Sno’s class of 2020

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Hi Keels . That’s coming along great . I think these root cutting trees can be a lot of fun , you’re only limited by your imagination . Boom 64 has some really funky examples .https://www.ausbonsai.com.au/forum/view ... 29&t=27169
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I have only half a dozen junipers ,this is one of the twisty type . I changed it’s potting angle today . I have been changing the branch structure over the last couple of years so it would suit this angle better . I think this angle shows the base better . It’s a bit bushy but when it recovers I’ll thin it out a bit and I have to gin some more of the left side . The pot is Japanese .
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This is a crabapple under development . It’s an airlayer that only developed roots on one side . Its probably 6 or so years since it was removed from a landscape tree in my garden . It’s been on the back burner since then and every couple of years I repot it . I’ve been kind of trying to form roots on the bare side each time . The first time I rewounded the bare site and soaked spagmum moss with hormones ,with out success . The second time I drilled holes and ‘jammed ‘ roots that I had cut off from the good side into the holes , interestedly one actually grafted ,the rest failed . This time I approached grafted some of the existing roots from the good side .
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Thanks for the insight, very interesting.
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I have repotted most of my exotics now that I am doing this year . I won’t show all of them :tounge: because I don’t want any one getting ‘Sno fatigue ‘ :whistle: .
I have too many trees and I am trying to down size . This is a boomerang tree , I sold this one a couple of years ago but they were unable of looking after it so I rescued it . It is an English Elm or one of its cousins which I dug from the side of a footpath . It had been slashed by a mower at one time which gave it a bit of shari. I’ll keep it for now , so today I repotted it into one of my favourite pots (European ) which has been empty for too long .
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Are plumcots bonsai worthy material? As I’ve seen you dug a few plums.


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Hi Nozila . I have only recently joined the ‘plum club ‘ , I don’t know much about plumcots . I think they would be fairly similar to plums ,which I have found to be good bonsai material .
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Love the pot for your boomerang tree there, Sno. Very nice

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That's a beautiful combination of tree and container Sno! Well done rescuing it!
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Sno wrote: September 9th, 2020, 10:11 pm This time I approached grafted some of the existing roots from the good side .
That looks and sounds pretty cool, keen to see how it plays out... would love an update when things progress.
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Re crabapple, if the grafting doesn't do what you're after this time try taking some cuttings from the tree then thread grafting then on to the bare side when you have good roots on the cutting. Worked for me on an elm that refused all attempts to grow roots on it's bare side.
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juan73870 wrote: September 18th, 2020, 7:41 pm Love the pot for your boomerang tree there, Sno. Very nice Image

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Thanks Juan . It’s a beautiful pot . It has 4 really thin layers of clay sandwiched together and then it’s rolled in sand . Here’s a close up of the detail .
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melbrackstone wrote: September 18th, 2020, 8:57 pm That's a beautiful combination of tree and container Sno! Well done rescuing it!
Thanks Mel . Originally I was going to take it to a CBS meeting and sell it there because I wanted it looked after . The guys that I sold it to heard about it and the price that I was selling it at (which I think was a bargain ) and asked if they could have it . They convinced me that they would look after it so I let it go .
I find it difficult to sell trees and I sell trees because I have to many . :palm: . I have decided from this experience to have two prices , the first price will be ‘I don’t care what you do with it price ‘ and the second price will be ‘after a year I will refund some of the money on proof that it has been looked after ‘ .
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Ryceman3 wrote: September 18th, 2020, 9:42 pm
That looks and sounds pretty cool, keen to see how it plays out... would love an update when things progress.
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I am hoping it works , it’s quite a lazy mans approach . I have few trees that I would like to do it on if it works . We will find out in the ‘class of 22’.
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Hi Jan , thanks for the tip . I have tried approach grafting seedlings on with mixed results , some times they ‘grow them selves off ‘ the trunk . I like your idea of thread grafting it would make them a lot more secure . Cheers Sno
Ps There’s going to be some good frosts on the Monaro this week .
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