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My balcony garden

Post  BobbyLane on Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:52 am









I put these poles up a few weeks ago and painted the floor, just a glimpse of what you can do with limited space...
The trees all get moved around and rotated constantly, they all get to sit out in the flow of rain at some point...

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Re: My balcony garden

Post  Rui Marques on Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:38 pm

Fantastic.
I really like your cork barked elms.
Could you please post some pictures of them?

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Post  Neli on Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:56 pm

A little balcony heaven.

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Post  BobbyLane on Tue Jun 17, 2014 3:20 pm

Thanks Neli and Rui, I will post some pics of the Cork Bark Elms later today or tomorrow Cool 

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Post  GerhardGerber on Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:16 pm

Well done!

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Here you go Rui!

Post  BobbyLane on Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:42 pm









The last two are the normal variety of Chinese elm, but the first of the two normal ones is not an imported tree as it was grown on a nursery in Surrey, England, Peter Chan trained it.
The first of the Cork bark elms is being left to grow wild, its only just starting to develop the Corky bark so ill continue to let it grow vigorously so the bark matures...it wants to be a broom Wink 

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Post  JudyB on Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:21 pm

Nice use of a difficult space! Looks serene and welcoming.

I like what you are doing with your elms, esp. the last one. Many elms (mine included) don't have an organized nebari, and these look to have nice starts on that.

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Post  BobbyLane on Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:59 pm

Hi Judy, Thanks..
Nebari is one of the first things i look for when buying trees, i literally stand there and dig around in the dirt, which is why i dont like buying trees online as you can't inspect the nebari properly.
If you were talking about the nebari on the Cork elm you recently posted, I disagree, I think that tree has very good taper and nebari!

Below is another Elm im working on, its a Chinese import, but not in the typical S shape...



It has some flaws though for eg, the long straight trunk, the movement of the branch at the front isnt ideal either, but at least it helps to brake up the long bit of trunk. but one thing this tree has in its favour is a good nebari/base its roughly 5in across. I bought it a few weeks ago, root pruned, top pruned and its pushing buds all over the trunk so soon ill be able to brake up the straight trunk a little.

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Re: My balcony garden

Post  Rui Marques on Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:06 am

Hi BobbyLane,
Thank you so much for posting your elms.
I really love them, specially the first 5 pics.

I also have one chinese elm that i'm developing for 8 years. But i prefer your 2, 3 and 4 pics ...very nice leaf and structure.
In autumn colors must be awesome.


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Re: My balcony garden

Post  BobbyLane on Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:32 pm

Cheers Rui, I do love Elms, Ill post more pics later in the year Cool 

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