Spending the next two days at a club event up at Greenmount Horticultural College in Antrim. A small exhibition of trees for the public along with rolling demos and talks. If the weather holds it should be a good day out. The Walled Garden which hosts us on campus id stunning. Took a few snap the other day when I was up measuring space in the new building that we’ll be using.
This Chinese Elm came into my care last year. It had been doing well for a few years and then it had a major bad episode and lost all the bottom branches. All that was left was a nice base, a long straight bit then a few branches at the top. I repotted it out of the original poor soil. After a few months it had leafed out again but was never going to make a convincing tree without lower branches. I spoke to the owner and suggested air layering the top off it and then creating a better tree from the base. Fair play to him, he agreed. I left the layering until March this year and a few weeks back I checked the progress.
Signs of decent roots in the layer.
Potted up The base had produced some new branches low down due to the layering process, I gave these a very basic wiring to get them going in the right direction. Two trees from one.
Originally posted on Scratch Bonsai: Photos from the annual Belfast City Council Rose Week (held at Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park) that finished today. There were several bonsai classes on display. It was a bit cramped but approximately 40 trees…
Not me personally, standing in cold water for hours not catching anything does not appeal! However my Father in Law sees it differently. A few photos of Salmon fishing in Ireland in Ballina and Bangor Erris, County Mayo. Ridge Pool on the Moy river in Ballina is famous for it’s Salmon fishing and the visit coincided with the Ballina Salmon Festival too. A few photos of the street market on heritage day.