Maple trimming time

29 Apr

This is one of my maple shohin earlier in the year on show.

  
Now it has leafed out and is far too congested due to ramification.

  
So having pinched out extension growth as it emerged it’s now time to remove one of every pair to bring in the light and aid further development of inner growth. By removing one of each pair of leaves it will not push out a new set. 

 
It’s looking a little ruffled due to doing in in the rain but it will sort it’s self out and now some light will get in. If you think you may show during the summer leave it here in 3 weeks the stalks will drop off and it won’t show. 

For me it’s still not open enough so I cut in half some of the bigger leaves especially around apex.

   

       
No fertiliser has gone on yet but I will now get some balanced feed on and build some energy through the rest of the season.

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