After a busy Febuary the display benches and garden decking are finally built, painted and the trees are out of the green house, garage, house etc.
In among building there has been repotting to do and so far this year it has gone in this order
Acer Kiyohime, trident shohin, satsuki azalea, bigger trident, larch, flowering cherry, birch. Soon to follow will be the hinoki, then the other acers followed by pines and junipers. Its funny how repotting goes - last year with moving house etc I only did one or two, this year there are several that have to be done and 3/4 of the collection needs doing. Then I'm going to take a leaf out of the Japanese books and let some of the older conifers go 10 years !, others needing a little vigour are going 5 years between repots. with the deciduous I'm looking to 3 years for the ones growing and 5 years for the ones refining.
Here is a quick video of the completed tree area