[Watto] Japanese Box

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Re: [Watto] Japanese Box

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Such a nice looking tree.
I have one that I have very similar plans for, but my 1st branch is too long & has no taper. Is it likely to bud further down the trunk?
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There really is something delightful about this tree, Watto.
It's almost like it's standing with its hand on it's hip, smiling at you!
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I gave this a re-pot in the early part of March and at the same time I decided to turn the pot around. While I really like the original side this side has a slightly more "quiet" feel to it and I think it is more in keeping with this tree. Had a good trim and now I just wait until winter is past before any more work gets done.
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Cute little tree. Nice roots and aged look to it.
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This tree is looking great at the moment I must say.

Even in the photo it has great depth with those slightly front and rear branches.

I agree the new side of the pot is better for this one mate, let me know if you ever want to get rid of the pair ;)

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What a great progression from go to whoa. I agree with the changing sides of the pot, it's a lovely little tree, and stands on its own extremely well! Love it!
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Any chance of an update ? :o
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An up-date just for Sno.
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Thankyou . Beautiful image . Ahhh next time .
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I was mucking around with this tree a couple of weeks ago and took this photo, so I thought I would share.
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This thread is bl@@dy unbelievable. I have just learnt so much in 10 minutes .... this is a staggeringly good progression IMO! Wow!

I love this little tree and all achieved in what .... 7-8 years. Excellent stuff Watto and and great learning for newer folk like me.

Cheers for the update because I had not seen this thread.



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Show piece there Watty :beer:

May i ask where the beautiful pot came from.

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Re: [Watto] Japanese Box

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fantastic lighting and photography Watto :o compared to the other photo.....well.....there's no comparison!!. Did you do it yourself?...and that pot.....wowsers ...amazing marriage IMO Great work mate :clap:
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Thanks for the comments gents.
The pot is by Penny Davis of Mudlark Pottery and I have a few of her terrific creations.
Max, as you can see in the whole post I have been working on improving my photography and it is slowly improving I think, thanks for the encouragement.
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