THOSE WERE THE DAYS! (SIGH)
I came across this picture from 1994. It is me repotting (alone) my hudge Celtis chinensis. This tree "THE LION CRUSHER" was once a proud part of my growing collection those days. I loved this tree, because it was, a tree! You felt dwarfed, when you looked at it from close by. It gave me the feeling that I use to feel when I was a little child, playing under need a big tree in the forest. But after 6 years, I had to let it go to warmer places (Frans), it was struggling to much in my cold climate! Being able to show this difficult species at the "Ginkgo Award" was a highlight for me and the tree. I still miss the feel off this real tree in my small garden!
Here is a other one. Can you tell why this tree is named "THE LION CRUSHER" ? Yes or no? Look harder!
Hans van Meer.