Ficus burtt-davyi #2

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Ficus burtt-davyi #2

Post  Andre Beaurain on Sat Oct 12, 2013 5:26 am

Hallo guys and garls

This little ficus I use a lot for indoor display, probably because its so portable and small, but it needs a pruning back and re design.  Please help, for I am stuck...

It has a very fine adn fat little base. It is one of the very small leaved Ficus burtt-davyi species. And I am the second caretaker of the tree.









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Post  Guest on Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:25 am

Hi Andre


I would cut back the low part of the branch...it has done its job, now it is time to remove.

In the top am I a bit unsure if it is the branch with red, you should cut back to make it a smaller branch, leaving the other as the top, or if it is on the other side you could cut back...having the tree in your hand will make the decision easier.

The Photo probably show the new backside...what do you think?

Kind regards Yvonne

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Post  Andre Beaurain on Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:03 am

Hi Yvonne

I had this in my mind for a long time now to remove the lower branch, but then it does still have a certain appeal to me, makes me think of a old baobab. But if I remove it I will make another tree of it, which is great. Removing the branch at them top is definitely a go.

I would still like to know what the others think, I'll wait a while before doing the move.

The tree has been sitting in front of me the whole day on the coffee table.. bounce 

Thank you very much for your time

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New front.

Post  lennard on Sat Oct 12, 2013 12:11 pm

Andre Beaurain wrote:

I like this front better.

Maybe select twigs to wire them and bring them vertical a bit to reveal more of the trunk and branch structure?

Lennard

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Post  GerhardGerber on Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:24 am

Hi Andre

I thought about this long and hard........and came to the conclusion that I glad I don't have to make those cuts.

I tend to agree with the suggestions, but I doubt that makes it any easier.....

Nice little tree.Cool 

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Post  JimLewis on Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:03 am

I agree with Yvonne and Lennard (though as it is planted the tree seems to be leaning away from us).

But, after you find a new (and smaller) rectangular pot for it, you can fix the lean.

Very nice little tree.

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Re: Ficus burtt-davyi #2

Post  Andre Beaurain on Wed Oct 16, 2013 1:30 am

Thanks guys

Yes it doesn't make it easier. I thought of bringing it to the bonsai convetion this month in Jo'burg, and then work with it with Walter Pall. But I'm scared affraid  for the same reasons... hihihihihi

I have a little square pot for it then later! thanks Jim.

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Post  KennedyMarx on Wed Jul 09, 2014 1:52 pm

Update on this one? Smile

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Post  rolex dragon on Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:54 pm

Andre Beaurain wrote:Hallo guys and garls

This little ficus I use a lot for indoor display, probably because its so portable and small, but it needs a pruning back and re design.  Please help, for I am stuck...

It has a very fine adn fat little base.  It is one of the very small leaved Ficus burtt-davyi species.   And I am the second caretaker of the tree.









Love and light

andre,
it looks lovely the way it is Smile
some light pruning to contain the foliage will suffice.

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Post  Andre Beaurain on Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:06 am

Hi Guys

I actually entered this tree into an competition, which ends in August. Then I will show the tree again.

I cannot take any advice on this tree at the moment.

Well seeing that people gave me advice for this tree before the competition, I dont know if it is so "kosher" anymore.

Lennard will this tree be disqualified because of this? ( I didnt actually follow the advice given.. if it will help..)

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Competition.

Post  lennard on Fri Jul 11, 2014 3:31 am

Andre Beaurain wrote: 

Lennard will this tree be disqualified because of this?  

Love and light

I don't think there is going to be a problem Andre. I can link this for the judges and they can decide.

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Post  Lazaro Quintino on Sun Jul 20, 2014 12:23 pm

This is a very nice tree of this species as I have yet to personally find a nice F. burtt-davyi in a nursery. They tend to have a good amount of reverse tapering and develop knots, which are not good looking. The mound it is planted on with the moss is overpowering the base / nebari of this tree. A slightly smaller rectangular pot would do wonders for this tree.

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Post  Neli on Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:06 am

i was about to say that i like the second picture from the bottom as a front, but I can see Lennard bit me to it...Just structure and wire the branches, cut back and ramify...nice little tree.

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Post  Leo Schordje on Fri Jul 25, 2014 1:30 pm

I liked the tree as it was in the 2011 images. How'd the judges take to it in the 2014 show? Did it show well?

Please post an update when you have time.
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Post  Andre Beaurain on Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:12 am

Thanks for your replies Neli Leo and Lazaro...also Mark, Jim and Gerhard!

The competition was a progression competition over a year.  Judges are still judging....

Here is the tree before the new pot..  which I must still find, Wink I will also try and sink it more in the new pot.....  thanks again for your input, I always treasure it!






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Post  Andre Beaurain on Tue Nov 25, 2014 12:33 am

Since I posted this pictures nobody said a word......

Well Darlings this tree won the catogory "African species in any style"cheers

Its the first time in my life that I win a prize for bonsai!  Im so chuffed that I think Im gonna take the day off to play with bonsai....

I also won the catogory "African penjing"!! cheers Will post it later.  Or you can view it at http://lennardsbonsaibeginnings.blogspot.com/2014/11/this-is-africa-progressive-bonsai.html?showComment=1416547614549

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:30 am

DAMM !!!

the pics on the link do not show up for me here at work !!! Evil or Very Mad
please post penjing pics...
pretty please mit plum on top...

and congratulations on your wins, my friend cheers Bagpiper cheers
i like the little ficus quite a bit !

btw - you should send some pics to the rest of our tribe who may not frequent this forum...
dont make the minister of misinformation do it for you Wink

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Post  Precarious on Tue Nov 25, 2014 12:44 pm

Congratulations Andre! Well deserved.

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Post  Andre Beaurain on Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:04 pm

Thank you Kevin and thank you David for taking the time to say something.

Really appreciate it.

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Re: Ficus burtt-davyi #2

Post  Leo Schordje on Sat Nov 29, 2014 11:08 am

Congratulations Andre. Well done. I really like this tree. It is one of best of this species. You successfully solved & or avoided the problem this one has with ugly swellings. (insert joke about my physiognomy here). Congrats again. Also congrats on the Penjing. Keep 'em coming.

About lack of responses, I was traveling, last Thursday & Friday of November are national holidays here. I wager many are away from their computers this weekend. So comments from the USA will be sluggish until people are back at work and using their companies' computers to catch up on what is happening on the web. Very Happy

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