So here’s where the tree was –
It was well fed and the root mass feels very solid now so leaving the tree alone has done it wonders in regaining its vigour.
Here’s what it looks like now (the apex has a long, long, long way to go) –
With Spring upon us, the candles have just started to move and I’m looking forward to a good result with decandling in Summer. You can see from the above pic that the fertilisers bags were left on over winter. I do this with the weaker trees if they are not being repotted. I did intend to repot this tree but that can wait another year. Changing the angle to improve the appearance can come later. For now it all about the growth!