Walter Pall's main blog about bonsai and his work with trees from day to day. Lots of good pictures of good trees and lots of valuable information about bonsai.
Hallo Walter,tolle Bilder! Das war bestimmt ein grossartiges Erlebnis!Eine schöne Adventzeit und frohe WeihnachtenwüschtStephan Reddig
Hello Walter is that a Punica granatum (grenadier in french) on the first picture?And it seems to have dead wood.Can you leave dead wood on this species, and what would you do to make it harder?ThanksJF from Paris France.
JF,it is Punica granatum, indeed. One can certainly have a lot of deadwood on broadleaved tree form an artistic point of view. Horticulturally you should know what you are doing. In the hot and dry climate of California you probably do nothing. In most parts of Europe and America you apply wood hardener though. This fills the wooden cells with plastic and thus they stay forever.WP
Thanks very much Walter.Would you have an example for this wood hardener?Like the name of a product to use.Is it the kind of thing that you use with old furnishes?I mean it's not only lime sulfur isn't it?JF
It's the stuff that you paint onto old furniture, yes. I sell it, but I absolutely don't ship it. I will have some with me at Noelanders Trophy.WP
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