Larch Check-up

This Japanese Larch is slightly further on that any others in my Garden. I had spent a bit of time working on the branch structure last month. Today I gave it a look again as some buds don’t always grow the way you expect on a Larch.

Here’s the first pad on the left. I just love this time with Larch. All those little green shaving brushes.

If you look at this pad, some of the buds are opening facing downward under the pad. Unless this is a bare area within the pad where you can let it extend and then wire into the space, it’s better to remove these now.

By removing them, you clean up the image with nice clean lines under the pad.  Here’s the pad with the two offender removed.

As needles grow and extend during the year the underside of the pads can become very tatty and by plucking any downward facing needles before exhibition you can greatly improve the Silhouette of the tree.

Note to self, keep a close eye on this tree, the wire will need checked again shortly. I hate taking wire off, nearly as much as putting it on 🙂





2 comments on “Larch Check-up

  1. Such excellent advice Ian. The amount of Larch I see with buds on the bottom of branches … sigh.

    Now I must take you to task on wiring. Putting on an absolute pleasure; taking off … I so hate that job. Oh for an apprentice:-)

    My large Larch is still alive despite having only a handful of roots and being bare-rooted. Not as advanced as the one you are showing but still good considering.



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