Near my house lies a small mountain that is filled with wild Ficus Microcarpa Var. Port Jackson. I had been keeping my eye on a few low lying figs in the area that may have had branches low enough to sprout roots and be collected for bonsai.
When I went to check it out I was lucky enough to find this beauty! A nice thick trunked root that had grown up its own branches last season. With a shovel, a saw and some clippers I got it out and took it home, ready to wrangle into as small a pot as I could.
Most of the roots were already gone so there was no prior root work to do. I just had to keep cutting back the thicker legs until it finally fit into this nice turquoise vessel. Underneath it is some mesh over the drainage holes, some light gravel…
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This is my mother.
“What are they? What are you going to do with them?”
Something I had actually been wondering myself. They were a bargain (honestly) at the local Aldi – or so I impulsively thought, having visions of, of … well routing … obviously. They were just glittering and sparkling like something a little arcane from Abanazar’s cave.
“You? You’re not in the least bit practical minded!”
This is the kind of encouragement guaranteed to give your off spring confidence, build their self-esteem. More please.
In truth I have always been a fix things together with a straightened nine inch nail hit home with a rounded stone kind of craftsman ( the Palaeolithic type I guess, though it never caught on).
But having moved large amounts of brash and transported barrows full of nutrient exhausted, but very fine soil in the process of renewing/saving/repairing a hedge…
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REPOTTING A BRAZILIAN RAIN TREE – http://wp.me/p6KhD7-be