dinsdag 25 oktober 2016

Alder after 1 year pond basket - Autumn 2016

One of my 4 common European Alders (Alnus Glutinosa) after 1 year in a pond basket and 2 to 3 seasons in my garden after harvesting. All finer branches are new since this year. Obviously, I'm building it up, and I will continue using sacrifice branches here and there. Another +/- 2 years vigourous growth ahead before ramification can 'really' begin.
I guess you can allready see how this will evolve

I love Alders, did you notice yet?

Autumn 2016 portraits: Field Maple, Two Birches, Crab Apple, Rowan

Just a few autumn pictures of last weekend.
Many of the trees still bonsai-to-be

1. Field Maple (about 22 - 23 years old): in ramification process, and with several rootgrafts still on.

2. My most developped Silver Birch, so far that is.

3. Crab Apple, free growth this year (second flush untrimmed). Lots op building up ahead.

4. common European Rowan, harvested in april 2014. Very small size, building it up ...

5. The other Birch (probably Betula Pubescens). Harvested a few years ago, longterm project