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Murraya dig today

Postby kcpoole » December 30th, 2014, 8:44 am

A friend of my wife.posted on FB yesterday that they are about to do a garden reno.
Numerous buxus and murraya for the taking
Started early before it is too hot and now just finished digging 2 murraya that were 2m tall

Photos when I get home soon
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Re: Murraya dig today

Postby kcpoole » December 30th, 2014, 10:16 am

Just got home and can upload some pics for you.
The dig was real easy in nice raised garden beds :-)

Also got 2 small 400mm Buxus too :-)

Now home i will soak in Seaso till this arvo and then Reduce the roots some more and then pot up.
Lots of roots came out with them so success should be assured despite the hot weather in Sydney. They will go in light shade until they show good new growth .

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Re: Murraya dig today

Postby Wayne R » December 30th, 2014, 11:37 am

Those are super healthy looking trees in the 'before' shot, and stacks of potential. Nice dig.

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Re: Murraya dig today

Postby Scooter_M » December 30th, 2014, 3:44 pm

im really interested to see what you do with these, i've got some similar ones in our driveway that need to get disappear at some point.

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Re: Murraya dig today

Postby matty-j » December 30th, 2014, 7:44 pm

Ahhhhhhh just what you needed ken! more trees :lol: ;)
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Re: Murraya dig today

Postby kcpoole » December 30th, 2014, 8:35 pm

matty-j wrote:Ahhhhhhh just what you needed ken! more trees :lol: ;)

LOL Yep, Like a hole in the head but I just cannot resist a freebie! :lol: Well Not quite free! Cost me $50 to dump the waste and prunings

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Re: Murraya dig today

Postby Ben Thomas » January 3rd, 2015, 9:44 pm

Will you repot into big garden pots? And if so will you use a good bonsai soil mix or just a bulk potting mix or the likes?
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Re: Murraya dig today

Postby kcpoole » January 3rd, 2015, 10:24 pm

Ben Thomas wrote:Will you repot into big garden pots? And if so will you use a good bonsai soil mix or just a bulk potting mix or the likes?

Ahh Nope.
Once they recover and have a defined plan as to their final design, I will repot into smaller Bonsai containers as they need.
Like all my trees, they are now in Diatomite / Zeolite mix, and that will be what they will be in when finally potted as Bonsai ( in 4 years or so)

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Re: Murraya dig today

Postby Ben Thomas » January 5th, 2015, 8:09 pm

kcpoole wrote:
Ben Thomas wrote:Will you repot into big garden pots? And if so will you use a good bonsai soil mix or just a bulk potting mix or the likes?

Ahh Nope.
Once they recover and have a defined plan as to their final design, I will repot into smaller Bonsai containers as they need.
Like all my trees, they are now in Diatomite / Zeolite mix, and that will be what they will be in when finally potted as Bonsai ( in 4 years or so)

Ken

I see. I have my bonsai in a Diatomite/ Megumi bonsai soil mix, 50/50 split. Been wondering if I should be using this mix on my pre bonsai or be cheapskate and train them in potting mix. Thanks. Cheers, Ben
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Re: Murraya dig today

Postby kcpoole » January 5th, 2015, 8:22 pm

Ben Thomas wrote:
kcpoole wrote:
Ben Thomas wrote:Will you repot into big garden pots? And if so will you use a good bonsai soil mix or just a bulk potting mix or the likes?

Ahh Nope.
Once they recover and have a defined plan as to their final design, I will repot into smaller Bonsai containers as they need.
Like all my trees, they are now in Diatomite / Zeolite mix, and that will be what they will be in when finally potted as Bonsai ( in 4 years or so)

Ken

I see. I have my bonsai in a Diatomite/ Megumi bonsai soil mix, 50/50 split. Been wondering if I should be using this mix on my pre bonsai or be cheapskate and train them in potting mix. Thanks. Cheers, Ben


I would have everything in that if you are happy with it.

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Re: Murraya dig today

Postby Jimbomelville » May 30th, 2015, 8:49 pm

Ken, that stump looks familiar.
I believe I purchased it from you at the last AusBonsai Market.
Funny story. I was carrying it to my car and the foam box broke. Soil mix all over the car park. Because of its height I had to put the stump in the box on the back seat of my Mazda 6 then put the soil back in, drive it home, then take it back out of the box. Then positioned the box and then put the stump back in...
Then gave it a big feed of Seasol each day for a week or so.
It has continued to shoot so I'm very excited about its prospects.
I have been searching for tips on trunk selection etc come spring. Any suggestions on where I can get advice?
Maybe an update on here?
It would be an interesting subject.
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Re: Murraya dig today

Postby kcpoole » May 30th, 2015, 9:24 pm

Hey Jimbo that is funny :-)
they are bullet prof and I suggest take a series of shots from just above the soil level showing the trunks and branches and post a new thread on here with them.

Let the guys here come up with some suggestions to help out :yes:

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Re: Murraya dig today

Postby Jimbomelville » June 8th, 2015, 11:47 pm

Thanks Ken.
Should I start a new blog or keep this one humming ?
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Re: Murraya dig today

Postby kcpoole » June 9th, 2015, 8:10 am

Create a new thread for your own tree so that you can track its own progress without getting off topic posts.
would be nice to create a link back to this one so it can be found later on tho

I should update this one with new pics of the 2 I have left to highlight the recovery so far

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Re: Murraya dig today

Postby kcpoole » October 31st, 2015, 1:42 pm

I have cleaned up both of the remaining ones now and they have a definite direction to them.
I have cut back the long trunks to a convenient branch an sealed them.

Good feed, lost of water and in only few short years they will be quite nice :-) :fc:
They could be cut back further, but I prefer to see Murraya as a larger tree due to the compound leaves.
Note I had both these on sale at the market day, and suspect they will return next year at a higher starting price :-)

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