Trident root over rock, planted on slate. Shohin size.
Another root over rock shohin Trident maple in a hand made Erin pot.
A Chuhin size (21-40cm) white pine, with a shohin Japanese white pine in front.
A beautiful large Kiyohime maple
An accent / companion planting I arranged in a handmade pot by Catrine Pottery.
and a vibrant Arakawa Maple, coming into Autumn colour! Must have been bathing in the sun; but leaves are as healthy as can be!
These 2 azaleas were in huge pots and 2 years ago were being thrown out as they were really struggling. lichen had smothered the branches & buds and suffocated them.
This was in year 2, coming back to health, after I maticulously removed all lichen with a toothbrush/tweezers and removed the worst parts.
With further pruning and shaping, this should make a beautiful tree ..
Silver Birch - this tree was in a large pot and had been neglected. I want to reduce it in height to under 21cm, as it will make a great shohin tree with its thick but low trunk. I have been hard pruning it to reduce height and induce back budding, and the tree has responded well.
The root ball was longer than me!
Potted up. She has some new buds & leaves where I've pruned her, so I'll slowly keep reducing & inducing, and hopefully she'll make for a beautiful tree!
Dwarf holly - again in a large patio pot; feeling a little neglected. Again I've been pruning her back and she's been back budding nicely!
Was fun getting that out!
I'll keep slowly pruning back branches to get them to back bud, and I'll put some pics up when further developed.
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I will post some pictures and descriptions of how my trees are developing, and any new projects I'm starting.
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