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Colander

3 years 6 months ago #51253 by Annette H.
Hi Ray, purchased this from a nursery Acacia howittii. Still a sapling (I know}, I have intentions of placing pot in garden for a couple of years, any suggestions on whether I should be doing something to the tree in the meantime? Like wiring, or lopping the top off?

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3 years 6 months ago - 3 years 6 months ago #51258 by Ray Mackaway
Hi Annette,

Annette H. wrote: Hi Ray, purchased this from a nursery Acacia howittii. Still a sapling (I know}, I have intentions of placing pot in garden for a couple of years, any suggestions on whether I should be doing something to the tree in the meantime? Like wiring, or lopping the top off? I personally wouldn't do anything to the tree. My aim would be to grow a much larger trunk. I would do a slip pot into a colander and plant in the ground. When you do the slip pot try not to disturb the roots. When putting a colander it in the ground you only plant it so the top rim is above the soil. If you have a look at the sixth photo from the top of the post you will see what I mean.


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3 years 6 months ago #51259 by Annette H.
Thanks for reply Ray, these plants are 4 months old. So I shouldn't prune back a bit.

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3 years 6 months ago #51260 by Ray Mackaway

Annette H. wrote: Thanks for reply Ray, these plants are 4 months old. So I shouldn't prune back a bit.

Hi Annette,
I personally wouldn't. The more foliage it has the better for growing on.

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3 years 6 months ago #51261 by ben
Very interesting! Thanks heaps for sharing your info
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2 years 10 months ago - 2 years 10 months ago #53817 by Ray Mackaway
Hi folks,
I thought I would show this Swamp Cyprus before I do any more to it. It has been planted in a colander and then had a Ground Layer applied. I'll update photos after I lift the tree and see what has happened with the roots.




As you can see, there is no lack of roots. I can also see roots coming out
of the bottom of the mesh surrounding ground layer.

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