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PJF - Where there is life there is hope.

PostPosted: December 29th, 2016, 3:58 pm
by anthonyW
This is a fig that I would start from my wife's best friends fig cuttings eight plus yrs old,hard to fathom but looking at the state of them they were suffering from the over loving,heavily stressed the typical over water and under water with a very pour mix..like concrete.

I was given about five fig trunks..could not really call them bonsai....they really should of gone in the bin,but the lady being a bestie and telling me you might like them,I could only be gracious and tell her I will do my best.. :crybye: :palm:

Well two died,thankyou ficus gods,three to go,unfortunately they survived lol. and I did promse. :whistle:

Well what to do,inspiration down the road and see if we could pull it off.

Firstly get the remainder going and then pull them up....let the images tell the story.

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Inspiration

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I would put two of my cuttings at the back with the third weaker one for back up in case I lost it.

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Well I had my fun and pulled off my little canopy fig under ten inches...was not easy keeping the leaf down and it was getting quite squishy in there ...more like a green pudding lol

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Now time to let it go to next stage,basically slip to a bigger pot and let it go feral to let it fatten up.

I would remove the third fig (weak)at the back with my two cuttings..they were just not keeping up with other two orignals...now three down lol

I would replace the back ones with a nice plump seed grown trunk.. to keep depth and add integrity to the design.

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Back

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Front

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Showing depth and our seed grown now starting to loose its juvenile look.

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Bones of the tree and everything wired in I would later remove some small branches on the right after foliage came back.

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Quite happy with spread

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Just letting it go out of sync a little bit more then cut back to two or three leaves in all areas to refine.

The fig currently stands from the top of the pot to the top the of canopy 300mm and widest across 500mm

There you go...where there is life there is hope ...SOMETIMES haha...cheers Guys

Re: PJF - Where there is life there is hope.

PostPosted: December 29th, 2016, 10:21 pm
by AirControl
Looks really good.


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Re: PJF - Where there is life there is hope.

PostPosted: December 29th, 2016, 11:19 pm
by kcpoole
Nice story and great result :yes:
Congrats

Ken

Re: PJF - Where there is life there is hope.

PostPosted: December 30th, 2016, 4:08 am
by anthonyW
Thanks AirControl and Ken

cheers Anthony

Re: PJF - Where there is life there is hope.

PostPosted: September 28th, 2017, 8:28 pm
by anthonyW
Today !

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Re: PJF - Where there is life there is hope.

PostPosted: September 29th, 2017, 2:11 pm
by Kevin
Well done Anthony,

Great composition :clap:

Kevin

Re: PJF - Where there is life there is hope.

PostPosted: September 29th, 2017, 4:04 pm
by anthonyW
Cheers Kevin

Anthony

Re: PJF - Where there is life there is hope.

PostPosted: December 28th, 2017, 10:17 pm
by anthonyW
Back in leaf and adding some more ramification, getting there albeit slowly.

Anthony

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Re: PJF - Where there is life there is hope.

PostPosted: December 30th, 2017, 9:39 am
by EdwardH
Anthony
Love the progression.
Eddie

Re: PJF - Where there is life there is hope.

PostPosted: December 30th, 2017, 11:31 am
by SueBee
Thanks for sharing Anthony- just shows- "where there is life there is hope". well done.

Re: PJF - Where there is life there is hope.

PostPosted: December 30th, 2017, 12:18 pm
by anthonyW
Cheers Eddie and Sue

This is the way I would like to project towards....but patience especially with it already in a bonsai pot :)

Anthony

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Re: PJF - Where there is life there is hope.

PostPosted: December 30th, 2017, 7:16 pm
by melbrackstone
That's a really impressive progression, Anthony. I can see why you're so pleased with it.

I was taken with the leafless profile, they looked very much like a group of boabs that I photographed up in Derby, WA.

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Re: PJF - Where there is life there is hope.

PostPosted: December 31st, 2017, 11:18 am
by anthonyW
Thanks Mel glad you are enjoying its Journey :)

You are spot on with your call and wow your captured image is beautiful...cheers

Anthony

Re: PJF - Where there is life there is hope.

PostPosted: May 16th, 2018, 8:08 pm
by anthonyW
Just put this one back in check. some more length in all directions added and leaving a little bit of wildness in it for now...cheers

Anthony

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Re: PJF - Where there is life there is hope.

PostPosted: May 17th, 2018, 12:43 am
by loyskirineba
It's looking beautiful! done well anthony :cool: