Friday, April 22, 2011

Hawthorn #7 better now

European hawthorn, Crataegus monogyna, collected in Germany in 2005. I got this in spring of 2008 - first image. By now it has developed very well. I have not even started to wire some branches. In the new pot it almost looks like ready for exhibit. But it will take another five years.


Andrija Zokic said...

I see on last two photos on bottom of pots something which looks like limescale. Lots of my pots are totally dirt with limescale and I don't know which scouring preparations to use to clean it?

Walter Pall said...

Against lime scale you take strong vinegar, we call it vinegar essence. A piece of cloth with vinegar and you soak the spot for a wile.
then you wipe it off. The lime disappears. For exhibit you take some oil (can alos be from teh kitchen) and put it onto the pot.

Andrija Zokic said...

Thanks for the info.
I have tried with "Alcohol Vinegar" (I didn't find "vinegar essence"), and it is cleaning fine.