Common Juniper

As the Old Year slowly slips away and we await the frenzy of the New Year with spring just around the corner (maybe) I thought I would have a look at this simple little juniper that I have grown from a cutting struck about 6 years ago.

Spring promises to be a busy time as it will bring with it the burden of repotting. This little tree, while not high on the list of priorities, will definitely benefit from a new pot.

There are a number of possibilities for a front but I think it will be somewhere around here. My plan is to extend the Shari  up and around the trunk in order to add a little bit of interest to a fairly boring lower trunk. Question is, Is it possible. If it is it will need to be done very slowly.

The idea is to bring the shari up and around until it meets this jin which is halfway up the length of the trunk.

The nebari is fairly uninteresting but there’s a little something there which can be wired into a better position to give a bit of root spread. The next step is to do a little fine wiring and I will probably have a go during the next week or so.

So the long wait continues although it is so mild today I could almost be tempted to repot a few trees.

A very Happy New Year to all.

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2 Responses to Common Juniper

  1. willowbogger says:

    probably best to resist the temptation Mike , could be alot of winter to come in the new year !! best wishes, see you in Feb.

  2. Just dreaming peter but thanks for the word of caution.

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