Sometimes its right under your nose - bougy dig

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Sometimes its right under your nose - bougy dig

Postby wrcmad » October 19th, 2014, 7:34 pm

G'day all,

Earlier this year, my better half asked me to prune a bougainvillea in our yard that was getting out of control. Reluctantly I obliged (I hate the spikes :x ). We have been in this house for 3 years, and I had never taken notice.... but I discovered, to my surprise, this was potential bougy gold - right under my nose. Excited, I waited through winter until the warmer weather, and today was the day. I near killed myself, but here it is!
Only two branch chops, and quite a nice taper. I hope it will be a cracker in years to come. :)

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Re: Sometimes its right under your nose - bougy dig

Postby Josh » October 19th, 2014, 7:47 pm

Wow, what a great trunk. Gunna make a nice tree out of that one. :yes: bet you don't mind the spikes anywhere near as much now :lol:

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Re: Sometimes its right under your nose - bougy dig

Postby Isitangus » October 19th, 2014, 8:53 pm

Wow such a nice trunk line! Worth the digging no doubt
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Re: Sometimes its right under your nose - bougy dig

Postby kcpoole » October 19th, 2014, 10:23 pm

Lovley trunk :-)
If you donot like the spikes, just cut them off.
Leave them a little stump as they shoot back at the base of the spines. If you cut back too hard on them you may remove thos latent buds.

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Re: Sometimes its right under your nose - bougy dig

Postby peterb » October 20th, 2014, 3:00 am

Gold , pure gold :tu: what a great find , it has really good movement and taper . you don't have another one you just want to prune do you. I'd take on those spikes for you no worries :whistle: it's going to be a cracker of a tree mate
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Re: Sometimes its right under your nose - bougy dig

Postby wrcmad » October 20th, 2014, 7:34 am

kcpoole wrote:Lovley trunk :-)
If you donot like the spikes, just cut them off.
Leave them a little stump as they shoot back at the base of the spines. If you cut back too hard on them you may remove thos latent buds.

Ken

Thanks Ken. I will do.
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Re: Sometimes its right under your nose - bougy dig

Postby matlea » October 20th, 2014, 7:38 pm

Fantastic trunk... And great find ... And yes it has the bones to be a cracker!
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Re: Sometimes its right under your nose - bougy dig

Postby Duckbed » October 20th, 2014, 8:40 pm

Wow.. so jealous. Thats is an awesome specimen. Please keep us updated on your progress.
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Re: Sometimes its right under your nose - bougy dig

Postby Rory » July 9th, 2015, 10:18 am

Hi wrcmad,

How is this one going?

I started growing a few bougys myself and am taking interest in them.
I have sworn off most exotics, but I do have a soft spot for bougys and swampys.

:bump:
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Re: Sometimes its right under your nose - bougy dig

Postby Inspired » July 9th, 2015, 11:43 am

Goodness me :shock:

How long was the dig and how did you find their roots system to be?

My friend's dads not really into bonsai somehow has a prehistoric dinobougy.. unbelievably big and it sprouted shoots last time i was there..

Think I need to visit and one day maybe he will part with it :shifty:

Yup update plz
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Re: Sometimes its right under your nose - bougy dig

Postby wrcmad » July 9th, 2015, 5:50 pm

Rory wrote:Hi wrcmad,

How is this one going?

Going well. :)
I'll get a pic or two on the weekend.

Inspired wrote:How long was the dig and how did you find their roots system to be?

Dig was about an hour. It had a very thick, deep central root, as well as finer shallow, fanning roots. I put a mattock through the large root, and cleaned up under the trunk with a chainsaw. It never looked back. :)
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Re: Sometimes its right under your nose - bougy dig

Postby Reece » July 9th, 2015, 6:01 pm

wrcmad wrote:my better half asked me to prune a bougainvillea in our yard that was getting out of control.


POOF! GONE! :lol:

Awesome trunk mate!
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Re: Sometimes its right under your nose - bougy dig

Postby wrcmad » July 12th, 2015, 3:02 pm

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Re: Sometimes its right under your nose - bougy dig

Postby Mount Nasura » July 12th, 2015, 5:57 pm

Great stuff! This is going to be a ripper.
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Re: Sometimes its right under your nose - bougy dig

Postby matlea » July 12th, 2015, 8:47 pm

Looks like it's healthy and happy!
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