[Boom 64] Kunzea Ambigua .

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Re: [Boom 64] Kunzea Ambigua .

Postby Watto » November 24th, 2016, 5:17 pm

Yep, I like it. I think not too much foliage, keep it looking lean and mean.
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Re: [Boom 64] Kunzea Ambigua .

Postby Rory » November 25th, 2016, 8:08 am

treeman wrote:Very nice material. Should turn out well. The trick is to try to retain the ''wild'' character....


This is gold advice. In my opinion there is nothing worse than seeing a beautifully natural looking shaped trunk... then styled with neat padded clouds of foliage or cookie-cutter branching.
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Re: [Boom 64] Kunzea Ambigua .

Postby boom64 » February 11th, 2017, 3:46 pm

Finally some good news to report. Have reported into a pot(Janet Selby), a bit of a tight fit and would have liked to place it a bit more upright but dictated by height requirements. Happy with progress , will work on getting apex sorted out and a fair bit of wiring to come . Cheers John
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Re: [Boom 64] Kunzea Ambigua .

Postby Matt S » February 11th, 2017, 4:04 pm

Really nice John. Pot choice really sets it off.
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Re: [Boom 64] Kunzea Ambigua .

Postby boom64 » May 12th, 2017, 8:26 pm

Hi all ,A quick update ,I have removed several branches as it was getting a little congested. Working on thickening up the apex at the moment ,still growing strongly and if I can keep it in the sun it should make it.
Cheers John.
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Re: [Boom 64] Kunzea Ambigua .

Postby Pearcy001 » May 12th, 2017, 8:51 pm

This is looking great Boom. How's she going for height?

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Re: [Boom 64] Kunzea Ambigua .

Postby Watto » May 13th, 2017, 7:34 am

Really good progression so far mate. If I may go out on a limb a bit here, I think this is the exact progression that Steven had in mind when this comp was started. Aus native material; dug from the scrub; styled by the owner; potted into an Aus made pot; and now starting to look really good.
You should be most proud.
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Re: [Boom 64] Kunzea Ambigua .

Postby boom64 » May 13th, 2017, 9:01 pm

Hi Pearcy ,it is going to be pretty tight for height. Actually have bent apex down to fit size requirements. Hopefully it will come together. :fc:
Hi Watto, thanks for the kind words. Love these trees.
Cheers John.
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Re: [Boom 64] Kunzea Ambigua .

Postby boom64 » August 10th, 2017, 9:04 pm

Hi All ,It has been pretty slow in the last couple of months ,however have noticed a marked improvement in the last week. Hopefully It will fill out by comps end.
Second shot shows my search for maximum sunshine. ;) ......Cheers John.
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Re: [Boom 64] Kunzea Ambigua .

Postby Ryceman3 » August 10th, 2017, 9:26 pm

That's a cracking tree you've got there John, great job! :yes:
I understand migration to the roof in search for sun, mine also end up doing similar things... Sometimes it pays off (mostly!) - but with the wind in Melb today it turned out to be not the best idea. :palm:
Look forward to seeing the next instalment for your Kunzea, not long to go now...!
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Re: [Boom 64] Kunzea Ambigua .

Postby Rory » August 11th, 2017, 12:10 pm

That is an intriguing tree, John. Nice work mate. :beer:

Heres hoping a possum/cat doesn't knock it off the roof though.
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Re: [Boom 64] Kunzea Ambigua .

Postby Boics » August 11th, 2017, 1:03 pm

Lovely natural looking tree John.
Am most interested as to how you're going to tackle the apex.
Coming along a treat with some great material.
One of the fabulous things about growing bonsai is as you get old and decrepit your trees get old and beautiful
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Re: [Boom 64] Kunzea Ambigua .

Postby squizzy » August 11th, 2017, 1:09 pm

John,

Its a deadest cracker.

Enough said

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Re: [Boom 64] Kunzea Ambigua .

Postby bodhidharma » August 11th, 2017, 1:39 pm

Watto wrote:Really good progression so far mate. If I may go out on a limb a bit here, I think this is the exact progression that Steven had in mind when this comp was started. Aus native material; dug from the scrub; styled by the owner; potted into an Aus made pot; and now starting to look really good.
You should be most proud.

Cannot say it any better than Watto, so i will steal his line. :clap:
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