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Autumn is here lets get styling

Post  bigsteve on Sun Nov 01, 2009 4:52 pm

hello folks
this is my English Hornbeam
it measures 20" tall and is in a Walsall studio ceramics yellow oval pot the base is about 5 and a half inches wide
the tree was collected from a hedgerow being dug up.
I chose this tree because of the nebari and the taper i could get from cutting away some branches.
80% of the structure has been grown since collection.
the tree has two growth spurts each year but the autumn colour is usually poor so i pulled them off
and shaped a few branches.
It was a nice day so i went into the garden and took the photo just as i was finishing the wiring
if the weather is good next week i will be doing the same to a scots pine.
enjoy
steve
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Post  Kev Bailey on Sun Nov 01, 2009 5:14 pm

Looking good Steve. How long since collection, initial styling?

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Post  bigsteve on Sun Nov 01, 2009 5:22 pm

Kev Bailey wrote:Looking good Steve. How long since collection, initial styling?
thanks
it was 2 years in a box with rough cut/styling
then 5 years in a pot. i took too much off the top at first so it took longer than expected to get this far
feed it from leaf opening fully until leaves frizzle up which was about 4 weeks ago.
all of the cuts are almost covered over now
its as tough as old boots and gets no deseases, (fingers crossed)

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Post  Kev Bailey on Sun Nov 01, 2009 5:30 pm

I thought so. Mine are older but have even larger scars as they were bigger trees when collected. A few more years for mine then. Neutral

I've ground layered one of them, about five years ago, to improve bad nebari. In 100 years it will be a stunner!

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Post  bigsteve on Sun Nov 01, 2009 5:34 pm

Kev Bailey wrote:I thought so. Mine are older but have even larger scars as they were bigger trees when collected. A few more years for mine then. Neutral

I've ground layered one of them, about five years ago, to improve bad nebari. In 100 years it will be a stunner!
you will have to post them now so we can all see them thay sound great.
this tree in 49 years old it was planted out as 2 year old seedlings is spring 1962

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Post  Kev Bailey on Sun Nov 01, 2009 5:47 pm

I'll put them up in a seperate thread Steve, so's not to hijack yours.

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Post  bigsteve on Sun Nov 01, 2009 6:12 pm

Kev Bailey wrote:I'll put them up in a seperate thread Steve, so's not to hijack yours.
ok thanks
i have a very large hornbeam too with a largs scar that will take a long time to heal over, when the sun comes out i will post a picture of that too
steve

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Post  Seth Ellwood on Sun Nov 01, 2009 7:31 pm

Great yamadori thanks for sharing .I will also be collecting only carpinus caroliniana this year.

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Post  bigsteve on Sun Nov 01, 2009 7:45 pm

Seth Ellwood wrote:Great yamadori thanks for sharing .I will also be collecting only carpinus caroliniana this year.
good luck seth
mine came up really easy as the roots ran along soil with solid clay underneath

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Post  Guest on Mon Nov 02, 2009 12:51 am

Lovely Hornbeam Steve. You see so many with very large straight roots, the nebari on this one is brill.

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Post  bigsteve on Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:25 pm

will baddeley wrote:Lovely Hornbeam Steve. You see so many with very large straight roots, the nebari on this one is brill.
thanks will
its precisely that reason i got it.
although since then i have sourced 3 more growing near me with just as good nebari

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Post  Dustin Mann on Tue Nov 03, 2009 2:31 am

Steve; Teriffic detailing you are doing with sub-branch movement. Keep on it(pinching)

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