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My 1st Juniper

Post  marc74 on Thu Jul 24, 2014 6:46 am

Picked up this nice tree from Lee Verhorevoort in UK Kent after its 2 months quarantine from Japan.

Only managed to have half a day in Lee's workshop, busy day and Lee advised I did really need a full day on this tree.  

Tree was thinned out and cleaned up ready for future deadwood bleaching etc
My wiring skills still need some practice but could of been as was rushing and thus lost a couple of small thin branches.

but all in all i think was a good 1st styling.  i have a couple of thin branches left to wire when new thinner wire arrives.

then its a years worth of growth before the next styling

any input for future appreciated.  Thanks




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Re: My 1st Juniper

Post  JimLewis on Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:45 pm

Looks like a good start. Water carefully; they don't want wet feet.

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Post  Neli on Thu Jul 24, 2014 2:54 pm

Looking good and will get there...try to compact the apex...I did not go to see Lee. Somehow I managed to injure my ancle and was just limping in agony in London.

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Post  marc74 on Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:27 pm

yes he said to compact the apex. i had a days workshop booked but had something come up so had to leave mid wiring
felt i rushed myself also

but i will finish the wiring this weekend and hope to get a bit of growth in before winter.
then back to see Lee next year to continue on


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Post  marc74 on Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:10 pm

tiny bit extra wiring last week and looks loads better

recently i have been doing some long shifts and giving a watering every evening.

tonight i have checked and it looked a little droopy and i noticed a couple of dry crispy ends, odd slight yellowing which just crunched away
im now worried that could get worse

now could this be over watering or something else?

we have had a few reasonably hot days followed by large rain downpours and thunder etc recently in UK
i did manage one time to move my trees into shed so not get too much watering


or could it be something else?

suggestions on how to progress with this issue and remedy?


thanks all

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Re: My 1st Juniper

Post  Orion on Sat Sep 06, 2014 6:07 pm

If the soil drains really well, I wouldn't worry about over-watering. I have several junipers large and small and during the summer they can handle water every day with no issue. When you say yellow foliage, do you suspect that it may simply be shedding some of the old? Junipers do this. Would you be able to post some closeups of the foliage in question? This way you'll get much better advice...

Very nice tree, I'm jealous.

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Re: My 1st Juniper

Post  marc74 on Sat Sep 06, 2014 6:21 pm

Hi

My bonsai man has advised that likely wire damaged and bits died off.

My rush wire skills on that day.

Tree is doing ok and do have more growth just will need some good growth in areas that died a bit. The yellowing has stopped

I'll post another pic soon. Can't wait to progress with next year and further work on the dead wood

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