Thinking a bit ahead for what I want to achieve with bonsai material this year, I’ve decided that when the time is right, I’ll have a go at air layering a couple of cut back branches on this field maple growing in my hedge.
I’ve identified these two which are low down with good movement and I really like the corky ridged bark that has developed. Fingers crossed that I get round to it and that they take root ok.
Looking around the rest of the garden I decided to inspect other field maple material in the beds. This one was planted in the ground two years ago with a tourniquet in order to grow new nebari. I plan to dig it up and investigate how successful it was as soon as the buds begin to swell.
Over the past year its developed a very interesting feature, corky bark similar…
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