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Post  kevin stoeveken on Wed May 21, 2014 1:11 am

FROM HENCE FORTH I SHALL BE REFERRED TO AS:

"KING OF THE SPEKBOOMS"

AND THERE SHALL BE NO KINGS BEFORE ME !!!
SO IT IS WRITTEN AND SO IT SHALL BE DONE !!!

BWAH-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA  Twisted Evil 

parent tree as a baby:



and after only 2 years:
(i know the pot is too big for now)



AND NOW I HAVE CUTTINGS !!!

DO YOU HEAR ME ?
CUTTINGS I SAY... CUTTINGS !!!









NONE SHALL DENY ME MY RIGHTFUL THRONE !!!  king 



sorrry.... got carried away...
these spekbooms are so fun that i just cant contain myself  lol!  Wink

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Post  Andre Beaurain on Wed May 21, 2014 8:34 am

beer city snake wrote:







O No, Not you too!... another bondage person or King beer snake city person!  


Hail King of the Spekbooms.

It should be King of the Spekboom.  
There is no such word as booms.  Boom (tree) is singular and plural, in the word Spekboom.....isnt Afrikaans easy! and of course some Afrikaners like me too..very easy! Very very easy. hihihihihihihi

I love your little broom Spekboom in the green pot.  Stunning indeed.  Hail Hail Hail!

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Spekboom

Post  yosemite on Wed May 21, 2014 12:28 pm

I thought that it should perhaps be called a SPEKBOOMPIE.

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Wed May 21, 2014 12:38 pm

andre !
thanks for the language lesson as i prefer to refer to a tree by its native name...
and thats why the INTERNATIONAL forum rules, ok !!!

the parent tree is only about 5-6 inches (13-16cm ?) tall...

on the one in the red pot, that thicker green garden tie wire is used to avoid scarring, but i was thinking of trying aluminum and see how that goes as the green stuff doesnt have a strong enough hold for a cascade i'm working on...

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Post  Andre Beaurain on Wed May 21, 2014 2:05 pm

yosemite wrote:I thought that it should perhaps be called a SPEKBOOMPIE.

hihihihihihi.. Slim


I was just pulling your leg, beer city snake. You are welcome to use any which wire you please my friend.

I also like using the local name for a plant, like its the primal name, before latin.


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Post  kevin stoeveken on Wed May 21, 2014 6:25 pm

Andre Beaurain wrote: I also like using the local name for a plant,  like its the primal name, before latin.

amen brother !

btw - check your PMs

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Post  Leo Schordje on Wed May 21, 2014 8:19 pm

Kevin (Beer City Snake) and Andre - both you guys are nuts, LOL, in a good way.

Kevin I really like this one, nicely done. If you are looking for a place to go with the cuttings, remember the Mahone Middle School Bonsai Club has a group of about 8 to 12 youngsters learning bonsai. Contact Jean S. (their teacher moderator) if you'd like to donate extra cuttings to them. School session is wrapping up for this year, but late August early Sept, Jean will be glad to get donations, especially in multiples of 10, so there are no fights between the kids over who gets one.




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Post  kevin stoeveken on Wed May 21, 2014 8:33 pm

thanks leo !
gotta get him outta that pot and reduce the leaves more...

and good thinking about the mahone club... some of these would be perfect for kids !

btw - i sent andre a PM...
i think we need an Arbor Arts Collective, South Africa Chapter  Cool 

see ya saturday at Da Chopper's house.

kevin

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Post  Marco Giai-Coletti on Tue May 27, 2014 8:12 pm

I love them all! One of my favourite trees!

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Tue May 27, 2014 11:49 pm

thanks marco !
another south african, eh ?
so cool to hear from folks that are LITERALLY ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE PLANET !!!   sunny 

this whole interwebby thing is kinda awesome...  Wink 

and yeah these are some of my favs for various reasons...

they make great lil trees for children to learn and grow with,  
due to their fast growing nature and childrens natural sense of patience (NOT  Razz )...

also good, easy to care for, gifts for the bonsai curious,,,
and for beginners, they are great to "play with"  bounce

(theres a guy on youtube with some absolutely spectacular old specimens)

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Thu Jan 01, 2015 10:05 pm

beer city snake wrote:


just did a little pruning on the above lil guy and thought i would share his progress over the past 7 months










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Post  Precarious on Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:16 am

I became a little frustrated with how slow my spekboom was growing. Now I have the big one that was rescued. Want to speed up the growth. Mine didn't seem to grow well even when planted in the same soil as my jades. Would you mind, oh gracious KOS tongue , sharing with lesser souls your soil recipe?

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Post  leatherback on Fri Jan 02, 2015 7:07 am

Andre Beaurain wrote:
It should be King of the Spekboom.  
There is no such word as booms.  Boom (tree) is singular and plural, in the word Spekboom.....isnt Afrikaans easy! and of course some Afrikaners like me too..very easy! Very very easy.

Sigh.. you South Africaans have let Dutch deteriorate too much. Of course not. Boom is singulare. Bomen is Plural. So.. King of the Spekbomen. Or better.. Koning van de Spekbomen, if we are proclaiming his rights in Afrikaans.

All joking aside.. These actually did come out nice. Not often that you see these as true tree-look-alikes


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Post  Marco Giai-Coletti on Fri Jan 02, 2015 7:28 am

Spekboome is the plural in Afrikaans

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Fri Jan 02, 2015 7:46 pm

leatherback wrote:
Andre Beaurain wrote:
It should be King of the Spekboom.  
There is no such word as booms.  Boom (tree) is singular and plural, in the word Spekboom.....isnt Afrikaans easy! and of course some Afrikaners like me too..very easy! Very very easy.

Sigh.. you South Africaans have let Dutch deteriorate too much. Of course not. Boom is singulare. Bomen is Plural. So.. King of the Spekbomen. Or better.. Koning van de Spekbomen, if we are proclaiming his rights in Afrikaans.

All joking aside.. These actually did come out nice. Not often that you see these as true tree-look-alikes

thank you o' back of leather !
and marco, considering that i am of nordic descent, i think i like the sound of "Koning van de Spekbomen"  better king

david - i use diatamceous earth, chicken grit, composted pine bark and maybe some pumice if i have some around...
i dont really measure, but sort of eye-ball it with some things getting a bit more of something and some a bit less...
i'm pretty sure these are pretty close enough to equal parts...

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Post  Precarious on Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:46 pm

Thanks, Kev. Maybe too much pine bark is the issue for me (50%).

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Post  Andre Beaurain on Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:51 am

Marco Giai-Coletti wrote:Spekboome is the plural in Afrikaans

Jy bedoel Spekbome. Wink

There is no such thing as Spekbome veld. (Maybe in Dutch) Its stays Spekboom Veld. Singular and plural..... geez people, this wasnt a question to begin with. Rolling Eyes

Why dont we use the English translation. Elephant bush...o god.... then..... is it Elephant bushes veld, or is it Elephant bush veld... or maybe

Elephants's Bushes velde.

hi hihih hihihi

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Wed Jan 07, 2015 12:55 pm

Andre Beaurain wrote:Why dont we use the English translation.  Elephant bush...o god.... then..... is it Elephant bushes veld, or is it Elephant bush veld...  or maybe

Elephants's Bushes velde.  

hi hihih hihihi  

Love and Light

oh man andre... that sounds tooooo much like the pachyderm mons pubis Razz elephant

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Post  Marco Giai-Coletti on Wed Jan 07, 2015 2:17 pm

Trust the rooinek to get the spelling wrong! Spekbome indeed!

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Post  Precarious on Wed Jan 07, 2015 3:02 pm

How about mini-jade veld hahahahaha jk

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