Untreated Mume Deadwood

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Untreated Mume Deadwood

Post  charlesryder on Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:15 am

Last autumn I came across the mume below at a friend's nursery. A lovely specimen for a bonsai. The base was over 20 cm wide and it had great deadwood ( natural ). Was mulling over its acquisition ...... and hesitated due to an already rather Mume overloaded garden ........ well, it was rather LARGE ...!!






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Re: Untreated Mume Deadwood

Post  charlesryder on Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:31 am

Last week a spring visit revealed that certain 'developments' were evident in said specimen .......




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Re: Untreated Mume Deadwood

Post  charlesryder on Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:40 am

What is a boy to do ....? Follow Abel, live for the moment and enjoy it for its delicate and ephemeral beauty ? Or let the Cain in me take over and with that material acquisitiveness and endless horticultural machinations......?

ps. the trunk is now only less than 2 cm in thickness.

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Re: Untreated Mume Deadwood

Post  Andrew Legg on Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:48 am

Blimey! Was Chuck Norris in town? What on earth happened to that tree?

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Post  charlesryder on Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:53 am

Andrew Legg wrote:Blimey! Was Chuck Norris in town? What on earth happened to that tree?

pale Just a wet winter, I'm afraid .............

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Post  my nellie on Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:59 am

Such a pity!

charlesryder wrote: pale Just a wet winter, I'm afraid .............
And do you think it is due to the deadwood being left untreated as you have mentionned at your title/subject?

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Post  charlesryder on Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:22 pm

my nellie wrote:Such a pity!

charlesryder wrote: pale Just a wet winter, I'm afraid .............
And do you think it is due to the deadwood being left untreated as you have mentionned at your title/subject?

The climate in East China, where one is located at the moment, is wet and humid. Deadwood on mume either succumbs to rot or turns pulpy unless certain measures are taken.

btw, i don't think its such a pity. the shorter of the two 'trunks' appeals to me in its movement and delicate form. But I find myself having doubts as to whether can preserve it in its current form ........... pale

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Re: Untreated Mume Deadwood

Post  Andrew Legg on Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:23 pm

I guess the question is whether you can stop the rot? I agree that the tree has a delicate beauty.

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