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Post  Smithy on Tue May 29, 2012 10:00 pm

A potentilla i dug up from garden a few years ago. It was half dead and dug up in the middle of a hot summer so I'm pleased how it has come on. Looked good today in flower so i thought i would post a photo.




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Post  chris on Tue May 29, 2012 10:25 pm

O yes O yes

Wooooooooooooooo

Great Neil

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Post  chris on Tue May 29, 2012 10:27 pm

Is that a Dan Butler pot?

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Post  Smithy on Tue May 29, 2012 10:31 pm

Thanks Chris for the comment,much appreciated. The pot is a Tony Remington. I was only saying to my wife today that i want to get to see you, its just finding the right weekend. I either see that your at a show or i have something on. We have the hay festival here for two weekends but after that I'm coming down .

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Post  chris on Tue May 29, 2012 10:35 pm

That could be the dragon show at the game fair, come down and camp for the weekend!

There are still two Pine from Anthony waiting for you, they are both good but one is well just wait and see.

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Post  Smithy on Tue May 29, 2012 10:37 pm

Looking forward to seeing the pines, Ill let you know about the camping Very Happy

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potentilla flowering

Post  moyogijohn on Tue May 29, 2012 11:24 pm

SMITTY,,Really really nice tree!! love the flowers.. take care john

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Post  Sakaki on Wed May 30, 2012 12:03 am

I like the elegance it has! Smile

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Post  Russell Coker on Wed May 30, 2012 2:55 am



I love potentilla, and this one is really enchanting Neil.

(But I think I'd put it in a simpler pot if it were mine!)

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Post  Smithy on Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:10 pm

Thanks John ,Sakaki and Russel.
I thought the pot went well with the trunk. I did have a more plain one to pot it into at first but went with this one. The plain one was wider and shallower.

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Post  davtree on Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:41 pm

Nice tree, but why haven't you wired the branches ? You can bend these into any shape you want.

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Post  Smithy on Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:39 am

davtree wrote:Nice tree, but why haven't you wired the branches ? You can bend these into any shape you want.

It was cut back at the beginning of the year and let grow freely to flower now. I'm prefering to let things grow how they want to and clip and grow and let then have a more natural shape.

The thing is you say you can bend them into any shape you want'. That is the shape i want so really there is no need for wiring .
What are you suggesting ,style it more like a bonsai with pads.

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Post  fiona on Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:11 pm

Smithy wrote: ... I'm prefering to let things grow how they want to and clip and grow and let then have a more natural shape. ... That is the shape i want so really there is no need for wiring .
What are you suggesting, style it more like a bonsai with pads.

I'm with you on that - and that is from one who would normally wire and style. Potentilla is one of the few trees that I have let just do their own thing and gone for the clip and grow method. They pop new growth out so freely that this is easy to do. I wont hijack Smithy's thread by posting mine here, but I will put a couple into my Gallery. They haven't flowered yet as we are still two or three weeks behind more southern parts of the UK up here.


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Post  Todd Ellis on Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:26 pm

Lovely tree and pot Smitty! How long do the flowers last?
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Post  davtree on Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:43 pm

No, I dont mean style it with pads. If you want a naturalistic style, you could wire the branches into some curves. I like the tree, There is just too many long straight branches IMO.

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Potentilla Flowering

Post  bonsaisr on Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:54 pm

I would suggest you turn the tree regularly so the growth & flowers will face in all directions. In North America almost all potentillas have yellow flowers.
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Post  davtree on Sat Jun 02, 2012 3:40 pm

That's funny - where I live you can see them in yellow, white, pink, lavender, and orange. I think that the yellow is the form of the original wild type, which comes from China. The white and yellow are known to be more vigorous than the fancy colors.

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Post  Smithy on Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:05 pm

Todd Ellis wrote:Lovely tree and pot Smitty! How long do the flowers last?
Todd

thanks Todd
The flowers have been going for a couple of weeks now and there are plenty still to come out.I'll let you know when it finishes.

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Post  coh on Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:25 pm

Nice tree! I like the elegant, flowing trunk line and the base is very interesting.

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Post  Smithy on Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:02 pm

I was cleaning and working on the deadwood today. Very Happy













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I, going to shorten the top in the spring to grow again.

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Post  Orion on Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:08 pm

Really nice work Smithy; I like it!

How well does the deadwood hold up on this species? Are you having to treat it any different from, for example, evergreen species?

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Post  Sam Ogranaja on Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:09 pm

Love this tree!!! Great job!!!!

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Post  MikeG on Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:33 pm

Very nice! thumbs up

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Post  Smithy on Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:37 pm

Orion wrote:Really nice work Smithy; I like it!

How well does the deadwood hold up on this species? Are you having to treat it any different from, for example, evergreen species?

Im not sure really and i'm sure there are others on the forum with older ones than this one. I think the dead near the soil surface will rot quick . This was quite rotten at the back when i got it. I was surprised when i went to clean this up lastnight how hard the dead wood was . I have been putting this on

http://www.kaizenbonsai.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=95&products_id=2483

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Post  JoesBonsai on Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:05 am

Stunning!!! affraid love the deadwood Very Happy Very Happy

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