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Abies repotted.. 1 month 4 hours ago #60913

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I had this tree since 2014, It lost several branches, I think due to poor compost (And not being repotted for far too long!), I repotted it in march of this year..

This is another tree that I was amazed was still alive due to very small amount of roots!

I repotted it to equal parts of Japanese black lava grit, composted bark and Akadama, Hopefully it wiill be more opemn than the potting compost that it was in!

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I ran the lava grit through a sieve as there were large lumps, I put those in first for a drainage course.

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Once the componet parts were mixed and ready I removed the compost from the tree and washed all traces of the old stuff away with the hosepipe.

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It finally has it's feet in some fresh stuff!

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It seems ok at the moment, I gave it a feed of seaweed extract last week so hopefully it will flourish, I don't know what these trees are like for back budding, It'll probably never have any branches further down :(


Cheers, John :)
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Abies repotted.. 4 weeks 2 days ago #60933

I finally got around to doing some styling with this tree today!

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Cheers, John :)
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Abies repotted.. 4 weeks 2 days ago #60934

Hey John,

Nice little tree. Just note: Washing out the roots is for many coniferous species not a great idea. Hope it will not take too big a hit!
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Abies repotted.. 4 weeks 2 days ago #60936

leatherback wrote: Hey John,

Nice little tree. Just note: Washing out the roots is for many coniferous species not a great idea. Hope it will not take too big a hit!


Ooops!!, I didn't know that! :ohmy:

Hope it lives!


John :)
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Abies repotted.. 4 weeks 2 days ago #60942

Live, learn, let live and hope!
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