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jason
Oct 30, 2021
In Show Us Your Trees
Scots Pine Advice Hi all So this is my second line I am working on. I managed to pick this up at a good price, initially as a garden tree. My intentions started for it to go in the front garden with several other pines. However following giving it a clean out of dead needles on a mass of branches, that has also caused some ugly balls throughout the trunk. I started to like the trunk line and started to see some potential, thinking was literati style. Giving its a Scots Pine I thought it was also a good tree to learn on. This has lead me onto doing some, initial wiring and removal of around 40% to 50% of the branches. I am now leaving the tree to grow out and adjust for at least the next season. Any advice would be welcome regarding the initial structure addressing the spots of reverse taper and further removal of branches. The chop stick shows the front I was thinking of before the wiring but now I am unsure. The tree is roughly 3 to 3.5foot not including the pot. Some future plans I am think of now also include possible looking at attempting some bends in the trunk. To enhance the slight bends already there. We are just going into our last month of Autumn here in the UK. So escuse the wet pictures. Thank you T
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jason
Oct 03, 2021
In Show Us Your Trees
Field Maple Just wanted to say thank you to Josh for having my tree on the critique section and his comments where greatly appreciated. Here are a few pictures for the changes I have made today following watching the video. Next in about six months will be the repotting into a glazed pot. I am currently on the hunt lol. Thanks again.
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jason
Aug 31, 2021
In Q&A
Hi all Just after some tips and tricks for ficus in the winter and indoors. I am in the UK so not always possible to keep it outside. I have had this tree for over 5 years now and it has pretty much laid dormant for the majority of that time with the exception of the trunks thickening. I haven't had much time for bonsai up until this year so not getting the best care. This year I repotted the ficus to a soil with little organic compost, introduced fertiliser and have been putting the tree outside when the weather has been warm for several days or more. I am happy now the tree has started new growth and a fare bit of it including back budding. The weather has now started to get colder spells here in Wales. I will now have to start bringing the tree indoors again. It usually is in my bathroom. Figured the steam would be good for it from the shower and the window it's on get alot of light. Are there any tips for it's health and keeping it moving in the right direction ready for next growing season? Thanks again all. l
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jason
Aug 29, 2021
In Q&A
Hi All Thanks in advance for your help. I am a bit concerned after buying a Japenese White Pine from a gentleman who collects pines for garden trees. I bought the tree home and took for granted that the tree was in good health due to the growth on top. So after hard pruning and a first shaping of the tree to address shape and reverse taper as all candles had been left to grow. The plan was to then let the tree develop A couple of weeks later we had rain and the drainage wasn't the best. So I ended up removing all the soil due to the smell.and amount of dead roots. I am a bit concerned I have now over stressed the tree.
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