Earlier this week, during the regular get together with my good friend Gerry, we looked at this Chinese Elm, which had its’ roots trained over a rock 2 years ago. It was transplanted into the pond basket you can see in the pictures last year to promote rapid root growth beneath the rock and was allowed to grow unchecked this year to help with root development. Now that it’s holding fast to the stone and firm in the pot, it’s time to clean it up, cut it back and see how it looks
This is how it looked before this weeks’ work was carried out.
And this is how it looks at the moment
Looking good I think. It will be transferred into a ceramic pot next spring to take it into the next stage of development.