I did buy 2 nursery stock pinus thunbergii aurea ( that is way the label says) last week for 15,- Euro’s each.
1 I did put in the garden to become a garden tree and just become bigger, maybe for the future bonsai.
So I was wondering was do I want to achieve with this 2nd tree?
I want to try to make it into a large bonsai, also I want to ensure I can have more pines to practice on. So needed more trees, and this is my 2nd pine next to 1 Scots pine.
It is in the middle of spring here in the Netherlands after a cold start and things are finally growing.
All my other “projects” are in a growing / “do not touch state” as prunning and re-potting is done already.
So asking for some advise what to do on my pine?
Option1. - Very carefully do a repot is a bigger training container just less deep but more spacing on the edge and leaving most of old soil.
Option2. - In 2-3 weeks perform a decandeling, as this is a dual flush tree and just watched the cool video on dual flush pines. But as I don’t need energy re-balancing or brach ramification yet.
This looks the worse option to me?
-Option3. - Do some branch selection and cutting to give it a bit more shape and to see what do we have here and if possible some wiring ? Not sure as normally this is not a good time of the year I think ?
Option 4. Shorting some long candles to ensure the inner node distance will not be to big for the new branches
Option 5. Zero … just wait some fertilizer
Any suggestion are welcome as not sure what is the best next steps if any steps are needed now in spring.