Sunday, 17 October 2010

Maple through the year

At the beginning of the year this maple was repotted into a bigger pot with hard akadama and volcanic grit. it seemed to like it. It was fertilised weekly.

By mid year it was growing nicely. I cut off some of the crazy long growth at this stage. Might have been better if i left it there - but it looked better without it. I also removed the chopstick scaffolding that had been there.

Here is is today with some autumn color. The trunk is at least 50% larger. Next year i will develop the ramification further. The size is OK now. And it needs to be fatter of course.