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Re: Collected Callistemon

Posted: May 1st, 2020, 8:14 pm
by Keels
Josh I'm a big fan of the trees you dig. I enjoy seeing what your up to when you post to Facebook. I thought i dig big trees but your next level. Super keen to see how the tree progresses as I've got a few big callistemons myself.

Re: Collected Callistemon

Posted: May 1st, 2020, 9:18 pm
by Josh
Keels wrote: May 1st, 2020, 8:14 pm Josh I'm a big fan of the trees you dig. I enjoy seeing what your up to when you post to Facebook. I thought i dig big trees but your next level. Super keen to see how the tree progresses as I've got a few big callistemons myself.
Cheers mate. Glad you enjoy them. I love the challenge, I’ve had my eye on these for a few years so super happy I got them. Big trees are a long term project but one thing love about natives is they don’t stop growing so they fill out fast. Looking forward to developing these and will definitely update them. Only problem with big trees I had to buy another 50 bags of potting to replace what these used up 🤦‍♂️ Now to start saving for pots.

Re: Collected Callistemon

Posted: May 1st, 2020, 10:14 pm
by MJL
:o :shock: :lost:
As Robin might say: "Holy big bonsai batman!"
Makes me think more of Niwaki ... people often talk of and love Japanese gardens, especially courtyard gardens - I certainly do and have many books on them.
I wonder whether these could be native Australian niwaki in an native Australian styled courtyard .... could be cool ... native bonsai and nikawi surrounding a raked dry river bed...
:geek:

Re: Collected Callistemon

Posted: May 1st, 2020, 10:17 pm
by Keels
Josh wrote: May 1st, 2020, 9:18 pm
Keels wrote: May 1st, 2020, 8:14 pm Josh I'm a big fan of the trees you dig. I enjoy seeing what your up to when you post to Facebook. I thought i dig big trees but your next level. Super keen to see how the tree progresses as I've got a few big callistemons myself.
.... Only problem with big trees I had to buy another 50 bags of potting to replace what these used up 🤦‍♂️ Now to start saving for pots.
Sounds like you need a sponsorship deal or two :lol: now who would entertain the idea :lost: garden centres cafes or machinery businesses..... You promote their business they scratch your back... Just one of my crazy ideas i guess :tu:

Re: Collected Callistemon

Posted: May 2nd, 2020, 7:49 am
by tgward
stump or twig-I'm happy as long as it looks like an old tree. 'increase technique repertoire'

Re: Collected Callistemon

Posted: May 2nd, 2020, 8:31 am
by Josh
MJL wrote: May 1st, 2020, 10:14 pm :o :shock: :lost:
As Robin might say: "Holy big bonsai batman!"
Makes me think more of Niwaki ... people often talk of and love Japanese gardens, especially courtyard gardens - I certainly do and have many books on them.
I wonder whether these could be native Australian niwaki in an native Australian styled courtyard .... could be cool ... native bonsai and nikawi surrounding a raked dry river bed...
:geek:
I’m a landscaper and work mainly with natives due to our area. This is something I’ve been discussing with my boss and he’s keen on the idea so some may head in that direction yet. I’d like to keep a couple as large “manicured” trees so to speak. I love the Japanese garden with large trees that are manicured.
Love you idea of one these with a raked dry river Bec.

Re: Collected Callistemon

Posted: May 2nd, 2020, 8:34 am
by Josh
Keels wrote: May 1st, 2020, 10:17 pm
Josh wrote: May 1st, 2020, 9:18 pm
Keels wrote: May 1st, 2020, 8:14 pm Josh I'm a big fan of the trees you dig. I enjoy seeing what your up to when you post to Facebook. I thought i dig big trees but your next level. Super keen to see how the tree progresses as I've got a few big callistemons myself.
.... Only problem with big trees I had to buy another 50 bags of potting to replace what these used up 🤦‍♂️ Now to start saving for pots.
Sounds like you need a sponsorship deal or two :lol: now who would entertain the idea :lost: garden centres cafes or machinery businesses..... You promote their business they scratch your back... Just one of my crazy ideas i guess :tu:
Already got some deals going with a couple of nurseries swapping trees for pots or equipment so not such a crazy idea mate. I dug a heap of azaleas and camellias a while back so once recovered I’ll be doing trades with those.
Barter is the best form of sales in my opinion lol

Re: Collected Callistemon

Posted: May 2nd, 2020, 11:08 am
by MJL
Josh wrote: May 2nd, 2020, 8:31 am
MJL wrote: May 1st, 2020, 10:14 pm :o :shock: :lost:
As Robin might say: "Holy big bonsai batman!"
Makes me think more of Niwaki ... people often talk of and love Japanese gardens, especially courtyard gardens - I certainly do and have many books on them.
I wonder whether these could be native Australian niwaki in an native Australian styled courtyard .... could be cool ... native bonsai and nikawi surrounding a raked dry river bed...
:geek:
I’m a landscaper and work mainly with natives due to our area. This is something I’ve been discussing with my boss and he’s keen on the idea so some may head in that direction yet. I’d like to keep a couple as large “manicured” trees so to speak. I love the Japanese garden with large trees that are manicured.
Love you idea of one these with a raked dry river Bec.
Cool. I think I have the right Josh and if so, see you at Waverley when meetings re-commence. Cheers, Mark

Re: Collected Callistemon

Posted: May 2nd, 2020, 8:39 pm
by Josh
MJL wrote: May 2nd, 2020, 11:08 am
Josh wrote: May 2nd, 2020, 8:31 am
MJL wrote: May 1st, 2020, 10:14 pm :o :shock: :lost:
As Robin might say: "Holy big bonsai batman!"
Makes me think more of Niwaki ... people often talk of and love Japanese gardens, especially courtyard gardens - I certainly do and have many books on them.
I wonder whether these could be native Australian niwaki in an native Australian styled courtyard .... could be cool ... native bonsai and nikawi surrounding a raked dry river bed...
:geek:
I’m a landscaper and work mainly with natives due to our area. This is something I’ve been discussing with my boss and he’s keen on the idea so some may head in that direction yet. I’d like to keep a couple as large “manicured” trees so to speak. I love the Japanese garden with large trees that are manicured.
Love you idea of one these with a raked dry river Bec.
Cool. I think I have the right Josh and if so, see you at Waverley when meetings re-commence. Cheers, Mark
Yep, you’ve got the right Josh. Hopefully not too much longer mate

Re: Collected Callistemon

Posted: May 3rd, 2020, 8:05 am
by alpineart
HI josh , very nice score , good to see an Excavator assisting the loading process .

Personally I'd rather look at a trunk than a twig , shaped or not . Thank god were all different in this hobby .

Cheers . Alpine

Re: Collected Callistemon

Posted: May 3rd, 2020, 9:35 pm
by Josh
alpineart wrote: May 3rd, 2020, 8:05 am HI josh , very nice score , good to see an Excavator assisting the loading process .

Personally I'd rather look at a trunk than a twig , shaped or not . Thank god were all different in this hobby .

Cheers . Alpine
Cheers mate. I was expecting to dig them but very happy when he called the excavator over. Good operator too. Dug them out and dropped them nicely on the Ute.
These have nice trunks too so should shape up ok.