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Old Man Fig

Postby anthonyW » December 28th, 2016, 4:56 pm

This fig is probably my oldest at around 65 years old,could be older,but at the end of the day they say it is what you do with them that really makes you look at them.

So looking at this fig the old guy is on his knees back bent over but definitely not giving up with all the vigour and growth...lol

As you can see the old beast and very wild at that,but interesting and only nature can come up with these unique trunks most of the times...cost me penny and some mind you.

So here is its journey and a change of direction half way through thanks to another great fig gentleman and friend Jerry Meislik...cheers

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Had some shoots just coming to fill in the away side/back

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Jerry thought better character this side and I thought that too after another good look if I could get the nearest arm /branch down....after time got it down and set....thanks Jerry

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Once the structure is roughly in place just let it go unhindered to get it nice and wide in all directions.

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Tamed and and time to refine
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Re: Old Man Fig

Postby Boics » December 28th, 2016, 6:15 pm

Cool.
Different is good i reckon.
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Re: Old Man Fig

Postby Kevin » December 28th, 2016, 7:54 pm

Interesting Anthony,

Love the aerial shot - lotsa wire.

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Re: Old Man Fig

Postby anthonyW » December 29th, 2016, 12:49 pm

Cheers Guys

Yes I should of asked Santa for more wire,boy have I gone through some in the last month or so.

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Re: Old Man Fig

Postby The Surgeon » December 29th, 2016, 12:55 pm

Really nice proportions Anthony :cool:
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Re: Old Man Fig

Postby anthonyW » December 29th, 2016, 1:00 pm

Thankyou Surgeon
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Re: Old Man Fig

Postby Rintar » January 1st, 2017, 9:48 pm

its posts like theses that show me how I have NO IDEA when it comes to wiring great looking fig
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Re: Old Man Fig

Postby count_thumper » January 4th, 2017, 1:13 pm

The wiring is amazing, great work! :tu:
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Re: Old Man Fig

Postby anthonyW » January 4th, 2017, 5:18 pm

Cheers Guys

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Re: Old Man Fig

Postby anthonyW » February 20th, 2017, 9:30 pm

Little update

Seems to moving in the right direction...hoping to put a lot more width on in time.

Now due for a little nip and tuck(tidy and balance)and then hopefully one more growth spurt before it shuts down....cheers

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Re: Old Man Fig

Postby Kevin » February 21st, 2017, 1:29 pm

Nice work Anthony,

IMO, you have taken an ordinary tree and turned it into a beauty.

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Re: Old Man Fig

Postby anthonyW » February 21st, 2017, 5:38 pm

Very kind of you Kevin,thanks

cheers Anthony
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Re: Old Man Fig

Postby anthonyW » May 18th, 2018, 5:02 pm

Now with a lot more growth and a trim....cheers

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