Ancient Westcountry art of Degirting

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We all know that if trees are left to themselves they turn into girt big things that drop leaves and branches all over the place :rolleyes:

This is how to stop them turning girt :)

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First prune the root tips, this will cause new roots to grow from the base of the tree, forming a much denser fibrous root ball.

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Pot it up and then form a stiff bit of wire into the shape you want the tree to form.
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Gently lash the trunk to it with some thinner wire and leave it on till next year.

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Finish off with some moss or stones :)

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When the new leaves come in the spring, remove them and it'll grow a new set of smaller leaves.
 
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We all know that if trees are left to themselves they turn into girt big things that drop leaves and branches all over the place :rolleyes:

This is how to stop them turning girt :)

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First prune the root tips, this will cause new roots to grow from the base of the tree, forming a much denser fibrous root ball.

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Pot it up and then form a stiff bit of wire into the shape you want the tree to form.View attachment 43619

Gently lash the trunk to it with some thinner wire and leave it on till next year.

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Finish off with some moss or stones :)

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When the new leaves come in the spring, remove them and it'll grow a new set of smaller leaves.
Did you just Bonsai me unexpectedly?
 
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Hummm, yep i got Bonsai'd too...how long until it gets avocados? it's a great description though, easy...Bonsai for dummies, suits me to a T:). I think i'll try it.
 

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@zigs brilliant mate for those who have never tried ;) i brought one several years back for in the home and the leaves kept falling off, so gave it my stepson and he put it out side and it came brill but through him totally neglecting it, it died.

I just love them they look really exotic :)
 

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Ta Gail :)

Easy enough to do, give it a go :)

He's got a big brother called Scot :giggle:

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Zigs no more pots as I have to depend on the other half mate to lift them and he's older than me and you make me laugh with the names you come up with :whistle: but I do love the surroundings and the pathing steps doe look nice :love:
 

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3 years later and it hasn't got any bigger :)

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