When I was at Bertie’s house last week I spotted this little cascade Cotoneaster and thought that it could do with a repot. He had a suitable pot on the shelf, maybe not the perfect choice, but a big improvement on it’s current home. This is it before and after the repot.
It will be given a year to settle in, and if all’s well, it’ll get a restyling.
Friday saw Ben appear with his Berberis. It was repotted in February and has grown strongly since then.
Robert some how managed to get a pass out for the night, he was an unexpected but very welcome guest. I asked him to have a look at the Berberis with Ben and a short time later, with some light wiring, this was the result.
This was Ben’s choice of front but Robert pointed out a few more options. These are still achievable even though we stuck with the original front. This was another angle worth exploring. Some branches would be moved but I must admit I like this option.
For a while it was a bit like, Paddy Scotsman, Paddy Englishman and Paddy Irishman started t style a tree 🙂
Had a couple of friends around last night. One, who I finally managed to catch up with earlier in the week was Bertie, a past club committee member and now current member again. Hadn’t seen him for years and it was great to catch up and talk trees. I tried to capture a photo of him but he is an expert camera dodger 🙂
He spotted me coming and turned his back! Phil giving him a hand thinning out a yew.
Here he ducked behind the yew for cover.
Nearly managed a clean shot here but Phil points out how many failed attempts I’ve had 🙂
This is as good as I got, good to see you Bertie 🙂
This is his Yew that was worked on before we started.
It was first styled as a demo tree by Kevin Willson way back in 1997. Here’s a few other angles and a look at the deadwood.
And after some work. Thinned out and a little basic wiring.
Snapped these first two recently whist driving past. I’ll rephrase that! I snapped these whilst a passenger in a car driving past 🙂 They are the famous Harland and Wolff Cranes that can be seen in Belfast docks area , now called the Titanic Quarter. They were built in the late 60’s, early 70’s around the time I was born and are called Samson and Goliath.
They are truly massive erections 🙂
This photos shows both and gives you a better idea of scale.
Thought I would share this here. Not the usual sort of video I would share but I found it fascinating to see what’s on offer in a different country. A great explanation from the video taker about what he’s seeing helps too. The older lady must be a relative, either that or he’s being stalked through the market 🙂
Stephen took a drive up to Bali Hai Nursery today and brought back a box full of Hostas. Robert and I took a run down to his place for a look around the trees and see what Hostas he had come home with.
As usual Stephen had a cup of coffee in his hand 🙂
We had a good chat, looked around the trees and inspected his growing collection of hostas too.
Stephens new Hostas with labels to show variety names.
Stephen gave Robert this little carnivorous bog plant accent.