Different ways to Bonsai Hinoki

So today we are going to show you A dual performance Palma Priya and Myself working on these hinoki Cyprus The hinoki is one of our very popular Lines that we sell and these hierarchy Cyprus Are nice and bushy And we're going to convert it into Something that looks more like a bonsai Hinoki I'm just thinking of the name in Japanese the word Ki KI means tree so It's probably here no Tree Hill like krk Is Japanese Gray Bar girl so key mean Stream So I suddenly thought yeah why is It called Enoki so that's a Japanese Word so Let's take one of these and you see how Healthy the root is Going to work on one and I'm going to Work on one and we will not trim the two Things together because we're going to Show How each person approaches A project in their own way so I'll leave Panda prayer to speak his mind to say What he's thinking and what he's doing So far away Okay so um first thing you're going to Do is just start teasing out Some of this route to try and get a view What might be the future I'm also looking to remove any weed I've got to see whilst I'm doing it so If I see any bits of weed

Try and get as much of that weed root Out as I can when I start Teasing out and I always find it easier If you rake towards you As I understand it in Japanese Bonsai The most desirable root structure is one Where all of the Roots come out radially From the trunk and they're spaced Equally So if you rake towards you and turn the Tree then any roots that you hit You're going to be raking out into that Radial pattern if you was to go this Side and pull here anything here you're Wrapping around the tree so for me I Turn the tree And then pull towards myself So as these roots fatten up in future Years They would be in the right position for That radial radial root So probably see now That I've freed up An area of trunk So What we're going to try and do is make This more less of a bush and more of a Tree and to do that we need to create a Trunk line So there's still some of these roots That are wrapping around the tree so This is an opportunity to move them Around And place them into the position that

I'm going to want them to be in Future I'll do for now so now I'm just gonna Spin the tree And start looking See if there's an obvious front I think I can see in here that that makes a nice Lower Branch there So to make the most of that the front Would probably need to be somewhere About here So what I'm going to do next is start to Clear through some of this foliage I'm going to remove any dead foliage Obviously but also I want to remove some Of the early growth on the branch to try And create some Branch structure It's a particularly crutch growth or Crotch growth I'm not quite sure where Aquarius word is but Just pinch out anything that's growing Between two branches we can't quite see That on the camera but So you can see I've now freed up Maybe an inch an inch and a half You'll then make my next Branch going up The tree Start at the bottom and work my way up That there is a you can see now that There is More of a a branch structure forming Put those two in Again moving up the tree

It's easier to just pinch than to snip I don't know which of these branches I'll use in the final design yet so I'm Just freeing up as many as I can And then once I've cleared out the tree I'll then start making some decisions on Which branches I'm going to keep and Which ones I'm going to use Initial styling of this smokey At least some of what we do now is not Going to be the final Thing anyway I quite often try to leave On a few more branches than what I need Just so that if it does fail for any Reason I've got something else that I Can use so All right So you can see it's gradually opening up The center of the tree These little bits I can come back in and Tidy up later but just for the sake of Uh the video The length of the video I'll just Leave those on for now So now you can begin to see What we've got to work with So What I'm now looking for is I'm looking From a lot for a line that takes me from The bottom of the tree to what's going To be my apex of the tree and what I'm Looking for is it's a taper so I'm Looking for something that's going to

Get smaller and smaller as it goes up The tree So as an example you could see you could Follow this line and along here And that would take you Take you to thinner material That's one option Probably could use that as well Thicker thinner thinner thinner thinner Thinner all the way up So now what I'm going to do is I'm going To get a bit of wire on some of these Branches And start thinking about my placement of Branches I haven't quite decided which one I'm Going to use for the crown of the tree Yet I think it's always quite good to Tilt your tree In all sorts of angles You know by doing that I've actually Seen another option which I quite like Yeah So Although this Branch here at the moment Is at the back of the tree With a piece of wire I can bring that Over to the front I think you might be able to see that Makes quite a nice little tree It's not the only option there's plenty Of other ways you could do it but that's The one I think I'm going to try for on

The on occasion So get a little bit of wire on this and Then we'll start bending some And branches With wiring I prefer to use a slightly Smaller grade than what I'll need but Use It doubled up just find it a little Easier Also gives me options when I get up the Tree to split the wire into two Different directions So unless you're trying to use the wire As your main focal point and that's rare You want to put your wire in at the back Of the tree Far as you can So you can see that that's into the soil There and then what I'm going to do is I'm right handed so I'm just going to Bend this at roughly 45 degrees And then I'm really just using my thumb To press it around the tree Though you're wrapping the wire around The tree not the tree around the wire Okay so I'm trying to keep to roughly 45 Degrees but you'll always get to Situations where you might not be able To keep the angle so you'll have to Decide whether you want to go above or Below a branch So on this occasion I'm going to go Above So now you can see I've got two pieces

Of wire And I can actually now split this piece Of wire and I can wire this one with one Piece and that one with another piece so Much I need for that side And roughly that much for that one Carrying on Try not to trap any foliage so if There's foliage in my way I'll just Pinch it out If you trap your foliage it can just rot Away next to the tree and although it's Quite unlikely to do too much gem damage Um it's just good practice I think to Try not to trap your Foliage Some to the top of that one now You can tidy up and neaten up the wiring Later as well So now I'm going to wind this other Piece of wire Onto Wires why is that I think three and a Half I have no idea Peter you know So I've got wire on there now Tree So this is what I'm thinking might be The front So this I'm going to bring into there Something like that I'm going to get a little bit more wire On these are the branches before I start Making final decisions on where I'm

Going to put things I'm trying to keep my wiring as neat as I can so I'm going to marry up my wire To the wiring that I've already got The back of the tree be able to see it There If I do that And then I can take one piece of wire Around this one Take that piece of wire around that one And again I probably won't use all of These in the final design but I'm going To keep them there for now Because if one of them fails then I've Got a replacement branch If you see things like this where you've Been wiring and you've sort of Semi-broken through Then I think it's just better to remove It you'll probably find it won't survive So Let's get rid of it now And again I'm just cleaning Cleaning the tree as I go To low branches so I can start thinking About where I'm going to put them So with enokies and generally with um Evergreen trees Certainly in the Japanese tradition what The branches tend to do is this is they Go down To start with so you want to sort of Kind of push all your branches into a Downward position

So I was thinking if this is my front I Still haven't I still don't have to keep That as my front I can change that if I Want I Think about bonsaises I think that You're just using the material that You've got to try and trick the eye To be drawn towards what's the most Salient feature of your tree now at the Moment it's probably going to be the Trunk so what I'm trying to do is direct The eye down and into the tree so that's Why the top of the tree needs to sort of Come towards us it kind of creates like Almost like a little cave so if your eye Hits it comes down and into the tree If you look at the back of that your Aisle hit it and it'll take your eye up And out and away from the tree So so that's why I'm trying to wire the Branches in the positions that I have So basically now all I'm going to do is Just remove anything that's pointing Straight up and anything that's pointing Straight down because if your eye hits Things that are pointing straight up or Straight down they'll follow them and Straight down obviously takes you into The Earth rather than the tree so Just gonna thin through these And for an initial styling I think That's probably getting almost There

As I say just going to go through And remove anything It's pointing straight down Thinning through Just allowing light into this part of The tree so hopefully there'll be some Back bud in and then it gives me Something to cut back to later on Which is your front so my front is going To be in there nice So we've hardly removed any branches We've used every Branch at the moment Yes I mean you've got two branches here That are doing the same job so at some Point I'll probably remove one of those Or if you can just stagger it it would Just do the trick yeah Um but if but if and if one of them Failed I can I can uh then use the other One very nice So this growth that's underneath here Isn't going to get a lot of light so It's not really going to be doing much For the tree Um so that's why I'm removing the stuff On the underside 10 pinch with an Okies which I think is Really nice as well you can just Literally go in and pinch the tips off So this is how you would prune it later In the year On May June time you'll come back in And you'll start pruning and one of the Ways to do that is just to pinch it so

I'm trying to create pads like you Normally do But I also don't want to do too much to The tree too soon Because by the time you've bent it You've already stressed the tree out a Little bit so Probably just going to leave that at That and let it recover And then later in the year I'll go in And refine it a little bit more Nice very nice okay So I have a choice of many different Hinokis everyone is different Slightly different With very subtle Differences I would say so we can Tell what The tree lends itself to making When we have exposed the trunk so as With all projects the first thing to do Is to expose the trunk and then See what the tree lends itself You see how healthy these trees are they Have such a lot of lovely root The Roots always go to the extremities Of the pot For some reason I think the extremities Seem to be warmer I don't know why they go to the end I've never figured that out you see Inside the roots are not so congested Tool is very useful for teasing The Roots without this tool it's quite

Difficult These trees are not Grafted sometimes you get hinokis which Are grafted onto an ordinary chemicipus Lawsonia rootstock to make it a more Vigorous trees In fact a lot of these big specimen Trees you'll find a huge bulge at the Bottom and that's because the understock Is not compatible with it The sound that you've grafted on but if It is grown from cutting you get a Better transition I think these all Grown from cuttings unless I look Carefully I can't tell I think they're cuttings But already I can see quite a sizable Trunk there it's as thick as my thumb Over there I still can't see the trunk properly so Until and unless I can see the trunk I Will not Start Even trying to visualize the final shape Of the bonsai I don't like to use the word design the Tree it seems a bit pompous To design the tree and just let the tree Evolve as it goes along There are crossing routes with all these Nursery plants you'll find that because They are potted in pots the roots go Round and round and you get this what You call girdling effect where the roots

Go completely around the tree trunk Where you see that we will remove all Those roots So we're beginning to see the trunk now With hinokis they are so dense in the Foliage that the trick is always to Remove the foliage to see the branch Structure So where you get all this foliage you Cannot see any branches let alone the Trunk it's hiding the trunk so let us Remove this is a very minor Branch so Let's remove some of these Little twigs and branches which are Hiding the trunk and hiding the branches And once you begin to see the trunk then The rest of it falls into place So do not panic usually when you start Off with a blob like this this is a Complete blob you can't see any trunk It's not even looking like a tree so Because we're trying to create something That looks like a tree we're trying to Expose the trunk Foreign Principles to follow when you create Bonsai The first principle is to show the trunk You must show the trunk that is what we Call a non-negotiable Uh principle to use and then after that The conical shape whichever conical Shape you create it almost invariably Works so can you see now just by showing

The trunk it is beginning to look Something like a tree let's turn it Around to see if there are Uh different perspectives one side is Usually better than another side It's very seldom that you get a tree Where You get Everything looking right from all sides Okay so You often find branches which are very Close together like this one is very Close to that one these two are very Close together so that could cause a Problem so I might have to consider Removing it now when you come to here Again you see these two branches are Very close So that's doing nothing you see so what Do I do I know I always You know recommend people to use a Thinner Branch but in this instance I Think I'll use the thicker one because That is more prominent and it will help Me produce a better cone shape a wide Spreading cone shape So again if I were to do this this is Spreading here I think I will bite the bullet and take This off because it's too close to that One So I can get that effect So straight away I've got the two Branches there now okay let's wire these

Two and see what happens and then we Take it to the top Choosing the right grade of Y is very Critical Part of the trick if you use the wrong Grader wire it won't work now this one Is a three and a half mil wire if I was Going to bend the trunk I might use that One but I don't think I will use three And a half Unfortunately there are no hard and fast Rules to say What grade of wire works and what Greater wire doesn't work So now I'm going to try two and a half Mil wide because I'm going to go to wire These two which are fairly thick Branches so I'm going to go up the trunk And do these two I could even do these Two if I so wish but I have other ideas For this because I'm going to take this Up to the top so so let's see I'll play It by here Decent ticket today I might change my mind let's see The wire tight I might even take that tool no I'll take It to this There are instances where you don't have To Use War to create A nice hinoki bonsai I will see if I can find a situation Like this

There are people who don't like using Wire because they feel that You know the old saying that wiring is Cruel to trees so not that I believe Wiring screw to trees but there are some People who believe that so they don't do Any worrying But each two Zone Foreign Two millimeter wide keep coming back to The point the two millimeter wide is the Most used Gradle wire in doing Bonsai Especially For the smaller trees two mil wire Invariably works And again to let's see if I can get a Better impression of what the final tree Will work Thinning the pads a little bit Take the ends off I like to use scissors to cut into the Woody bit Rather than pinch Okay so you can see that it's got a Natural shape there's a natural Bend to The tree but to emphasize it more I'm Going to wire this and the top together And see what happens there so let me Turn the tree around Because there's a branch going this way Everyone's going that way so you see There's a fork there You can remove this you can see this Same thickness

Here forking there So I can either use the top one Or use the bottom one now what do I use This is a very common Situation where you're faced with the Decision to choose one or the other of The branches See the two there so which do you use You know it's very confusing for a Beginner Do I keep both or do I remove one Now I would be inclined to keep this top One because it's coming this way this is Going that way so I think if I keep this One it may Be a natural direction of the bronze so If you look at it again here I'm going To remove this one Bite the bullet that comes off so it's Made it even thinner you see it's now Coming this way without having to use Much water but I will still wire this to Emphasize the bend to that one So let us take that one up Again using two mil wire I'm going to Wire this brush and that Branch those Two branches Okay so when you put Traverse going up The trunk you always follow the Direction of this wire So I'm going to do this Okay I've used a slightly thinner grade of Wire now because the branches are

Getting Thinner Keys by the way are not that easy to Obtain in garden centers and nurseries And large specimens are very slow Growing so they tend to be quite Expensive to buy And anything with a sizable trunk is Very very difficult to find nowadays So I've wired that one avoid the top as Well Top Well now it looks as if this is also Possible as a front Let's go back to the original front this Was my original front And I've got now this Branch here And You know I want is tempted to leave it Because the tree has got a nice conical Shape like that but I will still try and see What will happen if I Did away with that Branch if we did away With this Sprite like that Let me bring it back So if you remove it you get that effect Which to me seems a bit sparse So I think I will keep it but wire it may Be here And then use this as a branch as well so This would be a brush and I can do those Two together Try that

Let's see Okay so let's use another piece of water I'm now using one and a half mil y Because these branches are much thinner Than those ones so you always adapt The size of wire to the thickness of the Branch don't be tempted to just use one Grid of wire A lot of people are miserly and only buy One grid of wine they think they can do The entire tree with just one grit it Doesn't work like that Fact that different grades are made Means that there's a purpose for doing It So I'm filling this space because I Thought if I removed it completely It would make it too bad It principle of keeping the conical Shape you can see how distinct conical Shape there if you aim for the conical Shape you're bound to succeed Okay so does this bit here now And you've got to ask yourself now do I Need this one or not Remember removing a branch is quite a Critical Thing I know that if you cut it off You'll grow again but You may have to wait a long time but if You don't cut it off so you see if I Removed it completely like so It would be okay but I think it would Give more body to the Top If I kept that

Little bit So I would prefer to keep this little Bit but I'll still have a nice effect Okay I don't even have to wire it Staying quite nice as it is So Just by twisting it Putting a little bit of wire may help so This I think could be with a one Millimeter wire really thin piece of Wire Do be careful when you handle hinoki Branches because they're very brittle The foliage does get broken off very Easily So there you go nice conical shape Showing the branches so the trick again Is to show the trunk show the branches And a conical shape those are the basic Principles for creating this so just to Prove that it's not a fluke let's do Another one Let's look at this one as I say every Tree is different Human beings they're all different so Let's try this one and see what I get From this one I haven't seen any Vine Weevil in the Soil Usually when you buy plants from Commercial garden centers and nurseries Divine wiggle is a big problem With the best will in the world you Can't stop it happening because

Different Nursery has a few Beaches they Will spread it From Wildfire the thing is to keep Control of it that's why chemicals and Other control measures are kept we use Nematodes which is a natural way of Controlling Are these weevils so If you see it either squash it Get rid of it but what do Wine viewers do we call it bws they chew The roots and the room move the bark of The root and it can damage the root and Then eventually kill the tree so Watch out for that Okay again I'm looking for the base of The tree Some of these roots are really strong I don't want any Roots which are popping Out This is all of these roots are really Thick and strong When you find a lot of roots on the tree It doesn't hurt to remove some of them Don't go to the extreme and remove all Of them I know that people always follow Slavishly this advice they've been given You can remove a third of the root but Why do you have to remove it if you Don't have to remove it Okay this is a very thick root very Thick fruit is popping up at the top It'll be hard to pin it down to the

Surface See how thick that one is so I'm going To take this one off Look at that taking all that off That is a very mature route See this this is also a problem look at That if you look closely it's popping up Like that that's not going to be a good Radial route so let's get that one off Still have a lot of root left And in fact by removing that I find that There's more trunk below So I did the right thing removing it Because see all that trunk is wasted Below There's more trunk there The trunk is so critical you know See now you begin to see the trunk once You see the trunk Here Presto it starts looking like a Tree Okay so we can see the trunk we can see The branches now there are some very Minor little tricky branches Those we don't really want because we Want to create space between the Branches so let's get rid of some of Those You can see that this can be placed in Position As we go up the trunk We can see some more Let me see if I can produce a nice Looking Bonsai without wiring

Just for the heck of it Difficult but I might end up having to worry but let's See if I can do that Again conical shape if this is boiling The conical shape I Force it into a conical shape do you see What I'm doing I'm making it into a Conical shape I think it's going to be difficult Without wiring see that makes a natural Brush this makes a natural branch Difficult I think this is a very heavy Pad look at it it's so dense So I'm going to thin this part a little Bit remove some of the Twigs from near The trunk And you think hanging down I will try And remove Don't go too crazy too mad Creating spaces Between branches The very ten minor branches I'm going to Get rid of So this tree's got a completely Different character now I got a Situation here where I've got these two Parts on this branch Again very tempting to keep all of them But again I'm going to do the proverbial Bite the bullet Because I want the branches staggered This is like a bar Branch I know that Bar branches sometimes works but

Because I got a situation where I got Two I'm going to remove the bottom one Bar bounce means a handlebar you know Going straight across So that bar Branch I will remove you see I've created space that now I'm going to Create that that looks okay it doesn't Spoil the look you see so naturally Going from here to there I don't think it would work not wiring The branches because it's got this Natural habit of springing up so let us Decide on giving it a bit of wire I Think this is a nice formula by trunk so I'm not going to even attempt to wire The trunk into an S shape I'll just wire The branches because this is what this Tree lends itself to becoming just a Straight formal upright or bolt upright Tree I often wonder how this term form lot Point came about What's so formal about you is just Upright So on Left to its own devices all branches Tend to Spring upwards and that is the Bane of all Bonsai people The branches bringing upwards it spoils The conical shape and it begins to merge With the upper branches so keeping the Wide To hold the branches down makes a big Difference

So let's take this to the end You see the two Branch principle I'm Traversing the trunk and keeping the Wire very close to the trunk So that there's no gap between Bark and the wire I hope you're getting a good view I'm Not used to performing behind the tree There's some people who demonstrate Behind the tree are really admire them Because You know you don't get a better view Doing it that way I know the Japanese far Rangers are very Good at doing that But this is the view you would see when You're creating a tree so I prefer to Show it like this see I only put one Piece of wire I could get away with that It looks a credible Bonsai like this So I've got to now go further up the Tree I'm even tempted to leave it like that Or not do anymore let me just for the Heck of it put another piece of work to See If I can get a better shape there's Something ones are not good one probably Going to one of those two this and that To the top so we'll take a 10 piece of Wire and do those two So this one we've got away with minimum Wiring really minimum wiring Cool

So there you go this is a really simple One because we've done the minimum of Wiring there you are it looks a very Credible tree I can tin it a little bit To create a little more space Green branches I don't want to remove that because if I Remove that it becomes too bad So I just leave it like that Or any further So we're ready to pot up so we'll find a Pot remove the roots that need to be Removed to fit the pot and we will show You the finished article okay I wouldn't Normally be doing this at this time of The year Um my understanding isanoki's prefer Being repotted later in the year it's Now end of January I'd probably be Looking at end of April May time But so that we can show you what they Look like potted up I'm going to Put it up now and you can keep it Protected Between now and then So choosing a point of choosing the Right pot is is a is an important Stepping Bonsai anyway different pots Will emphasize different aspects of your Tree A tree with movement such as this one For example generally looks better in an Oval pot fumbled upright as Peter was Just talking about quite often you'll

Find those in rectangular pots a lip on A pot like this will shorten the height Of the tree it's a bit like a dado rail In a Victorian house And you can almost imagine like a man With a stripy shirt if he's tall if he Wants to shorten his height he'll wear Out Stripes this way and if you're a Short man like me and you want to look Tall you'll wear Stripes came that way So it's all about just creating that Illusion and trying to show your tree Off the as best you can so I've teased Out a little bit more soil off of this And Foreign Ly going to fit in there quite nicely I Could probably get it into a smaller pot But because it's so early in the year I Don't really want to take off much more Root than what I've done already So I'm just going to prep this pop by Putting a piece of wire through it The wires just here to hold the tree in Place so that The new Roots get chance to establish But once the roots are established you Can remove this piece of wire Depending how well this tree grows I Would probably be looking to take the Wire off in maybe six months time I don't particularly like the scarring Of wire on a tree but some people do so Again it's a choice

Over here I've got our Deciduous mix so free draining soil Generally evergreen trees like a little Bit more drainage Just putting out a little bit of soil in The bottom of the pot And then my next decision is trying to Think about positioning in the pot so You know I can put it dead center I can Put it up to one side I can put it to The other side I can tilt it slightly There's lots of different things that I Can do And I think what I'm going to probably Do is tilt it slightly And bring it over to this side of the Pot Pulled away towards you pinch the lower Part of the wire together And twist I love the excess that we don't need And just again check so most bonsiders Are designed with your eye about a third Of the way up the tree so this is where I'm looking and I'm just trying to Decide whether Is where I want it So I've got an upward poking root here But I don't think I'm going to get into The soil very easily so I'm going to Remove that Something what my roots growing up I Want them growing down When I seem to manage to attract

But I can bring that round so that I'm Keeping it into that radial position so It's these thickened up they're all Going to be in the right place Hopefully Just better fill the tree I'm using a chopstick just to make sure That all of the roots are in soil some Roots will travel through air pockets But some don't they'll just stop so I Don't know which which so I always work On the side of caution so I just make Sure that I've put Keep soil in there and removed any air Pockets that I can feel with the end of The Chopstick so I'm leaving a gully Around the bottom so that when I water The tree it's not all going to run off The side And then just tidying it up and then one More look see if I need to reposition Any of my branches So I think this one can come down still Further now Which means I can bring that down And that Bring that band a little bit These are just sort of finite things So there's a initial styling I think That's okay Um just wait for it to grow out and then I'll just be pruning it to create Ramification and uh enhance the pets So

I've taken that much root off from the Root door like that so I've taken about I would say 20 percent of there's still A lot of root here But I don't want to go too crazy let me Talk about choosing points number you Have asked me why don't you do a video Just about how to choose pots I usually Run these topics when I do a particular Tree I don't want to just devote a whole Program about choosing pots now how Would I go about choosing a pot First of all the pot has to be the right Size for the situation that the tree Demands And of course there's the Aesthetics Port Would fit because the proportions are Right I know the Japanese might even go Slightly smaller than this but this I Would say is right right size of pot for This design of tree but I'm not going to Use this spot for the simple reason Because this is the first report if I Take too much root of it's going to Stress the tree so ideally this is the Right Size report for the final finish of the Tree I may change it maybe next year in Two years time but I won't do it Straight away Even this is a suitable pot but this is Too shallow for this point in time Because I would have to remove so much

Root that means compared to the original Root ball I'm removing about 80 percent Of the root ball so I would not do that But it's just to prove the point that This is a very nice spot for this tree When it is ready for it This pot could be okay for now because It's got a deep pot and I won't have to Remove too much root so compared to this Pot This pot is right for the situation at This point in time So although it looks a bit large it is Suitable for the tree because I don't Want to cut too much root off so a lot Of people will laugh at me and say he's Using too big a pot but there's good Reason for doing that Even as a training pot this is very good This is quite deep quite big I could even use this pot this would fit I know it's a bit long but it would give The tree room This would be a bit too big I would say No need for going so large even as a Training pot disc would make the tree Comfortable but I think this is a bit Large so I wouldn't use this one How about an over pot Again at this point in time I wouldn't Use it because I would have to remove Too much wood you could use this pot Eventually and put a stone or something Create a landscape so you see there's so

Many possibilities different Possibilities for pots but you got to Use the pot for the right situation at That particular point in time so what Does it come back to if I want to sell It cheaply I will put it in a plastic Pot like this if I want to push the Price up a little more this is a more Expensive Port it would cost about four Or five times the plastic bottle ceramic Pot so I could use this part so let's Upset about putting this pot in I won't Show you the process is quite simple so This is the pot material you're going to Use for this one all right so I hope You've enjoyed this video We've both done different trees but it Just shows there are no right and wrong Ways of doing it every tree that you Design the tree that you will be making Will look different so explore the Possibilities this is just to show how Versatile the hinoki side press is so I Hope you've enjoyed this video And thank you Bob One addendum that I need to add Before I finish the video I suddenly Realized that I was going to show you How to make cuttings we didn't cut many Branches on these projects but what we Did cut off are ideal cuttings and we Know because you knock is quite a rare Plant it is not worth throwing these Away so cuttings of this size are ideal

This is about Four or five millimeter thick what You can also use this is a about like Two two and a half millimeter this is Also possible but if it is too thin Where it is green that may not work so That is useless throw that away but all These are possible cuttings so we just Puts some hormone powder we clean the Base And we will Try and root this and they do root quite Easily so there you are nothing wasted Thank you

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