Another collected azalea

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Another collected azalea

Postby shibui » July 14th, 2017, 7:24 pm

I'm just trying to keep up with Ken in the easy collecting stakes.
Today 4 shrubs had to be moved to make way for a clothes line after new units built at our retirement village. The excavator driver lifted the gently out while I watched on. All I had to do was knock off enough soil so I could lift them.
3 transplanted elsewhere in the village garden but I've had my eye on this azalea for a while so it went into my ute - much more useful when transporting plants Ken :tu:

azalea July 2017 1.JPG

azalea July 2017 2.JPG

azalea July 2017 3.JPG

Initially I thought about dividing the clump into several sections but after looking closer I think I could use all the main trunks as they have similar movement and direction except for one on the right.
Fortunately it has some small roots already so I think it should survive as a single trunk.
azalea July 2017 4.JPG

Without depth the trunks look quite random in the photo. Some will need to be shortened and maybe a couple removed as it develops but I think it should look ok as a multi trunk tree when it recovers.
azalea July 2017 5.JPG

Best thing is this one has quite small flowers, probably one of the hybrids we refer to as Kurume here in Australia. That should make it a strong trunked tree with masses of small flowers which will be spectacular in a bonsai pot.
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Re: Another collected azalea

Postby squizzy » July 14th, 2017, 7:39 pm

It's a fair contender Neil.

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Re: Another collected azalea

Postby boom64 » July 14th, 2017, 9:00 pm

Great Tree Shibui ,looking forward to seeing this one in flower.. Cheers John.
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Re: Another collected azalea

Postby kcpoole » July 15th, 2017, 1:25 am

Nice score :yes:
An yes the ute is easier, but no where near as much fun :-) :lol: :lol:

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Re: Another collected azalea

Postby Ray M » July 15th, 2017, 9:50 am

Hi shibui,
Nice score with this one. Lots of material to play with. :tu2:

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Re: Another collected azalea

Postby Watto » July 15th, 2017, 4:20 pm

I think you and Ken are going soft, whats wrong with the old shovel and hard yakka?
The truth is I'm jealous, so congratulations.
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Re: Another collected azalea

Postby GavinG » July 15th, 2017, 4:21 pm

Ken, he probably still goes round corners on two wheels, just like you.

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