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Big Old Cotoneaster

Post  Lee Brindley on Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:43 pm

A friend of mine has recently got into bonsai and particularly liked my little shohin cascade cotoneaster. There are plenty more where I collected that from, so I took him for a look. We found this big, old stump with some dead wood, which I thought was quite a good piece of material. My friend couldn't see any potential in it, so I ended up taking it home myself. What do you guys think - a good piece of material or not?



Not the best virtual, but I see something like this in it...



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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:19 pm

Lee,

just leave it on the next plane to the West Indies, and I wonn't hurt you [ much ] Smile

Seriously speaking, even though I have a grown fear of decayed wood and the care needed to preserve, I would say go for it. Looks excellent !!

No real experience with cotoneaster [ koh toe knee ahh stir - love that word ] but I did wonder about the soil amount needed to get to your plan?
Thanks for showing, please keep us updated.
Best of growing.
Khaimraj

* I grew one in a gallon pot for a year in Florence, Italy ------------ very little experience.

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Post  Guest on Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:22 pm

Hi Lee

Lovely material, nice sice...good luck with it.

Kind regards yvonne

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Post  Lee Brindley on Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:13 pm

Thanks folks. I think it looks quite nice in my £5 pot too! Very Happy

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Post  Rui Marques on Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:42 pm

I think this is a very good material.

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Post  savvas on Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:01 pm

No doubt about the prospects of this yamadory...i am wondering though...when did you collect this?or you put it directly in your bonsai pot?
Thx Savvas.

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Post  AlainK on Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:00 pm

Very nice find.

Be sure to protect the roots from the frost in the winter, it would be a pity to lose it.

But I wouldn't worry too much about the wood decaying, from what I've seen, the wood is very hard.

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Post  Todd Ellis on Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:18 pm

I think you have a lovely tree but if it is a newly dug tree, do protect it this Winter.
Best,
Todd

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Post  Lee Brindley on Sun Jun 23, 2013 6:39 pm

A friend of mine, Simon Jones gave me a hand with the first styling of this tree this morning...



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Post  Jack Carrack on Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:11 pm

Great start. I like the direction you have chosen for it.

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