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    Rot in trunk scar?

    It *will* rot over time but it's not really anything to be worried about. As time goes on you will either get callusing over the cut, or you will make further changes/carve it out as the tree develops. I have an elm I trunk chopped 15 years ago, and the heartwood has still not rotted away after...
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    The rock thread.

    A bunch of iron-rich sandstone I found locally. I'm probably going to cement a load of these together to create a platform for a tall rock planting.
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    scotts pine soil staying too wet

    If they all look like that, then it's dead (and has been for some time). :(
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    scotts pine soil staying too wet

    I use one part Akadama, one part pumice, one part lava (or a similar mix with equivalent properties). If it's still raining, you can try covering the pot surface with a tile or something. I wouldn't repot right now, just try to keep it drier. I would say that for the needles to turn brown, it...
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    The Tree Thread

    San Jose juniper on a wet morning.
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    The Accent (Companion) Plant Thread

    A big planting on a rock
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    The Tree Thread

    Chinese elm starting to do the autumn thing.
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    The rock thread.

    Untitled
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    The Accent (Companion) Plant Thread

    Little Cyclamen
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    The Accent (Companion) Plant Thread

    New planting I put together this weekend from bits I had lying around.
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    Acer Plamatum #3

    now you're just maiking things up :) (sorry Conor...)
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    Acer Plamatum #3

    Ah, but the sun-damaged older leaves look exactly like those on my Shin deshojo ;)
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    The Tree Thread

    Tonight's work: approach graft on a Scots pine (halfway through the job).
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    Which wood Yew choose?

    I would. Good luck.
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    Which wood Yew choose?

    Most people probably are mate ;) however I've killed my share of garden centre yews as well. For a fiver you have nothing to lose. I'd choose the healthier one IF it has a trunk you can imagine making a bonsai out of. At that height, probably a small one. The soil will be crawling with vine...
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