Welsh Larch 1 Progression

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Welsh Larch 1 Progression

Post  Mikey F on Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:06 am

The following is the progression of a larch which was collected from South Wales. I acquired it shortly after the first picture and decided to use the top two branches, one to re-grow the top and the other to use as a drop branch. The second picture was a year later, the third picture was two years later. I let it grew to build up the vigor and ramification. This was when I repotted it into the drum pot. The fourth picture was another year on after thinning and work on the dead wood.

It is still work in progress with further refinement required over the coming years.




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Post  chris on Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:12 am

Hi Mike,
Great to see the early photo of this tree just shows what a fantastic job you have done

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Post  GašperG on Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:39 am

Well, cut my legs and call me shorty!
That looks nice after not very promissing material and it looks aged too. Dead part could be more visible to create visual tapering but i am sure it looks good in real. Very good progress, Mikey.

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Post  arihato on Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:34 am

That is a splendid tree, great styling, love it
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Post  AlainK on Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:35 am

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Post  Jeremy on Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:14 am

Good job Mike. The latest pictures fail to give a true feel for this fine tree. Thx for posting.
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Re: Welsh Larch 1 Progression

Post  Mikey F on Sun Jan 11, 2015 5:54 am

Thank you for the comments, Chris, GasperG, arihato, AlainK and Jerry. Glad you all like it.
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