dinsdag 17 januari 2023

Hornbeam update 17.01.2023

Has been a while since I posted any progress on this european hornbeam (carpinus betulus). As you can see, still no 'pot'. I'm patient with this one. For those who don't know the history, I got this one in april 2012, from someone's +20yo hedge. Not much more than the trunk and a few big roots were left back then.

Little sycamore maple (acer pseudoplatanus)


The little sycamore maple on lavarock. Has been growing a few years in the ground and in this plastic crate. Long way still but this is just to prove that, with patience and continued clip/growth method, is IS possible to achieve a little more ramification.

maandag 18 oktober 2021

Autumn 2021 - another common Alder

 Autumn 2021 update of another Alder (harvested as a 4/5yo plant from a building plot and regrown since +/- 2011/2012).

So far so good. In a few years it will get a more suitable pot, this one is the only one I had left to repot it from wooden box after 2yrs of growth.

Autumn 2021 - one of the Common Alders

Autumn 2021, picture update of one of my homegrown common Alders (alnus glutinosa).

So far so good, top needs more development (bit heavier/fuller to avoid the overall too triangular 'bonsai' shape, needs more oval)

I will change to a better pot in a few years, if all keeps going well.

Autumn 2021 - Birch (Betula pendula)

Autumn 2021, update picture from my Birch - Betula pendula.

100% homegrown right from it's start as a seedling in 2008.

Not styled in the 'typical' way for birch. It is quite a small size for the species (about 45cm) so that has its challenges as to ramification with this species. But, so far so good, and I do not aim for a very densily ramified try, this would not work.

Autumn 2021 - winterflowering cherry (prunus subhirtella)

Autumn update on the small Prunus subhirtella, variety 'autumnalis rosea'.

Started from a pencil-thick gardencentre plant, in, I think 2001/2002. Had a very bad year in 2008 with a near-death-experience so had to build it up from diedback trunk(let) in 2009.

Autumn 2021 - Ribes Alpinum

This year's update on the Ribes alpinum small size.

From a cutting, in ... 1996/1997, only been grown in a pot.