New Pots From Ian Baillie

I was lucky to have access to a great collection of Ian Baillie pots at a club event this weekend past and I got my hands on some great pots. Sunday saw me repotting a few trees. Here are the results…

A dwarf Willow with a nice heavy base. This is it’s first time in a small pot and is in the first steps of styling this year. Tree is roughly 10cm tall.

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A great pot with stunning detail.

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This was the old pot and tree as acquired back in June last year.

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A shohin Rose

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A root over rock Rose. We had fun selecting a pot for this one. It’s a touch large as it sits but should make a stunning image when it produces pink flowers this year.

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This was it before and in flower last year.

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And a root over rock Cotoneaster in a new shallow pot adding to the drama .

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and here in the old pot last September.

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Root Over Rock Cotoneaster

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Root Over Rock Cotoneaster

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Cotoneaster in Flower

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Decision to Make

This root over rock Cotoneaster is up for a make over. The bottom branch is very low and although it looks fine in it’s bare winter image, it has been bothering me in leaf. It doesn’t get much light and can get a little weak and leggy. I was looking at it a few days back with a view to removing it. One of the benefits would be to show off the root over rock portion a little better. I took this photo and then photoshopped the branch away. I then extended the branch above slightly and think we have  found the way to go.

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Sumo Cotoneaster

It was time to do a little work on this garden cotoneaster. This was it back in May last year.

This is it before work this week.

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I did a little carving to remove the chop marks and gave it a basic first styling.

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It’ll now have a year to fill out and see what new shoots pop.

Mame Repot #2 Cotoneaster

Next mame for a repot is this Cotoneaster.

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Stephen’s Cotoneaster

This is a Cotoneaster that Stephen brought to my place a few weeks agao to do a little carving and eventually restyle. It had lost two weak branches at the back and was placed into this tub to regain vigour for the last year. This seems to have worked.

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Stephen cover this session on his blog HERE

Yesterday afternoon Stephen came back to do the wiring and styling. We also did a little more carving. This was it before we started wiring.

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After some wiring this is the image that Stephen preferred for the tree.

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I found this older photo of it from back in 2011

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Root Over Rock Cotoneaster in 2013

 

 

Spring

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Summer

Autumn

Winter

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Root Over Rock Cotoneaster Autumn Colour