Repotting the Tall Guy Hawthorn

This is a series of photos from a repotting of an OLD Hawthorn from a few years ago. Pot is by the late Derek Aspinall, the soil mixture is very open and well draining.

Repotting a Sumo Olive

Today we re-potted Ian’s lovely fat Olive, the original pot was only for training, the new Walsall Ceramics pot is truly a super addition to the great tree. The angle of view has changed with the tree being rotated to the right 45 degrees. The tree has a far more powerful presence.

Repotting to Bigei Pot for Kifu Taxus

kifu-yew-mar-2017I collected this Taxus Baccata in 2004 and it has been through many iterations before arriving at the Kifu size (Ian Warhust always said that the tree should be a small one)

Take a look HERE at a possible early pot selection from Tom Benda, or HERE  or HERE for a progress post.

The pot that the tree has been in for the last two years was purchased when I was judging a show in China and it’s the right size for sure. BUT the quality is not great, it’s a good training pot but not good enough for exhibition. I intend to show this tree over the next three years so a change of pot was required. This Tokoname Bigei Pot is by – Mr. Hirata Atsumi and was purchased in 2016 for this tree.

Please choose what Pot suits this Cascade Prunus

I am thinking of changing the pot on this cascade Prunus Spinosa, Pot A by from René Lecocq from Belgium Pot B is by Sara Rayner from the USA.

Please choose your preferred pot, you are welcome to comment

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How to secure a Tall literati tree in a shallow pot.

This is an article I first posted on IBC in 2010, worth a look. The tree is no longer in my personal collection.

This is a Prunus Spinosa that I collected on my 50th Birthday… it’s called ‘Fifty’ and it has been in this pot for 2 years. This Beautiful Duffett pot was fine to ‘bring on’ the tree but not a good choice as it is way to ‘chunky’.

How the tree looks today