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  1. Alrighty, got the scragglier one tied down with some knitting yarn. The other one we are going to let be wild and free Pictures to follow once the tie-town has taken. Thanks for the tips. I need to find some new trees. You guys know anything about Witch Hazel? Hamamelis Japonica, for example? There is a beautiful one in the local park here but, despite several attempts, am not able to take a cutting and propagate it. I always check to see if there is a little seedling nearby, but since it appears to be the only one around, I guess that doesn't happen too easily.
  2. I'm quite interested in these boundaries you speak of... what exactly are we trying to do here
  3. Alrighty, good thing it is only April. I would never have thought of that. Perhaps I'll paint the pot white. In terms of the growth, it will be getting full 10 hour sun here in Germany this summer... should be fine?
  4. does it make a difference if I cut low (like half way down) or only new (green) growth?
  5. I'm quite interested in these boundaries you speak of... what exactly are we trying to do here
  6. Hi, A little bird or squirrel planted a silver birch in my flower boxes, and I thought I would nurture them. I've just replanted in some hummus-heavy earth and compost and I think they are quite happy. Can I top top them to make two larger trunks? Or train them down to different shapes? Or somehow make a bonsai by trimming a lot back? Clearly I am messing with nature here a bit, and the best would be to let nature run its course, but I am curious on how much I can experiment here. https://imgur.com/a/JAH4rbu Thanks, Kal <blockquote class="imgur-embed-pub" lang="en" data-id="a/JAH4rbu" data-context="false" ><a href="//imgur.com/a/JAH4rbu"></a></blockquote><script async src="//s.imgur.com/min/embed.js" charset="utf-8"></script>


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