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New Lilly Pilly.

Postby beanwagon » January 28th, 2016, 4:38 pm

Just got this today from a friend who wanted it gone from her

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Re: New Lilly Pilly.

Postby srini » January 28th, 2016, 4:43 pm

picture isn't showing for me mate.
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Re: New Lilly Pilly.

Postby srini » January 28th, 2016, 4:44 pm

As soon as I posted it showed on the screen. Weird.
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Re: New Lilly Pilly.

Postby beanwagon » January 28th, 2016, 4:45 pm

Fixed*

I was thinking of cutting along the red line to make the side branch the new leader.

Or just getting rid of the small chopped branch at the fron of this pick. Thoughts?
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Re: New Lilly Pilly.

Postby beanwagon » January 28th, 2016, 4:47 pm

srini wrote:As soon as I posted it showed on the screen. Weird.


My fault mate, i was not entering the correct code.
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Re: New Lilly Pilly.

Postby srini » January 28th, 2016, 4:50 pm

I think I would chop all the smaller trunks off and just leave the main trunk. Perhaps use that small branch on the left as your first branch and wait to see where it shoots for other branches/new leader and go from there.
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Re: New Lilly Pilly.

Postby beanwagon » January 28th, 2016, 4:55 pm

srini wrote:I think I would chop all the smaller trunks off and just leave the main trunk. Perhaps use that small branch on the left as your first branch and wait to see where it shoots for other branches/new leader and go from there.


I just had a better look at the tree in real life and think your suggest is on point. I was pretty rough when digging it up. Leaving minimal roots so im she survives
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Re: New Lilly Pilly.

Postby matlea » January 28th, 2016, 5:09 pm

I would be just letting it grow first to see where it shoots, then worry about further chopping. You could even use one of those smaller branches as a first low branch or second trunk?
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Re: New Lilly Pilly.

Postby beanwagon » January 28th, 2016, 5:26 pm

matlea wrote:I would be just letting it grow first to see where it shoots, then worry about further chopping. You could even use one of those smaller branches as a first low branch or second trunk?


Too late...
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Re: New Lilly Pilly.

Postby srini » January 28th, 2016, 6:14 pm

I wasn't necessarily meaning straight away but more where I would be going with it. Though now it's done it can't hurt it all that much more than the initial chop if was done today or very recently.
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Re: New Lilly Pilly.

Postby beanwagon » January 29th, 2016, 7:17 pm

srini wrote:I wasn't necessarily meaning straight away but more where I would be going with it. Though now it's done it can't hurt it all that much more than the initial chop if was done today or very recently.


It was one of my original ideas for the tree anyway. I have a decent idea already of how i want the tree to look. I cant wait for it to start growing
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Re: New Lilly Pilly.

Postby beanwagon » April 16th, 2016, 10:17 am

A little bit of an update i gave my lilly pilly a little bit of a trim this morning to start to focus on trunk and branch development

BEFORE

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AFTER

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Re: New Lilly Pilly.

Postby Watto » April 17th, 2016, 7:56 am

It has certainly put on some growth and that is good. Try not to "over work" it until it regains some more strength. If you let branches extend quite a lot then the taper will be improved. You have the basis of an interesting bonsai but don't rush it.
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Re: New Lilly Pilly.

Postby beanwagon » April 17th, 2016, 10:35 am

Watto wrote:It has certainly put on some growth and that is good. Try not to "over work" it until it regains some more strength. If you let branches extend quite a lot then the taper will be improved. You have the basis of an interesting bonsai but don't rush it.


I agree, i only trimmed back some of the growth because it had put out so much, i plan to not touch it for at least a year now the new leader is in a perfect position.
these things back bud like crazy.
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Re: New Lilly Pilly.

Postby beanwagon » November 14th, 2017, 2:47 pm

Update time. So since my last post i just let this grow and grow.

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Today i decided i would give this tree a little :shifty: haircut. And repot.

After

Front 1

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Front 2

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