some of my mame trees

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    Geoff Hobson
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    Yesterday at our workshop I tidied up and pruned a few of my mame. Silver Birch Field Maple and CryptomeriaIMG_7947aIMG_7949aIMG_7950a

    #45968
    albek
    Keymaster

    Very nice, and interesting to see a Silver Birch that size. The first one I have seen so small. ๐Ÿ™‚ (Y)

    Nice to work with this size. Relaxing. Thanks for sharing.

    #45969
    Geoff Hobson
    Participant

    Yes, the Silver Birch came from Wales, I had it in a bigger pot and re potted it in February this year. Has grown quite we this year. I am going to prune a bit more once the leaves drop.

    #48554
    Matthew de Moraes
    Participant

    Can’t believe how small that Silver Birch is either… great work!

    #48556
    Geoff Hobson
    Participant

    Yes, it was collected when I bought it was in a plastic pot, so I re potted it. Starting to buds out now.

    #48665
    Jon Aristone
    Participant

    Hi Geoff: new inspiration. I have a large Silver Birch Forest, now I need a Mame size on its own. Planning to do some Birch Air layers this year so this will give me a reason to try it…well done.

    #48697
    Geoff Hobson
    Participant

    Thanks, Jon. Three years ago I did not look at shohin or mame, but I found Morten, and slowly have been adding shohin as well as mame. When I looked around my garden I realised that I had a lot of smaller trees that were shohin. Also as I am getting older I have more difficulty in handling bigger trees, in fact I have one that I cannot lift any longer. Not sure how I am going to re pot it next time!

    I am looking forward to the Zoom meeting, should be fun.

    Geoff.

    #49239
    Jon Aristone
    Participant

    Hi Geoff, nice to meet you on Zoom. I hear you on the size and weight of the big trees. That’s one BIG reason I joined up with Morton. sure having fun creating these little guys for sure. I used Mortens field maple group planting as a guide to make one of my own this week. I was a lot harder than I thought it would be, so we will see how time treats me.

    #49240
    Geoff Hobson
    Participant

    Jon, yes, nice to talk to you and the others. I wanted to do a small Field Maple group but I could not get any small enough trees! So I went for a big group and also did several clumps. I am hoping to be able to cut down some of the ones left over once they have grown and established a bit, later on this year or maybe next. There is a nursery that had some small ones but I could not go there and they would not send a small order.

    Geoff.

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