Posted: 01/07/2013 at 20:20
It has only happened in the last month, not caused over the winter, possible a stong cold wind or a late frost on new growth.
Not sure which type, were bought as small trees, original grown as pots, growth is all on ends of brances, not flat grown like other we have. They were moved into a bed after 15 years. Then moved to a back lane, where they were uprooted by passing drunks. It was at this point we saw some in a garden centre, retrieved both which had been uprooted and dumped over a wall.
I carefully cut out small side branches to leave a structure, then shapped the clouds. We have had lots of fun, very attached to them now.