On and about Bonsai


onsdag 29 juli 2015

Update

So far, the little gooseberry seems to be healthy and the fruits are getting ready.

Long time project

Last year we helped at neighboor to get rid of a large branch from an old willow that was obstructing the roofgutter, where the rain flows down from the roof. I noticed that one of the branches had started develop roots and this gave me an idea.

By now all knows that willowbranches are easily rooted. But have never seen if a large trunk could develop roots.

Sadly I didn´t took any pictures of the 5 logs i got from the large branch.
I puted them on water for a time until i saw small white tips of roots comming out from the barch-piece that was submerged in the water. Only 2 grew new branches from the better places. The other I planted back in the ground, to become new trees. I gave one away and the last i saved for myself.





Some carving will be required in the future but for now it will grow freely.