Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Figus airlayering update

Dear All,

Today I decided to separate the tree from its old rootbase after I did the air layering a couple of month ago. 
It took some time as the saw I was using was terrible... so small reminder to my self to have good tools always for this kind of job. ;-)

I repotted the tree in the same pot but deeper to avoid the new roots to dry out. Later the tree will go in a more shallow pot.

The tree looks already so much better and more powerful as the hight have been reduced and the angel of the tree have been adjusted.

The top part of the crown is still way too big.. but for now I will leave the tree to grow freely to develop the new roots further. 
I am quit happy with the result so far.

Below I have added some pictures of the process. 

the repotted tree

The tree when I bought it.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Figus airlayering update

Dear All,

Small update on the figus airlayering I am in the process of doing... The tree filled out the bag quit fast and have been shooting new growth like crazy.. so I have made room for more roots by expanding the bag further and added more soil. I am not sure when I will cut off the old root base... and not sure if I should defoliate the tree when I do? I need to look into that... but you are welcome to give your comments on this.

Cheap Olive bonsai...

Dear All, 

This little Olive tree I received as a small gift from a friend... It have just been sitting in its pot for the last year or so.. Did not really think of it.. and it did not really grow... just surviving..
I found a small bonsai pot and I did a repotting of the tree as it was highly needed... the pot was full of roots and maybe therefore it did not really grow. I gave it a light trimming and added it to the bonsai pot... not so bad after all... I am sure it will start to shoot out new growth in a month or so... will keep you posted... 

Bonsai made of a 4 Euro tree 2... (Pinus pinea)

Dear all

In a earlier post I did some work on a very young Pinus Pinea pine... I bought 2 of them. One was done with a more twisted trunk... the other one I did as a upright style. 
Below is a picture of the "finished result"... yes.. it will be many many MANY years before it will look anything like the inspirational picture I have added as well but that style is what I am aiming for... patience patience PATIENCE.. the beauty of bonsai...