Picked up a Bougy!

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Picked up a Bougy!

Postby The Munt » April 18th, 2018, 8:03 pm

Picked up this little guy on gumtree today, had some interesting surface roots and movement that might make a nice tree in some years. Probably shouldn’t have spent money on bonsai this week but it grabbed me and I wanted it... the struggle is real. :lol:

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Re: Picked up a Bougy!

Postby MJL » April 18th, 2018, 9:54 pm

Let me get a little left field and maybe a tad weird.

The exposed roots ... if I turn your avatar upside down... the roots look like your avatars hands. Spooky. The question begs... are you subconsciously purchasing plants that reflect your bonsai persona?

:twisted: ;)
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Re: Picked up a Bougy!

Postby The Munt » April 19th, 2018, 4:28 pm

Hehehe maybe !

It was one of those, yep I want that moments ! And they say you are drawn to what you know. :lost:
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Re: Picked up a Bougy!

Postby melbrackstone » April 19th, 2018, 4:51 pm

Got some nice bends in the trunk. Personally I'd put it into a colander and sit it on the ground in a nice sunny spot for a couple of years to thicken it up. A root prune every summer, lots of fertiliser, and some directional pruning will have you ready to go by 2020. :)

Bring it on Saturday and see what some of the other members have to say?
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Re: Picked up a Bougy!

Postby The Munt » April 19th, 2018, 5:07 pm

Sounds like a plan!
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