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.. I am equipped with a cordless drill that among other functions also has a speed variator, which for the technique that we're going to see, 'fundamental. In fact, when practicing the hole, you have to do it at low speed, otherwise provoke a burn that will not allow the sap to 'come into contact with the branch that will insert into the hole, causing the operation to fail.
Being now late August and still wanting to do a test that would give results, I focused on a log privet branches that produced almost exclusively in low (suckers); Therefore I let them grow and then graft them gradually in strategic points .....

Ligustrum on which is performed the graftin hole

We start with a new tip and sharp and is drilled at the lowest rpm possible

Grafting hole - drilling trunk

the operation is slow to avoid burns

Grafting hole - drilling trunk

Below we can see the entrance hole and soft curls ... sign that the hole has been done well and not 'burn anything inside ...

Grafting hole - the entrance hole

Grafting hole - the entrance hole

Under however the portion of that output as is seen going to cross the rind of the plant.

Grafting hole - exit hole

the two poles of the photo below, will be used to block the branch that will put in the hole

Grafting hole - Sticks to fix te graft

in the picture below, you can see the branch that will put in the hole: and 'was defoliated when ..... I have not removed all the stems of the leaves' cause armpit leaf buds start again with new vegetative growth in September.

  Some grafts made of a pomegranate 10 days. ago (August 8 about) have already issued the first leaves! ..so, as you see, these essences support well this grafting technique

Grafting hole - branch graft

Here is another picture more 'close where we can see that there are little gems in the armpit of the stalks remaining

Grafting hole - branch graft

We are introduced, and the branch, making sure to spoil as little as possible the petioles where there were leaves ....

Grafting hole - insert into the hole of the branch graft

Grafting hole - insert into the hole of the branch graft

Here we see the exit wound. You can clearly see that I put the stick to stop the branch.
   The internode should be as' close to the hole, otherwise the plant grows and stretches carrying away the Internode.

Grafting hole - branch graft inserted and fixed

then the door is closed with sealing compound is the input side of which the output ... not having to hand the traditional mastic (similar to the one I put gray.) I opted for a liquid sealant for grafts ...

Grafting hole - application of mastic healing

Grafting hole - application of mastic healing

At this point there is no 'only to wait engraftment will happen when the part of the sprig from the exit wound, will be' more 'big sprig of the side of the entrance hole.
  Then you take a wire, chokes the branch grafted on the side of the entrance hole.
The bottleneck should be done gradually, every day, to cut the branch completely.
  In the picture below you can see the branch of a maple taken root, obtained by the technique of the through hole, made last year ...

Grafting hole - Engaging on Maple did the previous year

In six days the grafts, it shows you how are popping up the first buds. You are seen on the tip where the sap "pushes" more, but also more 'back in the branch. I would say that this is 'just a good sign .... but of course and' just a first step ....

Grafting hole - after six days

Grafting hole - after six days

Giancarlo Carlini


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