The ugliest material that I've ever seen!

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The ugliest material that I've ever seen!

Postby her0d » October 24th, 2017, 5:55 pm

Hey guys,

I was given this sickly and old gardenia from a friend's garden, as you can see it's got some hideous character, reminds me of the film The Thing (1982).
having problems uploading these 1MB sized photos to the site, so here's a quick imgur link:
https://imgur.com/a/3jzWq

Any thoughts of what I should do to it, that is if it buds leaves again?!

Cheers,

Jack
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Re: The ugliest material that I've ever seen!

Postby Paul W » October 24th, 2017, 7:32 pm

See if it survives first and then cut right back to get rid of the ugly top bit,keep the seasol up to it and let it grow and get some roots first :imo:
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Re: The ugliest material that I've ever seen!

Postby Keep Calm and Ramify » October 25th, 2017, 6:11 pm

her0d wrote:
Any thoughts of what I should do to it, that is if it buds leaves again?!

Cheers,

Jack

Sweet Jesus your right.... that's too ugly even for WP's "fairy tale" style :whistle: .
With a bit of carving work though, something like below might be advantageous?. ;)
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Re: The ugliest material that I've ever seen!

Postby her0d » October 25th, 2017, 10:02 pm

Haha!
Maybe I could carve a face like this one into the top bulge?
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Re: The ugliest material that I've ever seen!

Postby Hal » October 26th, 2017, 8:34 am

Yeh that's is one ugly stick but if it was mine I would cut it right back only leaving about 10cm above soil level. Hopefully, it will spring back with plenty of shoots. Then plenty of fertilisers to boost its growth for a year or two then choose your style by then.
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Re: The ugliest material that I've ever seen!

Postby Keep Calm and Ramify » October 26th, 2017, 3:57 pm

her0d wrote:Haha!
Maybe I could carve a face like this one into the top bulge?
Vlcsnap-2011-12-30-07h28m32s112.png


Yes Her0d,
Good suggestion - By doing this you could then take it around "Trick or Treat'n". :twisted:
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