[Ryceman3] Leptospermum Laevigatum

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Re: [Ryceman3] Leptospermum Laevigatum

Postby Ryceman3 » December 1st, 2017, 8:21 am

boom64 wrote:Hi Ryceman ,great work with the little fellow ,has the makings of a cool tree. Cheers John.


Thanks John, that's high praise coming from you - I've seen your Kunzea ... :o :tu:
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Re: [Ryceman3] Leptospermum Laevigatum

Postby Ryceman3 » July 25th, 2018, 4:53 pm

Just a quick photo update from today on this tree (since TT asked!)
Growing out recently and plenty of buds ready to go when the world warms up a bit ...
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Re: [Ryceman3] Leptospermum Laevigatum

Postby Thymetraveller » July 25th, 2018, 9:04 pm

Going nice, Ryceman3!
I think we're all waiting for spring now....
Good luck with that ground layer btw - as I understand it with tougher species timing is less crucial, but it may take longer for the roots to appear. This is a patient art!
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Re: [Ryceman3] Leptospermum Laevigatum

Postby Ryceman3 » March 14th, 2019, 12:17 pm

So I had this tree out for a trim today .. which I began - but the further through the work I got, the less interested I was becoming ... I didn't really feel like I had a plan that was worth commiting to.
So, I stopped hacking at it and just looked for a bit, and this is what I am now thinking ...

As it is now ...
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And this is what I'm thinking ...
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What do you reckon? Of course, there'll be a pot change etc at some stage in the near future where I'll be looking to reduce the size of the root ball and then move it into a smaller home. Any and all thoughts welcome.
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Re: [Ryceman3] Leptospermum Laevigatum

Postby melbrackstone » March 14th, 2019, 12:28 pm

I don't see why you couldn't achieve that shaping in time. It's one of my fav styles, tbh.
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Re: [Ryceman3] Leptospermum Laevigatum

Postby ReDirtBonsa1 » March 14th, 2019, 4:19 pm

I like the tree as it is. Just a tidy up and a few tweaks. But also like the suggested drastic change for it as well :D
I have a similar tree to this and it’s been a helpful thread. Thanks.
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Re: [Ryceman3] Leptospermum Laevigatum

Postby MJL » March 14th, 2019, 6:01 pm

R3 - I’m with RDB1’s comments in that existing style is ok but.... I have a view that vision and creativity is a big part of the equation and if your bored with the current design the tree will end up bland and bored too.

So if you will be more committed a radical redesign - bang - redesign away. [THUMBS UP SIGN]


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Re: [Ryceman3] Leptospermum Laevigatum

Postby Pearcy001 » March 14th, 2019, 7:43 pm

Hey Riceman,

Personally if I had it and I wasn't happy, I'd be putting it in a grow pot and thickening it up and growing it tall. You'll get plenty more options that way. Then you can come back down the line and reassess it with a fresh outlook and new options. I've put both my trees from the competition back I to longer grow pots to try advance the trees.

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Re: [Ryceman3] Leptospermum Laevigatum

Postby boom64 » March 14th, 2019, 10:30 pm

Hi Ryceman3 ,I agree 100% with Mark if you are not happy just move on to another style. The new proposed design looks fantastic ,lovely ark with a small amount of foliage ,very eye catching.. Cheers John.
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Re: [Ryceman3] Leptospermum Laevigatum

Postby Ryceman3 » March 15th, 2019, 11:04 am

Thanks all for your responses, always good to hear the thoughts of others. As it is currently just isn't exciting me so I think the best thing for me to do is change it. Growing it on as Pearcy suggests would certainly open up a few more options I'm sure, it's either that or change direction - I think if I was to do that I will go down the path of my virt (thanks for the words of encouragement Boom64, MJL, RedDirtBonsa1 and Mel)... I might give it a bit of time and see if the idea continues to feel like the next move before I get the branch cutters out.
Your input was much appreciated.
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