Sunday, 7 August 2011
Here is the big Scot's pine early on in the season. Mid April. It has a very nice even flush of new candles on it. Surprised me a little as it had just been repotted.
I have the primary branch structure in place with some heavy wiring. I will need some raffia to finish this job. The deltas of good foliage are forming with every shorter tributaries. All the crossing and plain silly branch's are gone. I still have a great deal of pondering to do until i settle on the final shape. There will be a few Big cuts and maybe some of that ghastly jin.
After the spring candles the big pine went all yellow. I feared that I'd damaged some roots and that I would lose some branches.
As a result of this i don't have a nice flush of candles coming through now and there isn't much back budding to speak of - but there is always next year.
Then again - the buds are good and theres a bit of life left in this summer. Moar fertiliser!!!