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Re: [kvan64] Willow Leaf fig - Group/raft

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Request to change entry species.
Species name: Willow Leaf fig - Group/raft
Source: Root cutting about 3 years, given to me last year.
Height: ~ 20cm
Note: All the trunks seem to join from a root cutting.
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Re: [kvan64] Willow Leaf fig - Group/raft

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I was thinking of leaving till August to start the root work but...the itch...
OK. Looking at the weather forecast for next week, it looks very warm... taking the risk then...

Well, from what I saw last year when I repoted the root cuttings, this part was nearest to the base that was cut out and the scar was thick and ugly. It doesn't look too bad today. Maybe it can even become sort of feature of the raft...
Here is what I did...
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Re: [kvan64] Willow Leaf fig - Group/raft

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Some carving and wiring.
Since this is a root raft, all the trunks are attached and can't be rearrange so the bigger trunks are in the right positions for group planting. I had to trim/cut them to design lengths that will facilitate their growth to desired size for each trunk. Their shapes are less critical at this stage.
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Re: [kvan64] Willow Leaf fig - Group/raft

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Coming along very nicely :cool:
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Thanks for the encouragement!
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Some some small updates. The WLF has been outgrown for a little while so I think it needs a defoliation to encourage more branching to improve ramification before the winter starts.
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Re: [kvan64] Willow Leaf fig - Group/raft

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Very good result so far,nice platform.

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Just some wire cutting in to be removed.
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Re: [kvan64] Willow Leaf fig - Group/raft

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That's a fine looking tree!
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Thanks for the comment. Unfortunately all my entries seem to be disqualified as I didn't update frequent enough. But I think it's OK. After hospitalised for two months I am just happy to be back to my hobby. Wining or not isn't that important. I will keep updating progress for my trees.
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Re: [kvan64] Willow Leaf fig - Group/raft

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kvan64 wrote:Thanks for the comment. Unfortunately all my entries seem to be disqualified as I didn't update frequent enough. But I think it's OK. After hospitalised for two months I am just happy to be back to my hobby. Wining or not isn't that important. I will keep updating progress for my trees.
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Awesome to see you back in to the swing :-)
The next comp this will abe able to be entered into the contiuation catgory so keep on with it

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Re: [kvan64] Willow Leaf fig - Group/raft

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Hi Kvan 64 ,
Coming along nicely. Love the chunky base...... Cheers John.
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Re: [kvan64] Willow Leaf fig - Group/raft

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Thanks Ken and John.
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