Kouka-en part 2

31 Jan

This was a nursery that has been top of my list to visit for some time, and it did not disappoint.

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This juniper I first saw in Peter Warrens blog last year, and in the flesh it did not disappoint.

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This large Hinoki Sekka that Owen styled a while back was good to meet as I have some of the cuttings he struck from what was removed in the styling.

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Chatting with Bjorn about this prunus he said it was struggling due to its age so 4 years ago it was grafted with new foliage and the old all removed. This means everything other than the main trunk is only 4 years old. The tree now grows like a teenager again.

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Where as this maple is on a slow decline to the end of its life, it’s already lost a major branch half way up.

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Watering in winter is relatively alien to us in the UK other than trees in sheltered position, but in Japan after lunch trees were checked and most were watered we saw this at Taishoen as well.

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That’s all for now part 3 soon.

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One Response to “Kouka-en part 2”

  1. bonsai eejit January 31, 2015 at 11:07 am #

    Reblogged this on Bonsai Eejit.

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