Monster Privet

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Monster Privet

Post  F. Waheedy on Sat Sep 19, 2009 2:18 pm

Hello Everyone,

I'd like to show progress of a privet stump which I lifted in July this year from my backyard.

It's so huge, I've not been able to move it ever since it was planted in a wooden training pot.

Hope you like it. Would appreciate any comments/ideas.

Regards,

Faisal
















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Re: Monster Privet

Post  Smithy on Sat Sep 19, 2009 4:58 pm

Enough material to keep you going for years.

The one you have lifted is going to be a good one.

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Re: Monster Privet

Post  Guest on Sat Sep 19, 2009 6:39 pm

Wow. That mamma's gonna put you in Hospital! Better start saving for the pot. Wish i was carving it.

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Re: Monster Privet

Post  Smithy on Sat Sep 19, 2009 7:28 pm

I've got to cut my privet hedge tomorrow ,I'd rather dig it up but my wife likes the hedge rather than a fence.

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Re: Monster Privet

Post  Harleyrider on Sat Sep 19, 2009 8:23 pm

Ye Gods! I thought the ones I'm collecting were big enough, but this makes me think mine are mere tiddlers!

Looks like we've cornered the market in big Privet stumps cornered, F! Twisted Evil

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Thanks

Post  F. Waheedy on Sat Sep 19, 2009 11:28 pm

Thanks Will, HR & Smithy,

It sure is massive. Theres a cpl more I'll be digging. Trouble is its so huge i can,t even take it to any workshop for carving.
I wanted to move it to a sunnier location but gave up after trying a cpl of times. But I'm sure in a couple of years it will make a specimen bonsai and then I wont even remember all the pain I've gone through digging it. :-)))

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Re: Monster Privet

Post  Smithy on Sun Sep 20, 2009 8:34 am

its just like child birth, you forget the pain then go back for more. A bit of pointing in the right direction and then hopefully you end up with a fine specimen, or a monster you can't get rid of.

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Re: Monster Privet

Post  Harleyrider on Sun Sep 20, 2009 4:14 pm

I suggest that you either collect the rest of the stumps, or at least start to train them where they are. With the ban on importing trees material like this is going to become (a) very desirable, and (b) very scarce!

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Re: Monster Privet

Post  F. Waheedy on Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:01 pm

Hi all,

Some of the pictures of Privet I dug up last summer from my back garden.
Still a looong way to go.
Like always, I'd much appreciate any comments.

Regards,

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Re: Monster Privet

Post  Guest on Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:21 pm

I suggest you cut back the long growth very hard. Privet branches become quite stiff and difficult to bend. If you wire the young new shoots to put some character into the branches, remove the wire and let the branches grow to a decent thickness and then prune back, then repeat cycle. The box you've put it in looks like the kind of plastic that perishes in the sun, so be careful. Would still like to carve it though

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Re: Monster Privet

Post  F. Waheedy on Thu Apr 15, 2010 12:04 am

Thanks, Will. You're right. They do get quite stiff. I will cut back the long growth. Will also do, as told, with wiring. I'm definitely coming to you for carving with a cpl of my trees. Many thanks in advance.

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Re: Monster Privet

Post  Smithy on Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:52 am

what a monster.
Faisal has no time for trees this year as he told his wife he is going to refurbish the garden. Wink Smile

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Re: Monster Privet

Post  F. Waheedy on Thu Apr 15, 2010 12:07 pm

Hey Smithy,

No matter how HARD you try, you just can't keep away, can you? I'm walking a thin line though.
Being VERY careful at every step I take.

How've you been buddy?

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