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Post  Tony on Thu Oct 15, 2009 2:47 pm

Hi Fi.

No bad trees for a Bridie eater.

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Post  fiona on Thu Oct 15, 2009 3:00 pm

Yes, but remember I know the answer to the eternal question "Who ate all the pies?" Wink

And if you're going down that lovely baker's shop round the corner from you, can you get me twa plenn anes an an ingin ane an aa.

But to get back on to a bonsai track, thanks for the compliments. The two smaller trees are my own creations from nursery plants, inspired to quite an extent by Morten's wonderful shohin book. Thanks for the inspiration, Morten.

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Post  Gæst on Fri Oct 16, 2009 6:20 am

Thank you Fiona.
I am happy the book is usefull. Very Happy
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Post  Yura Blazhenkin on Fri Oct 16, 2009 8:51 am

At me on a balcony such a miracle in number of 29 pieces on 10 sm to an apple-tree.


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Post  Kev Bailey on Fri Oct 16, 2009 4:34 pm

Absolute stunners from all of you. Thanks for the lovely pics.

YuraBl, now that you have photographed your excellent little crab apple, I would remove most of the fruit soon. Dan Barton lost the amazing crab apple that featured in his book after he left all the fruit on. His was a larger tree than yours too.

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Post  Gæst on Fri Oct 16, 2009 5:27 pm

Kev Bailey wrote:Absolute stunners from all of you. Thanks for the lovely pics.

YuraBl, now that you have photographed your excellent little crab apple, I would remove most of the fruit soon. Dan Barton lost the amazing crab apple that featured in his book after he left all the fruit on. His was a larger tree than yours too.


Nice crab apple indeed. I prefer fewer fruits too, of aesthetic reasons but also because the tree suffers from using a lot of energy developing many fruits.

Below an Acer palmatum, Japanese maple Shohin, photographed today in very wet autumn weather.

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Height: 14 cm / 5,5 inches. Pot: Bikoh, Japan.


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Post  nguyen75 on Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:46 pm

Very Happy zelkova this fall 25" tall



and last years


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Re: Autumn colour, Fall color

Post  Roger Snipes on Tue Oct 20, 2009 1:14 am

Not much fall color around here, we just had three nights of record cold last week, it dropped down to 20 deg. F each night. Most of the leaves got freeze dried on the trees before having a chance to color up.

This is a dwarf euonymus that was just starting to turn before the big freeze.


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Post  Nik Rozman on Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:53 pm

Hi, this is my 'arakawa' japaneese maple starting to turn red - it will get reder, belive me. Razz


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Florida Fall

Post  dorothy7774 on Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:26 pm

Florida fall colors fell through for this Cinese elm..

I could not resist working on this Chinese Elm about 10 days ago. As a result it is budding out.. The tree is
strong enough to skip this year's semi dormancy. Usually I would prune back later in the year and plug the
remaining leaves during the month of December.

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Post  Kev Bailey on Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:10 pm

I can understand the need to work on it Dorothy! It looks great after the haircut.

Mine are well asleep and expecting frosts soon.

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Post  JimLewis on Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:31 pm

Another crape myrtle.





And a Korean hornbeam.


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Post  Guest on Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:15 pm

Like the Crape Myrtle Jim. Are they hardy?

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Post  JimLewis on Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:14 pm

Thanks.

They'll survive, but won't be particularly happy at -5 degrees F. USDA zones 7-9. I'm at the edge of zones 7-8 and they are very common yard plants around here. My bonsai have easily survived 8 degree F temps.

I have no knowledge of conditions in your part of the world.

Advantages are lovely flowers in summer (if you grow them large and a bit unkempt), very interesting exfoliatiing bark, and the fall color.

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Post  Ed van der Reek on Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:16 pm

Here a Acer buergerianum from my collection,with yellow and orange leafs on it Very Happy
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Post  fiona on Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:48 pm

will baddeley wrote:Like the Crape Myrtle Jim. Are they hardy?
I have two - a larger one (c.16") and one I'm turning into a Shohin (c.9-10"). I bring both of them into a cold glasshouse from about now until after the frosts have gone. Only other protection is covering with horti fleece on frosty nights. Seems to work fine here.

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Post  JimLewis on Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:40 pm

Here's a small (7 inches) azalea with nice color this fall.


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Post  JimLewis on Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:42 pm

And another crape myrtle - odd camera angle to show the color (see below).




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Post  Guest on Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:13 pm

Thanks for the info Jim and Fiona. Although im pro natives, i'm rather taken with these.

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Post  fiona on Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:35 pm

Eventually, after having turned its colour and dropped its needles in late September/early October in past years, my large larch has decided it is autumn and therefore time to think about winter. Pity the group I have ground planted hasn't done the same as it is still in full needle and quite green. It's as if it knows it's supposed to be getting lifted and taken to Harleyrider next weekend. Oh dear! It mustn't like the thought of becoming a Manc! affraid


Larch as seen with my trademark sizing assistant:


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Post  Seth Ellwood on Sun Nov 01, 2009 12:43 am

Fiona, That's a wonderful example of larix thanks for sharing.Any cones as of yet?

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Post  fiona on Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:08 am

Yeah, actually, I had one tonight: double scoops - one mint chocolate chip, the other vanilla.
Oh sorry, my ice cream longings kicked in there. Happens a lot these days - dunno why!

You meant larch cones!

This tree doesn't have any, and as far as I can remember has not shown any inclination to produce them since I got it four or five years ago. But then again, its ramification is pretty much as I want it so I do keep it trimmed well back every spring, which is what (as far as I understand it) reduces the likelihood of cones forming. Larch experts out there - is this the case?

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Post  gordonb on Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:13 am

fiona wrote:And if you're going down that lovely baker's shop round the corner from you, can you get me twa plenn anes an an ingin ane an aa.

Fiona, I could understand the main part of your grocery order, but could you tell me what
an ingin ane
is ? Ingan?
Unfortunately, no autumn colours, as we're into spring down here!

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Post  fiona on Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:56 am

Oh the banter! I do so love this polyglot bonsai site. Where else would I get an opporchancity like this.

There's a traditional song over here called "Mary, My Scots Bluebell" which is everything tartan-twee and shortbread tinned (i.e. part of a public presentation of Scottishness that is perpetuated mostly for the benefit of tourists) that we all hate. It goes like this:

I love a lassie, a bonnie bonnie lassie,
She's as pure as the lily in the dell,
She's as sweet as the heather,
The bonnie purple heather,
Mary, my Scots bluebell.

Ghastly.

Of course, the real Scots adapted it into something more humorous (and therefore capturing the true essence of the Scot much more effectively). It features the well-known British supermarket chain known an The Co. short for Co-Operative - possibly one of the first "ethical" shop systems in the world. A note on pronunciation here - most of us would say coh-op but in west of Scotlandese it is simply pronounced Cope. I tell you this because otherwise you will not get the bowdlerised version of the song to scan. It goes like this:

I love a sausage, a co-operative sausage,
You can tell it's co-operative by its smell.
When ye fry it wi' an ingin,
You'll hear the ingin singin'
Mary, ma Scots bluebell.

I love a biscuit, a co-operative biscuit,
Ye can tell it's co-operative by its smell.
When ye spread it wi' some syrup,
Ye'll hear the syrup chirrup
Mary, ma Scots bluebell.

A love a pancake, a co-operative pancake,
Ye can tell it's co-operative by its smell.
When ye spread it wi' some bu'er,
You can hear the bu'er mu'er
Mary, ma Scots bluebell.

(Note, the glottal stop in both butter and mutter there.)

So there you are - a typical lazy (i.e. long-winded) Sunday way of telling you that an ingin is of course an onion.

Well you did ask.

Now, your homework. To see exactly what's meant by tartan-twee (or simply if you want a really good laugh) google Fran and Anna

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Post  fiona on Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:10 am

Meanwhile, back at the larch cones question: is it the case that regular trimming of branches will reduce the likelihood of cones?

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