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Larch a pot or a slab?

Post  Michael Cooper on Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:13 pm

Bought some young dry rooted larches last year and and am going to transfer two of them from training pot and wonder whether I should use a concrete slab B that I made some time ago or a pot. The pot A is almost square, the width almost the same as the length.
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Post  geoffm5eay on Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:03 pm

Michael, difficult to choose between the two, but I prefer the pot to the slab,
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Post  breck on Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:29 pm

slab for me but think both are too big and deep for these trees.

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Post  Richard S on Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:42 pm

Definitely the slab for my taste Michael although breck has a point, at least regarding the depth given how slender the trunks are.

Out of interest have you considered reversing the tree/s? I mean placing the trees in the same position in the container but having the shorter trunk on the left? Not necessarily saying that would be better (might well not be) just wondering.

Either way I like the twin trunk effect you've achieved and I think that tall, slender trees in long, shallow containers can look really good.

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Post  geoffm5eay on Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:01 pm

Although I preferred the pot and still do a piece of slate would be better than the slab.

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Post  Michael Cooper on Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:49 pm

I  know they are too slender really but here is a visual with the left and right reversed Richard

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:36 pm

my opinion would be the pot as it may give them a better opportunity for further girth growth because it is oversized a bit...

and i agree with the shorter tree being toward the center of the pot rather than to the outside....

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Post  my nellie on Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:56 pm

kevin stoeveken wrote:my opinion would be the pot as it may give them a better opportunity for further girth growth because it is oversized a bit...
and i agree with the shorter tree being toward the center of the pot rather than to the outside....
I agree,too. Moreover I would rather see the short tree a little shorter. But that's only my taste.
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Post  jun on Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:55 pm

flat slab for me

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Post  BrendanR on Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:58 pm

Pot. They are too young for a slab where the material has to be visually powerful enough to dominate the image?

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Post  Michael Cooper on Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:49 pm

I know Brendan it is wishful thinking when they are that slender. The aim is inspired by a picture of two larches in Dan Barton's bonsai book which he tells me he sold some time ago , I will just have to wait a while.
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Post  AlainK on Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:01 pm

I much prefer the pot, for two reasons:

1/ the trees are not mature enough. A pot will be better to carry them on.

2/ the trees are not mature enough. A pot will be better to give them some strength.

(3/ I prefer the design of tall slender trees in a pot. The horizontal and vertical lines match better to my taste.)
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