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Studio stories – Pruning Catchup

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 – Pruning Catchup

With the outbreak of warm weather last week and the prospect of decent weather to follow it was a good time to catch up on some pruning especially with trees finally showing signs of good growth.

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The award winning Mountain Maple with it’s amazing nebari was now dense with foliage and shooting strongly. The tree has become really vigorous since being transferred from it’s “show” pot into a deeper growing pot.

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“Big John” my heavy trunk Trident Maple was now a substantial bush and ready for a drastic cleaning out.

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My Lonicera was almost unrecognisable. This tree needed taking back to very basics for the good of it’s health and to define it’s future shape/structure. A few weeks later and it is budding out everywhere.

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This Satsuki Azalea was in poor condition when I acquired it. We repotted it into a plastic training pot and it is making good progress. So now we removed all the flowers and pruned the long bare shoots back to promote new growth nearer the trunk.