A very wet day but still plenty in the Dragons den

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A very wet day but still plenty in the Dragons den

Post  chris on Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:31 pm

It tipped down with rain all day but plenty of members turned out









Daf brought a juniper along grown on from a whip for 2 years, he wanted to try cascading it





There was a great root system and so with some raffia and some bending it was just a matter of some wiring and branch placement. All the weaker downward facing growth was removed





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Post  daf.vinci on Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:54 pm

I'm sure I've seen that guy with the common juniper somewhere before?
Thanks again Chris, really enjoyed. Smile

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Post  chris on Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:09 pm

This yet another of Jason's field grown trees, this time its a nice little cultivar of a silver birch ( Betula ? ). really small internodes



It was decided to take the top of the tree out to give a better trunk line and tree image








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Post  chris on Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:24 pm

Andy could not make it today, he went collecting on Friday!!!!!
He now needs to lie down in a darkened room for a week to get over the excitement of a stunning Hawthorn and Larch










Great trees Andy, see you soon

Regards Chris

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Post  chris on Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:28 pm

Hi Daf, thanks for the reply, you enthusiasm within the group is always so welcome

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Post  jason.p on Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:46 pm

Another very enjoyable Sunday down at the Den, I don't think I've ever come back from there without learning something new.
Andy's got a nice looking hawthorn there - I think a spin on the 'wheel of critique' will be in order when the time is right.
Cheers,
Jason

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Post  chris on Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:10 pm

Hi Jason,
Yes that is a serious Hawthorn and it in very good hands with Andy

Regards Chris

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Post  jason.p on Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:29 pm

Hi Chris,
Came across this Yew today, not as many roots as I would have liked - mainly one or two growing into a hedge bank and none below - but I think it'll be alright. I don't have any bonsai soil mix made up, would multipurpose compost be OK 'til the roots have increased or would it retain too much water?
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Jason

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Post  chris on Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:53 pm

Hi Jason'
Nice find, all my collected stock go first into multi-purpose. Everything seems to do well for the first year or two just make sure there is good drainage in what ever container they go into.

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Post  jason.p on Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:28 pm

multi it is then - nice and cheap too! Did you have a successful collecting trip this week?

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Post  chris on Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:32 am

Hi Jason, yes the collecting has gone well this week and I am hoping to get out again today.

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