Thursday, 24 February 2011

Larch Pruning

I have just competed the winter pruning on my Larches.  I generally do this before the buds start to move, so that once the roots start pushing nutrients up the tree, it goes to the buds that I want to develop.
Building and maintaining ramification on larches is an ongoing proces and I have made a video that explains this process and also how branches are built up.

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Signs of life

We had a good spell of relatively mild weather and things are starting to move.  The smaller trees in the greenhouse (mainly Tridents, Maples and Chinese Elms) are all starting to push buds.  Outside the European Hornbeams and also two of my Birches are also on the move and repotting is looming.  Can't wait.