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Nirwaki 3/5

Nirwaki 3/5

4th April, 2011
Here the shape is just about formed. It pays to turn the plant through 360 degrees or walk round the container. Good Nirwaki looks interesting and different from all angles. It also imparts age and maturity onto a plant, a... [more]
 
Nirwaki 2/5

Nirwaki 2/5

4th April, 2011
Firstly we need an "in" Usually this will be to clear out any dead growth, anything growing at the vertical. We need to accentuate any lean, layers, or natural curve. I will spend many minutes just looking at a plant, assessing its... [more]
 
Nirwaki 1/5

Nirwaki 1/5

4th April, 2011
There is a problem with many conifers like these spruce when grown in containers. They reach a size that detracts from the overall beauty of a plant found growing in its natural surrounding, or in a planted garden environment. The... [more]
 
Confessions

Confessions

3rd April, 2011
'Bless me Father, for I have sinned. I have been with a loose girl'. The priest asks, 'Is that you, little Joey Pagano ?' 'Yes, Father, it is..' 'And who was the girl you were with?' 'I can't tell you, Father.. I don't want to... [more]
 
Bullies Back in Town

Bullies Back in Town

1st April, 2011
It was good to see the return of the "Bullfinch" in my garden this evening, even if the little bastard was eating the buds from my favourite amelanchier tree. I think he was also showing off to his mate who... [more]
 
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