All shoots are beeing cut down to 2 leaves as soon as they reach appr. 4-5 leaves. This has left it producing a second flush of shoots in only three weeks after the first pinch. The biggest issue with this birch is to balance the apex more. There is a "hole" in the tree wich looks unnatural.
Etiketter: Species: Betula Pubescens
Today I wired some branches and pruned back the top of the tree, (ca 50% of the top), so that the tapering will look more natural.
The transplantation into the new soil has left it with a tremendous growth, which stagnated a bit when put outside.
However it has rewarded me with two pink bells which has just started to open into a purple inside. I will make a macro picture of the flower later.
There is a huge society that deals with all kinds of Fuchsias. Their traditions, goals and standards differ a lot from bonsai. Allthough it is fully possible to use this species as a bonsai I will try to make this one into what he fuchsia people call a "mini standard". Since my Fuchsia clearly has two stems it will be a double mini standard.
If you are interested in what a "standard" is look here: http://www.solentfuchsia.co.uk/standards.html.
The measurements aimed for in this one is:
Clear stem not to be less than 6” (154mm) or exceed 10” (255mm)