Sometimes I work on nursery trees, sometimes I work on client’s trees……and sometimes if I’ve been a really good boy I get to work on my own trees. Hopefully these regular visits will give you an insight into what goes on behind closed doors……….
Studio Stories – Old Sagaretia repotted
The before pictures in the deep Derek Aspinall pot were taken on the 23rd February. The actual repotting was carried out on the 25th.
I have had this tree for more than 20 years and kept it indoors…..so you can keep them alive! It is a seriously old tree……the cracking of the bark on the deadwood almost suggests that it may have been in a fire at some time.
There are no heavy roots in the pot only fine feeder roots……hence the need for the construction site underground to support the leaning trunk and keep it stable.
The tree was placed in another smaller Derek Aspinall pot. The foliage was then drastically reduced to take pressure off the roots.
The final picture was taken on the 5th April with the tree now back in leaf and recovering nicely from it’s ordeal.