Winter pruning in ground bed

winter pruning of my ground growing bed has begun .time to reshape the trunks via selective pruning .
iIt has taken30 months to produce a reasonable trunk and nebari.

Many of the deciduous trees will be removed this year in late winter . They will then be root pruned and grown on for another year to define main branches and begin the ramification process. Many of the trunks have developed to over 60 mm in this time and nebari,s have reached 100 mm.
Shown here are golden pyracantha and Japanese flowering cherry. Had these two trees been grown in pots their development would be considerably lacking.
The next stage of growth will also help to reduce scaring from larger cuts.

Some of the field grown trees potted up. August 2021

Japanese white pine development example 3

Field grown Japanese white pine  white pine 3 Branch selection
The first 2 main braches 
have been used to create the
basic shape of the tree. 
  • After binding the lower section of each branch with
    bicycle tube branches were
    heavily wired and bent into shape . Front view of shaped tree
    after finer wiring of small
    branchesBack view if wired tree
  • The tree was dried out for 2 weeks prior to wiring.
    Major trunk will be removed in July or august when tree is dormant.
Major trunk has been removed. Now in a bonsai training pot,the remains of the original trunk will be carved off in the future

Niwaki black pines

Recently dug niwaki black pines. These pines would be great as a feature tree in a courtyard, or in your Bonsai garden. They exhibit great movement and would be an asset in any Japanese garden setting. At this stage only one is ready for sale as it was removed from a grow bed 1 year ago. The others will become available once good health has been established.