A Summer Morning’s Micro-Arboriculture

Thyme Travelling

Yesterday brought us a peak of 42 degrees in the northern suburbs of Sydney. Last night accompanied a 15 degree drop in temperature with a fugue of thunder and lightning and this morning’s skies are sulking through a fug at 28 degrees. There’s plenty to do to my little trees, but first; breakfast.

Hashed Tempeh with fried egg and devilled tomato.

It was good. Time to get to work!

Buxus Harlandii

This chunky little shohin was cut back from a much bigger tree a few years ago, and is shaping up very nicely. It was a gift from my father, who was I suspect a little dismayed at how much I hacked off. I’ve been letting it fill out for the last year or so, having drastically reduced the root mass to fit it into this Catherine Hearn pot.

What needs doing?

Buxus Harlandii back-buds like crazy, and these shoots…

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