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Post  marcus watts on Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:07 pm

December 1st - still very mild -here are some of the trees -ts been good weather for growing trees this year - I think most things have progressed a bit





























Just the tridents, azaleas ans some chinese elms go in the cold greenhouse, everything else stays out



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Post  vietnhat on Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:11 am

Very beautiful garden. Thanks for your posting.

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Post  Todd Ellis on Mon Dec 02, 2013 4:06 am

Thoroughly enjoyed your garden! Many beautiful trees!

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Post  -Daniel- on Mon Dec 02, 2013 5:23 am


Wow !!! Magic December in a beautiful garden. santa 

Best regards , Daniel Dance 

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WOW

Post  Tarek (from Lebanon) on Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:05 am

WOW, nice trees.
Thank you for posting

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Post  Todd Ellis on Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:05 pm

Marcus,
What is the rough bark tree with the tiny leaves and round hollow? Is it an elm?
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Todd

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Post  marcus watts on Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:37 pm

[quote="Todd Ellis"]Marcus,
What is the rough bark tree with the tiny leaves and round hollow? Is it an elm?
Thanks,
Todd[/quote

Hi Todd,

Yes it is a standard chinese elm. It was about the 3rd bonsai I ever got, 24 or 25 years ago now. it was a normal tree with little pom pom balls of foliage on the ends of a few branches/ i have grown it in the ground twice for 3 years each time and the rest in pots. it was the usual smooth grey bark for about 15 years and has darkened and cracked a lot over the last few years. I removed a forward pointing branch about 20 years ago and made the hollow.

the last 3 years have been is smaller pots and one defoliation each year, hence the tiny leaves

cheers Marcus

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Post  john jones on Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:49 pm

They are just great. I wish I had started in my early 20s.

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Post  SUNIT GADKARI on Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:49 pm

Very beautiful garden with very good collection.

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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:00 pm

Marcus,

really beautiful and so much grace. Please show when the snow falls.
That elm is to die for!!
Everything is .............................................
Thanks a million.
Stay Well.
Khaimraj

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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:06 pm

John,

I just started another batch of J.B.pine from seed, and I am going onto 52. Get a copy of Bonsai Today 12, buy some seed, and start up a few " children".
In 5 years you can have a 3" trunked specimen and in another 3 to 5 years, your own masterpieces.

There are quite a few trees, that grow fast enough [ ground grow ] for you to decent results in 8 to 10 years.
Got any celtis or ulmus on your side ?
You have more than enough time. Just choose the faster growing trees.
Stay Well.
Khaimraj

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Post  dorothy7774 on Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:51 pm

marcus watts wrote:December 1st - still very mild -here are some of the trees -ts been good weather for growing trees this year - I think most things have progressed a bit..
I like your trees!

Best,
Dorothy

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Post  EpicusMaximus on Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:42 pm

Here is my garden for comparison on December 1st.

One foot of snow already. Smile

Trees are in their raised bed for winter. Can't even see my junipers they are completely buried.


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Post  john jones on Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:03 pm

Khaimraj Seepersad wrote:John,

[...]

There are quite a few trees, that grow fast enough [ ground grow ] for you to decent results in 8 to 10 years.
Got any celtis or ulmus on your side ?
You have more than enough time. Just choose the faster growing trees.
Stay Well.
Khaimraj
I don't know about celtis. We have some ulmus here. The American Elms have about gone extinct from Dutch Elm Disease, but Chinese elms do very well. The problem is, I only have a third story balcony with a SW exposure for the foreseeable future, so there's not much chance of ground growing. Large nursery pots is about the best I can manage.

Regards,

John Jones


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Post  sabamiki on Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:56 pm

very nice trees , I like it , thanks for photos Wink 

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Post  Twisted Trees on Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:59 pm

Very nice trees.

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Post  my nellie on Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:00 am

I admire your beautiful garden just like I admire your gallery, dear Marcus!
john jones wrote:... ...I wish I had started in my early 20s.
I double this quote. Nevertheless, I am doing just as Khaimraj is doing...
Khaimraj Seepersad wrote:John, I just started another batch of J.B.pine from seed, and I am going onto 52... ...
even if I am onto 60! Very Happy

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Post  marcus watts on Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:49 pm

Thanks everyone,

its funny - I started pine seeds last winter too - i'm 44 so they will all be for other people to see the final rewards. .....same as the little tridents, small zelkovas etc lol

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Post  marcus watts on Fri Dec 06, 2013 7:31 pm

a few more  

Native Beech raft, 7 trunks, Derek Aspinall pot


Recovering from the first styling from raw with Ryan Neil in Jan 13.


Japanese Yew looking very happy after repotting, carving and wiring in 2013

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Post  cakiemcangio on Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:03 am

I like your trees, especially hinoki. I have a one too. But it very small.  Very Happy 
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