Invitation to a DIG

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Re: Invitation to a DIG

Postby Grant Bowie » September 1st, 2013, 7:04 pm

kcpoole wrote:got home at 4:30, unpacked and cleaned up.
Soaked everything in Seasol while prepping pots.

Potted up 4 smaller trees and the 3 larger ones can wait in a seasol bath 'till I get some large Orchid pots from Ray on Tuesday.
I am taking grant suggestion of letting them recover in smaller pots, so will see how we go :fc:
Unlike Some today, I could carry 2 trees at once, where others had to have 2 to carry 1 tree :lol:
Some are absolute Monsters, and will be interesting to see where they go in the development.

A huge thank you to Watto, and the Goulbourn Bonsai Society.
If they gave medals for being a Top Bloke, you would win Gold every time :clap: :clap: :yes:, along with the boys and girls there with you, you do bonsai proud.

Congratulations and thanks again for the invite and excellent day :-)

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Ken


I second that vote of Thanks.

Thanks Watto. A top day and great weather you organised as well.

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Re: Invitation to a DIG

Postby GavinG » September 1st, 2013, 7:16 pm

Watto, that's just how I look....

All in 100% pumice, soaking in Seasol till tomorrow morning. And no, I'm not worse for wear. I'm up for an elm dig next weekend....

The big one had massive taproots that took a little time and brute force to dislodge, but you couldn't just leave it there. It's a semi-cascade penjing ready made. Could be 150cms long, won't be much shorter in the long run.

Thanks for organising, Watto and Goulburn - an excellent day.

(Grant - what's this OLD rubbish? Barely a day over 87.)

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Re: Invitation to a DIG

Postby kcpoole » September 1st, 2013, 9:21 pm

Some of My photos of the day
Was great to catch up with Quite a few Ausbonsai people again, and meet some new ones in real life too.


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Re: Invitation to a DIG

Postby cre8ivbonsai » September 2nd, 2013, 10:18 am

Looks like a ripper of a day for all :tu: well done Watto, quite the bonsai community event :worship: I'd love to see more of these (and there was one Victoria even better!) :aussie:

... from seeing the amount of participants and cars I'd call that a 'bonsai muster' :lol: :tu2:
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Re: Invitation to a DIG

Postby deepeetee » September 2nd, 2013, 12:31 pm

Cheers Watto,

It was great to put some faces to alias'

My first dig and what a ripper. Went down hoping for a monster, fortunately i found one of those 2 people to carry types.

Thanks again to everyone involved it was a great day.

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Re: Invitation to a DIG

Postby Sno » September 2nd, 2013, 7:45 pm

Thanks again Watto and the Goulburn bonsai crew I had a great time . For you guys that weren't there I have to tell you Watto is a great host he spent the morning walking around with his chainsaw chopping and giving everybody a hand. Cheers for your hospitality.
There was definitely some great material leaving the paddock.big and small. Ken thanks for the lift .
I'm with you Paulneill what's happening next week. :D
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Re: Invitation to a DIG

Postby Josh » September 2nd, 2013, 8:03 pm

What an awesome result for those who attended. Ken that second one looks the goods. Thanks for sharing the pics. Keep us posted as these trees are developed.

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Re: Invitation to a DIG

Postby kcpoole » September 2nd, 2013, 10:08 pm

Thanks Josh I will do that for sure.
I took Photos of all the trees this morning so upload them all for you.
I was only collecting trees I could carry in 1 hand, as I am turning 50 this year and when these are decent to display, I want to still be able to move them easily :-).
the young bucks were digging trees you could hardly get in the truck :crybye: :shock: far to big for me.

Each of these are up to 4 inches or so across the base and good Basal flare, and assuming they recover well, will be nice in only few short years.

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Re: Invitation to a DIG

Postby irish » September 2nd, 2013, 10:21 pm

G'day.

I removed two trunks, two more than I had in the start :lost:

Can we do it again next year, I found a hollow trunk that I cut back and left ;)

Great to catch up with people, well done the people who turned up had a great time.

Will see you in October for the bonsai show.

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Re: Invitation to a DIG

Postby Watto » September 3rd, 2013, 5:48 pm

Thanks to everyone who came along for the day out, and thanks for the kind words. If we get an opportunity to invite people to another dig we surely will.
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Re: Invitation to a DIG

Postby irish » September 6th, 2013, 10:25 pm

G'day.

Is anyone who was on this dig, and removed any Hawthorns, seeing bud burst on their trunks.

Asking because I have one that has bud swelling. :lost:

Is this normal for this species of tree?

I removed 2 trunks one is showing bud swell and the other nothing.

Both are in the same soil mix, with same watering, one meter from each other full sun.

Pictures to come tomorrow. :fc:

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Re: Invitation to a DIG

Postby Josh » September 6th, 2013, 10:32 pm

kcpoole wrote:Thanks Josh I will do that for sure.
I took Photos of all the trees this morning so upload them all for you.
I was only collecting trees I could carry in 1 hand, as I am turning 50 this year and when these are decent to display, I want to still be able to move them easily :-).
the young bucks were digging trees you could hardly get in the truck :crybye: :shock: far to big for me.

Each of these are up to 4 inches or so across the base and good Basal flare, and assuming they recover well, will be nice in only few short years.

Ken


Some awesome trees there Ken. I love that twin trunk. I love your idea of small trees :tu: the paddocks around are full of hawthorn but have not been able to find an owner to ask permission. After seeing this might have to look a bit harder.

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Re: Invitation to a DIG

Postby Watto » September 7th, 2013, 9:14 am

Sometimes they just burst into life Irish, but a few of them just sit and sulk for a while. I try not to water the sulky ones too much but you will find that eventually they will bud, but I have know it to take months for a few.
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Re: Invitation to a DIG

Postby irish » September 7th, 2013, 10:06 am

Watto wrote:Sometimes they just burst into life Irish, but a few of them just sit and sulk for a while. I try not to water the sulky ones too much but you will find that eventually they will bud, but I have know it to take months for a few.


G'day.

Thanks Watto, sounds a bit like my dug Olives. One went nuts in a month, the other took four months to show anything.

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Re: Invitation to a DIG

Postby Paulneill » September 7th, 2013, 3:10 pm

Both of the trees I collected were quite large and both are starting to bud now as well I am hitting them with plenty of seasol almost each time I water. I will get some photos up soon.
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