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Post  Guest on Sat Nov 07, 2009 2:48 pm


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Post  Guest on Sat Nov 07, 2009 8:38 pm

Why can't I stop? I want to go and find some more of these but I have no room. I've had no room for years but every year I get more and more. I've thought to myself " be ruthless Will, sell some!!" I put them to the side and then put them back...... Am I O.C.D or what?

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Post  bigsteve on Sat Nov 07, 2009 8:47 pm

will baddeley wrote:Why can't I stop? I want to go and find some more of these but I have no room. I've had no room for years but every year I get more and more. I've thought to myself " be ruthless Will, sell some!!" I put them to the side and then put them back...... Am I O.C.D or what?
you definately need to sell some Will (hint) hahseriously i know a few bonsai people who have a similar affliction
to my mind what you need to think is - if i enjoy it and i you are progressing the trees and they are not being neglected then why stop!

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Post  Guest on Sat Nov 07, 2009 10:03 pm

Its just, after 12 years, my love of all things bonsai has got stronger and stronger. Not only do I look like Gollum, I am also behaving like him.....My preciousssssss.

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Post  NeilDellinger on Sun Nov 08, 2009 2:03 am

Ha ha! Will, You and I have a similar "problem" You are not OCD. Work hard on staying in denial, its a happier place.

Now, I am not only looking for my bovine friends munching on little trees, but I am looking for the farmer mowing his ditches! New territory must be found ASAP! Precioussssss is calling!

Great raft! I am on the look out now. My spade is in the trunk of my car.

I need to send you pictures of some of the hackberry growing in fence rows here........they lie within the magic collecting zone 25 ft from the road and as such are fair game. Often they are growing around the wire though. This means the fence must be cut.....now something farmers are happy to allow.

Keep going, as long as your happy, sell or dont sell, doesnt matter.
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Post  Guest on Sun Nov 08, 2009 8:15 pm

Neil. Good luck with the Hackberrys, cant wait to see them!! Good to know there are many like minded mentalists out there, just a shame your so far away.

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Post  Dustin Mann on Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:32 am

Will' Just saw your 3 Elms from Jim Lewis's post link. Just fantastic. I was most taken by third one(Slanted with holes,deadwood) That tree should be in Bonsai Focus or masterpiece book. It is at that next level of refinement of tertiary branchlets, continued leaf reduction where difficult to tell species by leaf at a distance(is that a premma?no privet? olive?boxwood?- oh it's an Elm!!) I thank you again Will. Dustin Mann

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Post  Harleyrider on Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:43 pm

I need to send you pictures of some of the hackberry growing in fence rows here........they lie within the magic collecting zone 25 ft from the road and as such are fair game.

Does anyone know if there is a similar 'rule' here in the UK?

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Post  Guest on Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:53 pm

Harleyrider wrote:
I need to send you pictures of some of the hackberry growing in fence rows here........they lie within the magic collecting zone 25 ft from the road and as such are fair game.

Does anyone know if there is a similar 'rule' here in the UK?
No dice I'm afraid. There's many a tree spotted by the side of the road but permission must be sought.
Thanks for the very kind words Dustin.

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Post  Fuzzy on Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:09 pm

Hey Will
I think we have an English Kimura in our midst. Care to share your secret carving technique? I honestly thought that the deadwood was natural……Stunning work.

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Post  Guest on Sat Jan 16, 2010 1:30 am

Hello Fuzzy. There are no secrets to my carving technique, just practice, practice, practice! Study the deadwood in the woods around you. P hotograph, draw and copy. There are a multitude of tools, electric and hand, at your disposal. I will post some more detailed work in the near future. There is also a Yew I recently posted on this forum, the topic was .. changing some carving.

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Post  Peter Adams on Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:29 pm

That English Elm raft reminds me of the trident maple raft I developed over so many years in UK.
This elm has much potential and will make a great native image too. On a sentimental note, its good to see native elm images resurrected as bonsai. Terrific and really good work too.

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Post  Tony on Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:37 pm

Peter Adams wrote:That English Elm raft reminds me of the trident maple raft I developed over so many years in UK.
This elm has much potential and will make a great native image too. On a sentimental note, its good to see native elm images resurrected as bonsai. Terrific and really good work too.

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Hi Peter great to 'see' you here, a lot of the UK members only work on native material. Much inspired by your early teachings.

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Post  Guest on Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:59 pm

Peter Adams wrote:That English Elm raft reminds me of the trident maple raft I developed over so many years in UK.
This elm has much potential and will make a great native image too. On a sentimental note, its good to see native elm images resurrected as bonsai. Terrific and really good work too.

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Thanks Peter, that really means a lot to me. I LOVE English Elms and native trees. As Tony says, it's great to have you posting here. One favour to ask. Any chance you could draw the raft as a future image. Very Happy

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Post  Guest on Thu Apr 29, 2010 11:43 am

Spring photo's taken today. First the semi cascade.

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Post  Guest on Thu Apr 29, 2010 11:47 am

And the carved Elm. I love the fresh green this time of year.

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Post  my nellie on Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:06 pm

Exciting!
The pot complements so very well the carved elm!
Congratulations!

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Post  Mario Stefano on Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:08 pm

will baddeley wrote:And the carved Elm. I love the fresh green this time of year.

Wonderful, I enjoy to watch!

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Post  Jonny D on Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:51 pm

Hi Will,

Your two Emls are looking fatastic, its a great time of year to watch leaves 'unfurl'.

Both of your elms are further on than mine, this leaves are only just starting to come out on mine, are yours overwintered in a green house?

Here's a picture of my English Elm in its naked state:



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Post  Martin S on Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:09 pm

WOW Shocked
Veeeeryyyy nice elms!
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Post  Guest on Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:53 pm

Helo Johny D. Love the ramification on your Elms. Is it all one or separate trees? All my trees live outdoors all year round. It's just been very warm here of late.

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Post  Jonny D on Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:01 am

Hi Will,

All mine are outdoors all year as well, must just be a slight variatioin between the climates in the north and south of the country and local conditions.

My elm is actually a raft, i.e.: all one tree.

If you have Bonsai Europe / Focus issue no. 84 there is a picture of the tree in leaf on exhibt at Newstead 2 in September 06 and you can see the raft section clearly.

They are definatley a fantastic species to work with.

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Post  Guest on Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:18 am

Jonny D wrote:Hi Will,

All mine are outdoors all year as well, must just be a slight variatioin between the climates in the north and south of the country and local conditions.

My elm is actually a raft, i.e.: all one tree.

If you have Bonsai Europe / Focus issue no. 84 there is a picture of the tree in leaf on exhibt at Newstead 2 in September 06 and you can see the raft section clearly.

They are definatley a fantastic species to work with.

Jonny.

One of the best of our native species, in my opinion.

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Post  aRodas on Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:35 am

Incredibles trees, the carved elm is my favorite,how do you treat that wood in deciduous trees? thanks.

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Post  Guest on Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:50 am

aRodas wrote:Incredibles trees, the carved elm is my favorite,how do you treat that wood in deciduous trees? thanks.

Hello aRodas The deadwood is treated yearly with a product called Ronseal wet rot wood hardener. It is a clear spirit based resin. Apply it carefully with a paint brush and because it is spirit based, it will soak quite deeply. When dry, it goes shiny but after a few waterings this dissapears. I also use Teak oil once in a while.

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