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Postby alpineart » August 30th, 2012, 5:17 pm

This is a plan that simply grew a year or so ago from a discarded olive base .I flat cut a 300mm olive and threw the base into the compost .It struck quite a few shoots in various places even though it was upside down :lost: . I always contemplated growing a forest in the same fashion if i ever came across a big base .
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Well yesterday the base arrived and rather than waste it carving it up i have simply trimmed it
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of the excess roots . This actually has 2 dams
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or natural lakes and possible a very nice natural waterfall could be incorporated into the living forest , with the help of a mini solar powered pump :tu: .Well its off into the scoria beds
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and we will see how it grows
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Its a plan hopefully it will come to life over the next 12 months and then a tray will be custom made to house this unique piece . :fc:

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Re: Mt Alpineart

Postby Andrew F » August 30th, 2012, 5:46 pm

This is crazy mate, but im keen to see if itll root for you again if so ill be doing the same thing with a olive of mine that needs flat bottoming, hopefully youll get a nice clump from that :)
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Re: Mt Alpineart

Postby Andrew Legg » August 30th, 2012, 5:57 pm

You have waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay to much time on your hands!!!!

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Re: Mt Alpineart

Postby alpineart » August 30th, 2012, 6:27 pm

Hi VS , mate its got roots , just need some shoots .They sprout from underground so there is no reason it won't work . I might need to cover it a bit more but this is buried 50-80mm deep with quite a few roots in the scoria .The sucker shoots come from all area's around the bases from above and below ground level .

Hi Andrew legg, not to much time , not enough time , just managed well and very productive .

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Re: Mt Alpineart

Postby Webos » August 30th, 2012, 10:12 pm

It will definitely root.. It will definitely shoot.
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Re: Mt Alpineart

Postby kcpoole » August 30th, 2012, 10:29 pm

Nice work Alpine, You are one of 2 things I reckon
either a very gifted creative type, or a loonie :lol: :lol:

If I am ever down your way i will definitely come and visit 'cos I reckon you have some really top stuff happening :yes:

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Re: Mt Alpineart

Postby daiviet_nguyen » August 30th, 2012, 10:58 pm

Hi Alpineart,

I did not see this coming :) I hope it roots.

I remember Ken mentioned about putting his olive trunk in a bath of Seasol. I am not sure if Seasol is of help in this case?

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Re: Mt Alpineart

Postby alpineart » August 31st, 2012, 7:19 am

Hi Webos , mate i like it when i here optimistic replies to new challenges . No good being pessimistic that's for sure .It will root and shoot hopefully in the desired places to create a very nice rugged mountain scape .

Hi kc , nothing wrong with being a creative nutter .I have a certificate to say i not that mad , at least i think that what it says . When there's no rules , there's no boundaries , that leaves me with no limits , only possibilities and options .

Hi Daiviet , It has quite a few roots now , so the shoots won't be far behind .Olive can sulk for quite some time after collection , and yes i have killed quite a few torturing them .I have a ring barked trunk that is still alive after 4-5 years , it's healing the ring bark very slowly . It was a very poor specimen so i thought i would go all out to see if i could kill the top off .. Still growing , not worthy of a bonsai but still alive . Last year i managed to drown 3 small trunks leaving them in a bucket water for 3 months , changing the water to keep it reasonably healthy not stagnant but they all died . I can kill anything trying .

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Re: Mt Alpineart

Postby Tony Bebb » August 31st, 2012, 7:55 am

It'll grow Alpine. Seen it done in Perth and they shoot pretty easy. Only from the tubor though, not from the thick roots.

Best of luck mate. :fc:

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Re: Mt Alpineart

Postby alpineart » August 31st, 2012, 10:57 am

Hi Tony , I'm hoping for several shoots off each bulbus piece that will give several perimeter forests and what will be the mountain range in the middle with the lake and possible waterfall . If required a small olive or 2 could be planted in any of the nooks and crannies and a few mame sized conifers as well . Anythings worth a try in Bonsai .

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Re: Mt Alpineart

Postby squizzy » August 31st, 2012, 11:04 am

Alpine I love your ability to think waaaaaaaaaay outside the square. :clap: :clap: :clap:

I can picture your landscape now and it has got me thinking of what other possibilities something like this may lead too. If you are not the most inspiring enthusiest on here I dont know who is.

Keep on going

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Re: Mt Alpineart

Postby alpineart » August 31st, 2012, 2:56 pm

Hi Sqizzy , mate the compliment has floored me . I'm inspired by many , most of all mother nature . I see a mountain and convert it to Bonsai , I see a landscape and create a Penjing , I see no limits to mother nature and no limits to the possibility of bonsai without the rules . There is no such thing as can't , plenty of wont's and shouldn't s , but mother nature doesn't discriminate when she create with no rules .

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Re: Mt Alpineart

Postby alpineart » January 16th, 2013, 9:00 pm

Well its rooted and shooted or is that grow like a beauty ,
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Man is this going to be a unique piece to ponder over the next few years , all i need is a 900mm tray to put it on . Now that gives me another idea , it has to have wheels on it to move the mountain , where's Mohammod .

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Re: Mt Alpineart

Postby ozzy » January 17th, 2013, 2:42 am

I have tried the same thing successfully myself, you get two trees for the price of one :D


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Re: Mt Alpineart

Postby alpineart » January 17th, 2013, 6:39 am

Hi ozzy , mate we never know if we don't give it a go , there should make for some interesting styles in time .

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