NIBS club resumed last Friday night after a summer break and it was great to be back in the thick of things. I brought with me a large cotoneaster that I dug up from the garden a few years ago. I had repotted it earlier this year and waited until now to think about styling.
Originally I’d always thought about keeping the long trunk as it previously had multiple trunks and I thought it best to keep one but recently I’ve not been convinced. I went to club thinking that it could be chopped right down but wanted to get a few other opinions in case I’d missed something.
So, with Ben modelling and Phil doing the cutting, it truly was a club effort. Here’s what I came away with at the end of the night.
It’ll be short and chunky with a deadwood trunk. The foliage will grow into two main pads in future. Some wiring at the next meeting needed but before then I’ll carve down the extra trunk stubs when I get a chance. Cheers Phil!