This is Iqbal Khan and this is day two that I’ve been working on this blue star juniper, it’s summer pruning and also removing old needles which have browned off from the previous year and once the brown needles are removed it exposes the new branches, that’s how the branches form. I will carry on with this and I wil try and zoom in to show you exactly what’s going on. basically this entire section was covered in dead needles and I’ve removed them with these tweezers and you can now see how this forms a branch also growth which is growing downwards has to be removed and so I’m going to remove that bit there, that one will also be removed as it’s going south and that one as well so now we have a very clean line here so that’s basically the idea behind pruning these blue star junipers. There’s a little knob here which I’m going to remove and basically again make it into a straight line, there we are that’s the knob removed from there, same thing with this branch here, these are the dead needles from previous year which I’m removing by pulling them in the direction of growth so so as not to take off any of the surface area of the bark and same thing on the other side remove these dead needles you can now see the cleaned up part, here is how the branches form.
Now I’m going to tackle this section here and I’m going to remove this branch which is going south and we do that with pair of scissors just like that. That’s come off and the rest of it I’m going to clean up with tweezers removing these dead needles to expose the new branch and again the end is dead so we simply pull it and it’s removed, there and same applies to, there’s a dead stump here so remove that dead stump with that come a… let’s now clean up this part here remove the dead needles and the dead bit at the top so is simply…. the dead bit at the top is simply pinch and removed and same thing with the next one, just fell off so that, that is done I am slowly working my way up the tree and on this branch we’re going to remove this growth which is growing downwards and also here there are too many dead branches so I’m going to remove these little knobs and clean it up That’s a bit better and again there is more growth going downward so this will come off and then there is another, this branch here there is a lot of growth growing downwards so we’re going to remove all this growth which is growing downwards and until we are left with a clean line at the bottom there we are that’s cleaned it up you can see is a clean line at the bottom now and we’ll quickly remove the dead needles on this branch.
Now working on this part they are all these dead needles so I’m going to remove all these and expose the what now becomes a branch there we are that part there and I’ll work on the next part and these are all the brown needles that you can see some at the bottom some facing away from the camera. I will do all those right now so now we move on to another of these branches and continue removing these brown dead needles from previous year’s growth right there we are, that’s all done. There is this downward pointing growth which I’ll remove this end is dead so I am going to remove that more downward-pointing growth which I am going to cut off from here. It is starting to drizzle slightly so I will have to stop now and finish the crown off another time but if any of you have one of these blue star junipers then you need to remove the dead needles in August / September and also prune any growth growing downwards upwards crossing or inwards I’ll give the tree a quick turn and you can see it’s much greener than when I first started there Brown dead needles everywhere and that’s what forms the new branches and that’s where we started.
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Hello everyone today we are going to be working on one of my Satsuki Azalea’s it is pink flowering one. It is in flower and we will share it with you in its full glory so stay tuned. Hey it’s me, Iqbal Khan, if you have not yet subscribed to mikbonsai then click the subscribe button and hit the bell icon to subscribe and receive notifications as I upload new videos. This is the Satsuki Azalea it’s in flower not all the buds have opened, some buds of are half open, some are still opening and some are still at it’s early stages of formation but I thought we’d catch it now otherwise I’d miss it.
We are going to clean up the pot. This is the top of the pot very overgrown with weeds and we are going to start tidying up the pot remove the weeds and there’s a lot of debris, dead leaves from neighbouring trees and we’ll make a start and catch up shortly. we are slowly getting there the weeds are being removed and there’s still a few more left and at the same time I’m plagued by the plane so we will catch up shortly. we have cleaned up the top of the pot and added some chicken pellets and also topped up with some bonsai soil. I’m gonna give it a quick watering the soil at the bottom is watered but it’s just the newly topped up soil that I’m going to water. we are now looking at the trunk of the tree where it meets the soil, the taper is quite nice and the root flair is also quite good, it will have good surface roots very soon and we will expose more of them and we repot.
This is a close-up of the flowers on the left side left hand side of the tree. I will try and go to the top and that’s the top of the tree which is the apex and as I said earlier there are buds up there all over the tree which have not yet opened you can see if you have the top and I’ll just turn to the right, there we are another one at the top and there’s another one there, there’s loads of buds which have yet to open and that’s what its looking like at the moment and unfortunately i’m plagued by the planes so you just have to bear with us. There we are folks the Satsuki Azalea nicely tidied up, all the dead branches removed.
We’ve removed all the weeds and debris from the pot, topped up with some fresh soil and we’ve also mixed in some chicken pellets to help it grow this season. I’ll give it a quick turn and there we go full of flowers. I love it when these trees are in flower and that is where we started. It’s exactly a week to the day since I last worked on it and the work included earlier in this video. I had to wait a week for it to finish flowering and all the flower buds are open and some of the flowers have started falling off and a lot happens in one week when the trees are flowering I’ll give it a quick turn so we can see it from all sides. That’s the back of the tree and this is where we started Thanks for watching. This is Iqbal Khan for mikbonsai in West London until the next time. and now for the afterthought.
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Good morning everyone today I want to share with you something unusual taken an hour and 40 minutes to get here I had arrived and be very pleased that I have just purchased in the process of purchasing not this one and it is a cascade and this one is excluded this one is in three date so this IV I can is quite keep the tiny options can fit very well and there is this juniper on a little slab and again it looks like a peacock in a very shallow pot this looks like another key collie versus glad effects of talks and this one is a tanuki again we please it can look like pika and next week as the ginkgo tree has a nice convince next is a group of four gold Edwards locks if you don’t graduate with a cypress area and then we have a couple of and what looks like an April and another maple and another one red put these up to it with gingko trees and there is shallow at last one is quietly chose the cloud mounting style doing redwood I have just elected the trees felled this group of all red or three tool to go in the back is called all the flows in the front this is the boot of the car and entry is very very busy I’ve noted all the tree month and this is the view from the rear of the car and all the trees are loaded up and I should be added back well there’s one of the smaller in comparison issues I’ll just go back and I’ve unloaded the trees and this is a maple me to the work and there is a prune that I will turn it before I put it away just the setting of the maples this one is a tika tonu key style paprika after that point and SS laboratories this is another peak hourly slab and the three trees in this group he could have sought out not of dead needles in the of our moss and also these are all too thick the pontiff need to be turned out of it but that’s for another day this is another group of to pick out trees in shallow pot little bit again needs work so this is usually what happens in collections are acquired they usually neglected and we work juniper or sort in a shallow pot this guy has majority of the trees in shadow box a Juniper really quick turn and there we are SP start we have another stringy put on a slab and this also needs a good sort out but they have given it a quick turn so as you can see what it looks like right next up is a mover pine nice tree wrong pot even another turn and that’s where we are as I spotted I think this is another Mughal pine and quick turn and flaps will be started Cyprus Jenica get a quick turn and as we started and this here is a gingko tree and a really great dad Carranza we started it’s a nice tree but wrong pot there’s always something that eats sorting but these two tiny little gingko trees in pretty stone their pots and I suspect these are cuttings which are interpolated next up is this wine and a music turn same amount of work has gone in to create what it is and I can see how the wine has been molded into the shape that you’re looking at I’ve cleaned it up it was a bit rough I had given the quick tool it is fairly straightforward and also we started you get the next tree the next we have a dawn redwood now give it a quick turn it’s too heavy at the top the bond structure having exalted with too many branches and they would sort out thinning out the branches and of course wrong pot next up is was this fairly substantial dawn redwood and it is slanting style the trunk is quite thick as you can see my hand is behind it and get a quick turn again at the top is basically a bush by putting a tree in a pot it doesn’t become a bonsai there’s a lot more to it after the tree has been put in the pot next up is this group planting of four trees these are doing red buds now unit Victor and if not that again the branches need a little bit of a sort out one apart from that we as it was just are getting a little bit too tall so it may need chopping at the top to reduce the height that’s all for now thanks for watching and if you haven’t subscribed smash that subscribe button and then hit the down to receive notifications of future uploads and now for the afterthought how does the penguin well the house it gives it together you dig and now for the afterthought that’s a plane go no the plane is not the afterthought you