Paul acquired this tree knowing that it was in need of serious attention and that I was always available to offer help and advice.
This is an old Juniper that originated in Japan. It is very typical of the type…..informal literati style with a striking interplay of twisting Shari and live veins.
Someone had put a lot of time and effort in to wiring and shaping this tree but if you neglect the compost/roots relationship it really is a waste of time.
The compost is the only thing you give your tree so give it the best you can afford! After care will be vitally important for this tree but hopefully at least this growing season he now has a chance. I will let you know what happens in due course.