I love the larch. I have 2 questions. First, your yew seems to be very yellow compared to the norm in my experience...is this normal for your tree, or is it a recent change, or perhaps, related to the photography. I was also wondering about your post re-pot care. Do you bother providing shelter from freezes post re-pot? I know both trees are very hardy and can tolerate deep freezes, but I would be concerned if the soil were to freeze solid immediately after working the roots. Perhaps it's not as cold as it appears. Thanks,
PS I've allowed (accidentally) a JBP to freeze solid (26F) immediately post 50% root reduction...it did fine, but it was in a fairly large training pot.
the yew seems to go this colour through winter, i have a few that do, i have one that goes brown too
, they usually colour up in spring (i have a cryptomeria that looks like it's dead every winter
), though this yew hasn't been repotted in at least five years...
i repotted the trees about two weeks ago when we were lulled into a false sense of spring, i don't actually pamper them (i have two cold greenhouses but they're full of slightly more tender stuff, young maple cuttings etc)
here in the UK, we have been having warmer winters for a few years now with only the occasional hard frost that my trees seem to have taken in their stride, this week has seen some very hard frosts (for this little island at least!)but by midday you can walk about in a t-shirt
Will, i'll try to do better with the pics (i really am useless with a camera but i'm hoping to buy a dslr this year, not that i'll probably know what to do with it
btw, this was the little larch before i drastically altered it
and here's the other yew that 'browns' each winter