One of my next tasks is to tidy up this Chinese Juniper (Juniperus Chinensis ‘Femina’). The different pads of foliage have outgrown their silhouette and must been pruned back to a shapely form. There is leggy and loose growth at the bottom of each pad that must be removed because it deters from the tight compact aesthetic that we are striving for. Nothing really major is taking place at this point in time, but I am starting to see that it’s the details that make all the difference in the word. (This tree was a gift of James and Helen Barrett in 1990, and has been in training since 1975).