm

it's first year in such a low pot.
a broad pot, to further develop surface roots for maybe 2 years.
After that, a decent pot.

maandag 29 januari 2018

Brutus, hazel on slab

'Brutus', my hazel, moved to a new home today. On a slab.

Coming few years I'll reserve the first pruning for early summer because it is still a prebonsai in need of strong growth. Need to thicken some branches first.
In perhaps 5 year, image the tree with a quite low but broad canopy somewhat like a broom but not too formal.

This is from raw material that was dug out in early april 2014, alongside a private road where everything got mowed every couple of years.

*** UPDATE 2018, 4th febr: adding more moss ***

donderdag 25 januari 2018

Repotted Malus, Alder and Field Maple

Still early but these will survive repotting without a doubt.
Weather has been mild and more mild weather is predicted.
I'll only consider winterprotection against heavy frost, mild frost will be no problem.

Malus (lightbrown pot), common Alder (green oval pot) and Field Maple (dark green rectangle pot).

Future plan (virtual) below

dinsdag 9 januari 2018

Silver Birch repotted

Betula pendula, or perhaps a natural hybrid between B.pendula and B.pubescens.

Harvested in 2012 from a building plot nearby. Suffered poor regrow the first 2 yrs in the ground in my garden, I don't have a clue as to why. It should have progressed more by now, but hey not all goes as planned. Anyway since more than 2 yrs it regained vigour.
Still a good few years of building up ahead.

Repotted a few days ago, into a smaller (but still quite big and quite heavy) container, for the next 2 to 3 yrs. It can handle a repotting this early in winter, I am not worried. Only with heavy frost I will consider some shelter.

woensdag 13 december 2017

New pots coming my way

Yesterday I ordered 3 new pots. Coming my way.
And another one is in production by my previous teacher ceramics.

just a preview, because I love ceramics in general, and I love the glaze and colours.

At least 4 trees will love spring 2018 ;-)