Repotting Acer

Sunday I was lucky enough to find an hour to repot my Acer. Having place it in a new pot 2 yrs ago, I wanted to check the roots for the new growing.

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Previously there wasn’t enough grit and small particle substrait to induce finer roots. Roots would circle the pot and become quite thinkened. This time round upon removing the soils a mass of Fine roots were to be found.g

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The pot was cleaned out and new mess tied in20130311-114538.jpgRestraining wires placed in.

20130311-114741.jpgto enable you to get double there is a small Loop placed just through the hole and a retaining snippet of wire place into it. 20130311-115410.jpgThis allows you to have 4 wires to encircle the tree for effective hold. One of these tie wires had a rubber grip placed over it to push down a root to create a better Nebari.
Snipped and ready to go in. I’ve kept as much as possible for development purposes.20130311-115132.jpg
20130311-115105.jpgSoil topped off and watered. With changeable weather, snow and frost, the tree is now in the shed for protection.

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One Response to Repotting Acer

  1. Simon says:

    Top tip Bry for the anchorage wires. I will certainly be using that method in the future. Is it possible to have a picture of the whole tree?

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