Stunning Tree Sculptures

I just spotted these on Facebook and fell in love. Click on the tree to go to the website and see more. How talented is this artist?!

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Queen in Ireland

In honour of  the Queen’s visit to the Emerald Isle, I thought I would add a little Red white and blue.

Here’s the red. Poppy.

Here’s the White. Calla Lily.

and here’s the blue. Iris.

and a few more just for the hell of it. 🙂

Strength 2 Strength

I checked this Japanese Maple today for black fly. None to be found but everyone else’s maples seem to have them. I had done a major repot on this tree back in the Winter. It was very weak last year and the branch structure was very poor due to a few bits dying back. As you can see it’s responded well.

I moved a few of the little accent pots I had sitting on the soil surface, right in at the corners and this is what I found.

It has responded that well to the repotting that it has produced new roots right out into each corner and was even trying to put roots into the accent pot! It is just loving that open mix of SC Pink and grit. Not fine stuff either as you can see.

New Case Study

To save me having to look back for old posts about the Cork Bark Elm Forest, I have added a full story/time line to the case studies Tab. I’ll add to it every few months to show the development of this group.

Click on the photo to view the case study.