February 2018 – Repotting workshop and layering demo by Brian MacKichan

Many thanks to Brian for his demonstration at this month’s meeting. He brought along some material to demonstrate with and some examples where layering has been used to produce the plant. He felt the beech in question needed a new root system to firstly remove and replace the unattractive existing roots and secondly to adjust the tree’s height to improve its proportions. In true blue peter fashion, having finished the demo, Brian repotted a small maple that had been produced via an air layer giving us the opportunity to see the new root system it produced. Demo done and it was on to repotting. Brian even brought along his own pots for us to buy if needed!

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