Birds nest air layer

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Birds nest air layer

Postby regwac » March 28th, 2016, 7:40 pm

Betty decided to give the Privet hedge a "small" trim and came an interesting bunch of roots about 1.5 metres above the ground . As near as we can figure there was a bird nest dating from Spring 2014 (!) and the Privet decided that was a good spot to try some roots . I threw it in the water barrel to keep it fresh until I could take a photo , when I pulled it out , it looked good enough to put in a pot . We will see how it goes .
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Re: Birds nest air layer

Postby Redsonic » March 28th, 2016, 8:33 pm

I wonder if that sort of natural event inspired the first ever man made air layer? Thanks for sharing
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Re: Birds nest air layer

Postby regwac » August 10th, 2017, 6:09 pm

Here is an update . Privet is amazing , roots everywhere .
Ended up with three treelings and two root cuttings . All from a birds nest !
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Re: Birds nest air layer

Postby Psymo » August 10th, 2017, 6:12 pm

Wow, that's awesome, you can't beat mother nature.
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Re: Birds nest air layer

Postby Redsonic » August 11th, 2017, 10:08 am

Love this story regwac, and thanks for updating.
Just a question re Privets. I have one that was given to me as a stick in a pot and I have noticed that is seems thirstier than pretty much all my other plants.
The (open) mix is dry each day, although the plant has never wilted or looked sad. In fact it is growing well, as you would expect from a Privet.
I am wondering if I need to repot it again with warmer weather coming up?
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Re: Birds nest air layer

Postby regwac » August 11th, 2017, 12:52 pm

Privet are vigorous and so need plenty of water . Maybe increase the water holding capacity of your mix a bit ? If the tree is happy and you are happy to water every day stick to that . Cheers Graham
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