Cascade Azalea

Another shrub that was lifted from the garden when I first moved in a few years ago.  It was originally pretty much prostrate on the soil and hadn’t grown large at all.  I got fed up with my kids trampling over it so decided to lift it after a year and put it into a flowerpot of similar soil with a bit of extra drainage.

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From above.

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Lifted and tilted. A nice semi cascade image to build upon.

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March 2105. Old clay soil removed. Branches thinned out. Minor pruning. Tilted again for a more dynamic cascading image. Perhaps more pruning later in the year.

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Old scar gives it character.