[Bustadog] ACMENA

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[Bustadog] ACMENA

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ACMENA ( I think. Please correct me if I'm wrong)
Height - 78cm
Trunk - 12cm high, 8cm at the base

Cost - Nil. Dug from garden

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I thought this tree was gone to the big bonsai pot( Green waste bin ) in the sky, but it is still alive and just started to show signs of regrowth after its transplant from garden to pot.
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Hopefully it will power away now it has started to warm up. Some branches are yet to show signs of growth, so just have to wait and see.
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Just and update on the styling of this tree. When it was cut back I couldn't find a suitable front with all the thick branching so, out came the dremel and the trunk was carved. The tree responded with new shoots, but the growth rate has been so,so. The root ball at this stage is untouched and will remain so until the desired growth has been achieved.
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Post by TheNumber13 »

Good job with the carving, looks heaps better now.
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I'm with Pat on this one. Heaps better with the carving done! Nice job! :cool:
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Post by Roger »

Nice one B!
Look forward to progress. Some flowers and fruits would help with good ID on this one ;)
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Looking really fine Bustadog :cool:
I will enjoy watching this develop and look forward to seeing it at the end of the comp!
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Just one quick photo to update. It's been raining for three days and I'm off on holidays, Canberra and the north west Victoria. The tree is growing strong and I'm just pinching tips and trying to get a little shape in branches. I won't see this tree for nearly a month, so I hope the growth explodes while I'm away.
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The tree is looking great. I have an acmena stump as well as a syzygium paniculatum about the same size, you have given me some great ideas for my own trees. Look forward to seeing some progress pics down the track.

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Thanks Steve. It will be hard to get a good result in the time allotted, but it is great fun trying. Its so hard to shape and wire such tender shoots.
They easily break, :o , and I'm really just a long time novice :reading: .
So, lots of feed (handfuls of dynamic lifter), regular water, pinch and more feed, more pinch and so it goes.
Unfortunately when it comes time for a Bonsai pot, I will be limited to what I have on hand.
There is little to none available in the Newcastle area. Maybe I will have to get Penny to make a special one for it :fc: .


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An update for everyone on my tree's progress .
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B
thanks for the update. The tree is coming on well. I like the tilting, as it seems to put one branch into the line of the trunk and the other to becoming the first branch. Lovely nether regions too.
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:clap: Very pleasing transition.
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Post by marcela »

Hi Bustadog, I think you have a Lorraine Simpson pot,it looks like her stamp,she does great work here in Melbourne,hope that helps.nice progress on your tree. :clap:
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Post by Terry »

Thanks for the encouragement and pot identification Marcela, Roger and Trent. I hope the reddish earthy tones in the pot will compliment the new growth on the tree.

Terry
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