Sunday, March 23, 2008

third new Austrian black pine

This one looked the worst from the batch. But it was only because of the sick looking foliage wihch was was too long. And then it was in the wrong pot in the wrong position. After an hour's work it looks much better. It would improve still a lot if I wired it now. But after repotting and shortening the needles this tree now needs a couple of years to regain strength. This is a keeeper. Thre are not so many Austrian black pines of this quality and size (only 40 dcm long!) around.



3 comments:

Anonymous said...

hello, greetings from croatia!

Ralf said...

Hi Walter,

what do you mean with shorten the needles? Did you cut the needles or just plug the long ones?

Regards

Walter Pall said...

Ralf,

both. I pluck old long neeedles and sometimes cut those which are too long. This is OK during development phase.

Walter