Friday, July 1, 2011

Budding a Golden Elm

After speaking to Malcolm Campbell on the radio the other week I decided to bud some golden elm twigs

onto a suckered root that had come up with a green top. That chest high one in front of the tank.

We'll see how it goes, just an inverted T cut on the rootstock and slide in a whole "plate" of a bud under the bark.

It didn't work very well last year when I tried it with a peach, but this year I'm leaving the top on so the sap is flowing strongly. Maybe then some sap will make it into my new buds.

Now just to leave it alone, not interfere, and hope for nature to do its bit.

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