Watto's 2020 Dig Trees

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Absolutely backyard counts ! Most of my elms come from the backyard . If the apricot is a seedling there is probably some regression to the “ wild “ type , hence the thorns .
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Thanks Regwac as I may dig a couple more tridents later, after the rain stops.
This photo is a bit of cheating really as it was dug last year (my only dig tree from 2019) and it is a Plum from a garden, a domestic dig and that is interesting as it has very few thorns unlike the wild plum that I dug a little while ago.
This has some movement and a reasonable nabari so good bones. With some carving, a trim and a few pieces of wire I am hopeful that this will be OK.
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That looks more than ok now Watto. What a great score :| I really like it.
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Thanks Kirky, it probably looks a bit better than the others because it has had a year in the pot but I am hoping.
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That plum looks the goods Watto, well done. Mine still have leaves on and I'm itching to give them a prune.
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Great looking Plum Watto ,should power on quickly in your capable hands. Repotted my Goulburn Plums recently ,slowly getting there. That was a fun dig. Cheers John.
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This is another plum. It grew twice the size from the time of digging to potting time. True story. Must be magic.
I had visions of a nice shohin bonsai coming from this but I fear it will never be a shohin but still it has some movement and interesting branching. Time will tell how it comes through.
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This is another plum. It grew twice the size from the time of digging to potting time.
Those who have not dug trees will still not believe this but I have also noticed similar increase in size between digging and potting. i always thought it was from removing the pressure of the soil which allows the trunks to expand ;)
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Watto, your killing me with all these lovely plums :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: surely its time you send me some ;)
Another nice find :tu: don’t forget to post your annual plum flower displays.
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You could very well be correct Shibui, less contraction from the ground equals more expansion.
This one was growing amongst a heap of others, all long straight skinny ones and I thought it may have appreciated the chance to grow without the others around it?
In any case, its bigger now than it was.
Some of the plums are just about to flower Kirky, but some are weeks away but I will be promoting the beauty of the plum again this season, and that should make about 10 years in a row. Hahaha
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The last couple of plums are rippers. Well played.


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Anyone who reads the junk I write here would know by now that I appreciate and actively look for trees with some movement in the trunk because I like that. Well this one has heaps of movement and I would like to thank Mother Nature for the early training. It was growing along the ground, but I prefer it more upright like this.
This is a cotoneaster dug from a garden and it has a shari, dead "apex" and some very unusual movement. I couldn't get a lot of roots so I am crossing my fingers (and toes) that this will survive and prosper.
Could be one of the best digs ever!
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Another great find Watto. Good to see that someone is getting something positive from 2020!
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Hi Watto
Mate, well done for your 2020 digs alone.
I hope your back remains strong and your tools stay sharp.
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Re: Watto's 2020 Dig Trees

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Watto wrote: August 12th, 2020, 2:20 pm This is a cotoneaster dug from a garden and it has a shari, dead "apex" and some very unusual movement. I couldn't get a lot of roots so I am crossing my fingers (and toes) that this will survive and prosper.
I'd love a progression thread on this one Watto, to see what and how you tackle this!
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