Sometimes its right under your nose - bougy dig

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Re: Sometimes its right under your nose - bougy dig

Postby Graeme » July 12th, 2015, 9:04 pm

You certainly have a great "starter" there. Don't forget, those thorns aren't really an issue because you can simply remove them without upsetting the plant.
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Re: Sometimes its right under your nose - bougy dig

Postby wrcmad » January 2nd, 2016, 8:15 pm

Defoliated to make work easier.
Branch framework almost set - just have to decide between a few options at the rear of the tree once a bit of growth provides clarity.

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Re: Sometimes its right under your nose - bougy dig

Postby srini » January 3rd, 2016, 10:00 am

That's starting to look really nice mate. About a month and that should be covered in flowers i'd say if my bougies are anything to go by. nice work
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Re: Sometimes its right under your nose - bougy dig

Postby wrcmad » October 12th, 2017, 4:13 pm

Today.... bit of colour.

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Re: Sometimes its right under your nose - bougy dig

Postby Pearcy001 » October 12th, 2017, 4:39 pm

Stunning :yes:

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Re: Sometimes its right under your nose - bougy dig

Postby melbrackstone » October 12th, 2017, 4:47 pm

Gee that's a cracker!! Where you gonna find a pot big enough for it? :D
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Re: Sometimes its right under your nose - bougy dig

Postby bodhidharma » October 12th, 2017, 6:30 pm

That is coming along a cracker. Shame about the scar on the front as it does not look like it is healing quickly. Do you reckon it will roll over or is a carving job in order.
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Re: Sometimes its right under your nose - bougy dig

Postby wrcmad » October 12th, 2017, 6:36 pm

bodhidharma wrote:That is coming along a cracker. Shame about the scar on the front as it does not look like it is healing quickly. Do you reckon it will roll over or is a carving job in order.

It's starting to roll over, but I reckon it's probably too big to ever fully heal.
I could carve it out, but that would inflict certain impending doom via rot on a bougie.
However, the root jobbie I had to do on this one has probably already sealed it's fate in that regard.
Best I can do is try to keep it sealed as well as possible for now, to prolong the inevitable, and maybe hide it with some foliage.
In the scenario that rot starts to run up from the root cuts, then it could be joined to the scar with carving.
This is always the story with bougies, unfortunately. Once you experience it, you realise very quickly why there aren't any generational bougie bonsai. It's a real shame considering their colour display.
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Re: Sometimes its right under your nose - bougy dig

Postby wrcmad » October 12th, 2017, 6:42 pm

melbrackstone wrote:Gee that's a cracker!! Where you gonna find a pot big enough for it? :D

Took me 18 months of looking (and asking), but finally secured one last month. It'll be a bit squeezy on the front-back axis because of the 200mm girth, but it'll go in. :fc:
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Re: Sometimes its right under your nose - bougy dig

Postby melbrackstone » October 12th, 2017, 7:01 pm

Took me 18 months of looking (and asking), but finally secured one last month. It'll be a bit squeezy on the front-back axis because of the 200mm girth, but it'll go in. :fc:


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Re: Sometimes its right under your nose - bougy dig

Postby Nate.bonsai » October 12th, 2017, 8:17 pm

What's the one in the background? Pine/Juni? Looks quite nice.


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Re: Sometimes its right under your nose - bougy dig

Postby delisea » October 13th, 2017, 6:33 am

It make you think, how much treasure is sitting the suburbs waiting to be dug up?
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Re: Sometimes its right under your nose - bougy dig

Postby Pearcy001 » October 13th, 2017, 6:51 am

Nate.bonsai wrote:What's the one in the background? Pine/Juni? Looks quite nice.


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I think that might be his big 'Neglected Chinese Elm'. Am I right wrcmad? Both trees have certainly come a long way.
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Re: Sometimes its right under your nose - bougy dig

Postby wrcmad » October 13th, 2017, 9:17 am

Pearcy001 wrote:
Nate.bonsai wrote:What's the one in the background? Pine/Juni? Looks quite nice.


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I think that might be his big 'Neglected Chinese Elm'. Am I right wrcmad? Both trees have certainly come a long way.
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