Another tree that Peter Warren looked at on his recent visit was this Rhododendron.
This was it a few weeks before his visit.
Peter suggested opening it our a little along the main long branch and a few other suggestion about future growth and pot. A few pot virtuals over the Winter months perhaps.
Heavy wire used to add a slight separation in the pad. Like Azaleas always use a heavier wire than normal to alter branches on this species. Some other areas were reduced. This was the first time that the tree has even had wire applied!
This was it in 2002
A few dodgy years were major TLC was needed to keep this one alive.