Saturday was another one to one session for me this time helping to repot some tricky trees.
This Hawthorn collected from a garden by Ben a few years back was one of the first trees tackled. A decision had to be made about a heavy long root that would dictate what pot it would fit into.
First this tree moss covering the lower trunk had to be removed. I hate this stuff. It gets in under rough bark and can cause it to lift off.
We then had to wash out the old mix and any original field soil. This allowed us to see exactly what had to be reduced and allowed us to see that the heavy root could be removed without putting too much stress on the tree. It had done well under Ben’s care and plenty of fine root was in evidence.
My handy root washing system 🙂
And this is the tree potted up at it’s new angle.
Next is a Shohin Cotoneaster. The current pot is too heavy and clunky for the tree.
Ben has this little Epimedium accent in a nice Erin pot and he thought it was a better option for the Cotoneaster.
I think he was right, works for me, especially as the tree fills out further.
This little pine was moved from a flower pot over into this new home. Early days but interesting project.
This Larch from a previous one to one styling was brought along to be repotted at it’s new angle.
This big Juniper was actually first one repotted. It’s a real odd ball of a tree but has been fun to play around with.
This literati Pine also got a move from a flower pot. Early days again for it but going to be really nice in a few years.
A busy but very productive session.