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Bob hill's larch

Post  Jeremy on Sun Aug 16, 2009 6:16 pm

Hi,
Bob Hill has asked me to post this for him.
"Unfortunatly I have no photos of this larch prior to my initinal styling, so I have sketched from memory it's appearance as it was when I obtained it.
Thanks to Graham Potter, We now have a very early picture of the larch.
The tree must have been grown out for a season or 2 before Bob obtained it.

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The tree was very weak and in dire need of somecorrective work. The branches were very long and growing upright with wispy fragile pale green needles.I was unable to re-pot,(wrong time of year), so Icleaned out the top and introduced 2" of freahsoil down into the roots. I gaveit a feed and sorted out the branch structure. This royaly did the trick. The tree is now showing signs of good health. I shall re-pot it in the spring, (same pot), at a more upright angle."
Having refined the dead wood a little today at Dragon's Sunday's workshop, here are a few pictures.



The back.

Side.


Side2.


Front.


At my prefered, more upright angle.


Bob and tree.


best regards,
Bob Hill


Last edited by uro on Tue Aug 18, 2009 2:06 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Graham's picture.)

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Re: Bob hill's larch

Post  Tony on Sun Aug 16, 2009 8:04 pm

Hi Jerry (Closet Bob)

I know that Bob has worked hard on building the foliage pads and (despite the photography) there is good depth between the branches and not just a 'green triangle' atop a wonderful trunk, the bonsai looks great... but in real life a stunner... bit like Fiona Shocked

The Welsh hills are alive with the Sound of Makitas? La La La La ...


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Re: Bob hill's larch

Post  fiona on Sun Aug 16, 2009 9:04 pm

Have you been sniffing the Brasso again, Tony?

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Re: Bob hill's larch

Post  Ed Trout on Sun Aug 16, 2009 10:57 pm

Wow !!

I've always wished I could grow Larch!! Beautiful material...it has ALL the things I cherish in bonsai;

Movement
Balance
Taper
Depth
Health
And a little bit of Mystery !

Please keep us up to date on this one.

Ed Trout Pembroke Pines, Florida USA

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Original picture

Post  Jeremy on Tue Aug 18, 2009 1:30 am

Hi,
Graham.Potter has just emailed me.
Hi Jerry.
Saw your post on the IBC about the larch.
Here is the tree not long after collecting in the Dolomites.
Graham.


Thank you Graham.

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Bob Hill

Post  Jeremy on Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:36 am


Hi,
Bob asked me to post this reply.

Graham,
Thank you for sending Jerry the picture.
I'm over the moon. Very Happy Any idea how long ago was it taken?

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Re: Bob hill's larch

Post  Jeremy on Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:40 am

Ed Trout wrote:Wow !!
I've always wished I could grow Larch!! Beautiful material...it has ALL the things I cherish in bonsai;
Movement
Balance
Taper
Depth
Health
And a little bit of Mystery !
Please keep us up to date on this one.
Ed Trout Pembroke Pines, Florida USA
As Bob cannot post at present, he has asked me to post his reply.
Hi Ed,
Thank you.
I will definitely update as things develop.
best redgards,
Bob

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Write da feam tun......

Post  Jeremy on Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:48 am

Tony wrote:Hi Jerry (Closet Bob)
I know that Bob has worked hard on building the foliage pads and (despite the photography) there is good depth between the branches and not just a 'green triangle' atop a wonderful trunk, the bonsai looks great... but in real life a stunner... bit like Fiona Shocked
The Welsh hills are alive with the Sound of Makitas? La La La La ...

Bob says.
"Magic mate."

Jerry says,
Where did you get my audition call back for the Snow White and the 7 dwarfs met the Von Traps? Hi Ho...
I thought they had all be destroyed. affraid

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Draft brasso on tap.

Post  Jeremy on Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:56 am

fionnghal wrote:Have you been sniffing the Brasso again, Tony?
Sniffing his what? Embarassed affraid pale
I know Tony would bend over backwards to help us improve our trees, and pirates have some very strange initiation ceremonies, but ... Oh ...
Ok, misread it ... So is that why the Brown cow serve it on draft? Twisted Evil

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Re: Bob hill's larch

Post  Tony on Tue Aug 18, 2009 5:21 pm

uro wrote:
I know Tony would bend over backwards to help us improve our trees, and pirates have some very strange initiation ceremonies, but ... Oh ...
Ok, misread it ... So is that why the Brown cow serve it on draft? Twisted Evil

I have been know to polish off a few jars of the 'ol brew in my time, If you have lived and long as I have in the North you would take a shine to the stuff!

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Re: Bob hill's larch

Post  Ian Warhurst on Tue Aug 18, 2009 6:38 pm

Tony wrote:
uro wrote:
I know Tony would bend over backwards to help us improve our trees, and pirates have some very strange initiation ceremonies, but ... Oh ...
Ok, misread it ... So is that why the Brown cow serve it on draft? Twisted Evil

I have been know to polish off a few jars of the 'ol brew in my time, If you have lived and long as I have in the North you would take a shine to the stuff!

Yeah but you`ve never paid for it yourself lol! fantastic tree Bob I love it very dynamic,

Ian.

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Post  Tony on Tue Aug 18, 2009 7:23 pm

Ian Warhurst wrote:
Yeah but you`ve never paid for it yourself
Ian.
Ian... you are now off my Christmas card list.

PS. Can you lend me a couple of quid for a beer?

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Re: Bob hill's larch

Post  Les S on Tue Aug 18, 2009 7:35 pm

Tony wrote:
Ian Warhurst wrote:
Yeah but you`ve never paid for it yourself
Ian.
Ian... you are now off my Christmas card list.

PS. Can you lend me a couple of quid for a beer?

Lend??? Do you understand the principle?? Laughing Shocked Twisted Evil

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