donderdag 26 mei 2016

Birchy business

Most likely downy Birch or Betula Pubescens, or natural hybrid between downy Birch and silver Birch or latin name Betula Pendula.

Has been collected on a building plot in november 2013. A lot of building up ahead, a bit of carving where it has been chopped-off, etc.

Alders first cleanup and wiring this season

A few updates, pictures without words...

donderdag 19 mei 2016

Little winterflowering Prunus - update 19th May 2016

Just another update
a good one month in leaf.

the grafted branch grows well (backside)

little Ash

Ash, or Fraxinus Excelsior

Grow, little fellow!

For now, both lower branches are kept to help thicken that tiny trunk a bit. No definite branch selection yet. An option is even to chop off the trunk and only leave both lower branches, to create the tiniest of tiny Ash natural broom-style. Although a broom is not really its natural canopy.

No hurry

European Hornbeam update 19th May 2016

exactly 1 month after previous update...

deeply launched into Spring.

See you in early summer

Common Hazel - update 19th may 2016

update of my Common Hazel (Corylus Avellana) raw material in progress
really starting to go wild.
end of June or early July, we'll meet again.

maandag 16 mei 2016

Hawthorn update 16th May 2016

removed two bigger branches, wired some others.
aiming for a change in inclination next year
and a bit more natural look of that canopy, with end branchlets and twigs hanging down like older hawthorn shrubs in nature.

Malus - update 16th May 2016

16th May 2016
Update of my Malus. Prebonsai, building up...

Well, you have to start somewhere, to build up a canopy. The last picture is the 'before'.
No more intervening until july, or perhaps even next winter.

maandag 2 mei 2016

Rowan #2 some more carving and ready for spring

May 2nd, 2016
I've extended the existing and natural hollow/dead wood down the trunk. In early summer I will carve it out a bit more but not until I've seen a good strong growth. If all goes well, this will be a nice little Rowan. I have this one since early april 2015. This winter I pruned it back, and now I see a good lot of new buds starting to open up. Well, another 5 years to build up the basics for a new canopy. I love Rowan...