In my previous post I talked about creating a landscape from a dwarf variety of Chinese Elm by planting them on local rock. I grew these trees from cuttings. Unlike normal Chinese Elm, the success rate for this variety from cuttings is about 30%.
The rock is from Lough Corrib in Galway, not on my doorstep but on the same Island 🙂
I thought I would play about with a few ideas today in an attempt to pull something together for the display at the weekend. The public always love the ‘wee trees on the rocks’ and I thought I would try and create a coastal scene. Not a local coastal scene but something more oriental.
There are 3 trees. They used to be on one rock but it broke in half last year!! This has turned out to be a blessing as I can now swap things around and add smaller rocks to the scene.
This was my starting point.
This is the other half.
I also have this rock with moss on it.
When I put them all together it looked a bit cluttered. If I get enough space at the display I might spread it out more, but space will be tight so I started looking for a smaller composition.
This one was better but still not right for the space.
The rock at the back did help add depth to the composition though.
I took out the ‘two tree’ rock to see what it was like.
Not good, so I put the two back in and took out the moss rock.
This was looking better and not as cluttered.To give it more realism and help tie the different components together I added some grit as beach sand. Not ideal material but I’ll get something better for the weekend. Added a wee boat too 🙂
It’s not great but I’m pretty sure it’ll get the public talking at the weekend.