This little tree is without any wire for a long time now and some of the new smaller branches are growing in the wrong direction and needs to be wired in to place or cut back! The finer ramification that fills out and shapes the outline of the separate foliage pads has more than doubled over this last year and so far I am happy with the lower 80% off the ramification, but the top section needs to thicken some more and fill out a lot more to make me really HAPPY!! 🙂 But they don’t grow much when they are settled in a pot like this one is, so that will take at least two more growing seasons! Maybe just in time for the next Noelanders Kifu trophy?! The result of the root techniques I did last year is still covered with cut paste and soil and seem to do all right?! But we will know after this winter when I will have a closer look at the roots, I will keep you informed. I hope that the finer roots have grown enough to allow me to cut off some major thick roots so that I am able to remove two big rocks from the root ball! Then I can put it in a more shallower and suitable pot than this one. Although more suitable, some people really like this pot it is in now! Tony Tickle who was here last weekend loved the pot and he is not the only one! What do you guy’s think?! Note the pot is dirty in these pictures and normally it has a nice dark patina! I find it somewhat too high or too heavy, but in the future when the silhouette is more full, well than it might look just right?!
Below: Left side,
Below: Right side,
Below: Back site,
Below: And finally the front site.
Below: A bird’s eye view of the ramification.
Below: I will wire the tree this coming week and will post the result as soon as I have good pictures!
My next upcoming post will be about the first work that I did one off mine Prunes mahaleb yamadori!!!
Hans van Meer.