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awomanonabike

When I'm not on my bike, you'll find me in my organic-ish garden in #Cumbria. Favourite plants? Wisteria, hellebores, peonies, philadelphus...

Cryptomeria japonica ‘Elegans'

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awomanonabike

19 Aug 2019 • Here you are Laura. It is producing some small shoots where I removed the larger ones but I think it will be a while before they take over and will be easy enough to remove 😊 @columbiariver

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columbiariver

Thank you. I can see better how you trimmed it. It looks good! I'm going to take a stab at it. I

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columbiariver

Thank you. I can see better how you trimmed it. It looks good! I'm going to take a stab at it. Looks like you trimmed away the growth closest to the main trunk. I noticed yesterday that mine now has a new shot up from the ground. I sure appreciate your help Jacqueline

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awomanonabike

Yes, I took out lots of thin, straggly bits from the centre as well as a few big branches. I also took several out near the bottom to lift it a bit. I also took some branches that were growing vertically and spoiling the overall look. I’m left with two verticals at slight angles to each other and a more open framework. Have fun 😃@columbiariver

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awomanonabike

17 Apr 2019 • After! In January I asked for suggestions as to what to do with this #cryptomeria as it is too big. So, I haven’t coppiced it, at least not yet. Nor have I cloud pruned it, as that just seemed too artificial and not right for my garden (and too difficult!). Instead I have cut some stems down to the base, cut some lower branches back to the trunk and cleared the centre by removing all the little dead stems. I’m not yet sure if I’ve finished, but it was getting dark 💤

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ublaszko

I like how it looks after the haircut 😊👍 It looks more open and light, especially with the lower growth thinned out. Almost like a raised canopy but more natural. Love it! 😍😍

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awomanonabike

Thank you Urszula! The original plan was to completely remove the left-hand trunk but I rather like it now. I’ll just have to wait and see if it lets in enough light to the bed behind it 🤔😎 @ublaszko

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valjones-hughes

It’s looking really good Jacqui.

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awomanonabike

Thank Val. It’s taken me almost 4 months to pluck up the courage to do something to it! @valjones-hughes

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awomanonabike

Thank you Jason. It may sound daft but it feels much nicer too. Cryptomeria are really soft but the dead needles aren’t! @Jasonsparkes1

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rachelbrooks

Lovely and light and airy! I’d be tempted to remove the lower branches still...it’s always difficult to know when to stop! 🙈 should let a lot more light through now! 👍🏼👏🏼

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clipperty

When you take your time, the right way forward presents itself 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Hope Katie sees this! X x x @brightcolours

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Yashashree

Nice place...

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awomanonabike

🤔🤔🤔 If anything I might remove some of the thinner ones higher up though you may be right. I’ve already taken quite a bit out from low down but maybe need to take more 🤔🤔🤔 @rachelbrooks

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awomanonabike

Thanks Claudia. I almost tagged everyone who commented. I should have done... @clipperty @sieveheadsarah @brightcolours @carolgs @katgreen @Keely

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awomanonabike

Thank you 😊 @Yashashree

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awomanonabike

17 Apr 2019 • ...during...

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brightcolours

#pruning-during

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awomanonabike

17 Apr 2019 • I finally plucked up the courage to prune this cryptomeria. Before(ish)...

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brightcolours

#pruning-before

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awomanonabike

4 Jan 19 • So, what to do... This is too big and is shading the ‘sunny’ bank. I was going to chop it down but then read that it is unusual in that it can be coppiced. Should I? 🤔🤔🤔

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sieveheadsarah

Yes coppice it, would be a shame to get rid of it 👍🏼😀👍🏼

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awomanonabike

Have you ever seen one coppiced Sarah? @sieveheadsarah

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sieveheadsarah

I haven't, but I did look online, although still couldn't find a pic 🤔, I like that you can shape it how you like and it sounds like you just can't kill it 👍🏼

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brightcolours

#cryptomeria

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Keely

Google image cryptomeria topiary Jacqui couple of good ones on there that would look good and give you more light 😄

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awomanonabike

I couldn’t either Sarah but Keely has found some under cryptomeria topiary so am feeling more inspired - thanks Keely @sieveheadsarah @Keely

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awomanonabike

Ooh I could try and cloud prune it 😃😬☁️🌳☁️ @Keely

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sieveheadsarah

Ooh yes, I can't wait to see what you do with it 👍🏼

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awomanonabike

Me neither Sarah, though I think I’m going to have to build up my nerve. More tea I think 😉😂 @sieveheadsarah

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katgreen

I vote cloud prune, exciting new beginning 👍💚

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Keely

That's the one I saw it looks fab 👍😄

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awomanonabike

30 Dec 18 • I think the Japanese Cedar is wanting to be a Christmas tree 🎄

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rachelbrooks

And why not?! 🎄💦

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richard.spicer.7906

I have some cuttings of Cryptomeria, never been successful on conifer cuttings but keeping my fingers crossed it works this time round 🤞🏼

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awomanonabike

I think it was feeling ignored so tried to put on a bit of a show 😉😂 @rachelbrooks

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awomanonabike

I think I read somewhere that they are notoriously difficult to grow from cuttings so good luck 👍 @richard.spicer.7906

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jendren

Happy New Year 🎉 Jacqueline

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awomanonabike

Happy New Year to you too Nicola 🥂🍾 @jendren

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