A sloe - shohin

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A sloe - shohin

Post  Vlad on Tue Nov 29, 2016 3:27 pm

Height: 15 cm as it stands now with the target around 12 cm
Pot: training


Nov 2015





Nov 2016





Plans for 2017?
The little sloe would need a bit more pruning in the early spring next year as I have left the  the new shoots a bit longer now.   Then I should start to think about the direction to move with the dead wood.   But the biggest challenge is covered in the soil.  This is the reason for a pot a bit larger than one would expect.   I have tried to graft roots with zerro success rate.  I am considering an air layer but the reports on the air layering of sloes are quite rare and not very exciting.   We will see... Cool

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Re: A sloe - shohin

Post  kevin stoeveken on Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:29 pm

perhaps cutting "windows" in the bark under/at the soil line and applying some rooting hormone paste and finely grated sphagnum moss would encourage some rooting in the desired area... i have had some success with this method...

regardless, that is going to be a nice little blackthorn !

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Re: A sloe - shohin

Post  AlainK on Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:29 pm

Csescz Vlad,

I really like your way to bonsai.

You're not building "instant bonsai", you're accompanying a tree that is developping.

No excessive dead wood, a taste for elegance vs spectacular carving, a mind for the future: keep on the good work Cool

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Post  Vlad on Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:00 pm

It is definitely an experience  worth trying Kevin.  Thanks a lot.  

Salut Alain,  Thank you for your comment.   I am doing this stuff for a pleasure and not for a living  or to present it on a show.  That makes quite a difference Wink

Bonsai is never finished.  
Journey is the goal.

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Post  AlainK on Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:07 pm

Vlad wrote:
Bonsai is never finished.  
Journey is the goal.

Looks like you're on a good trip Cool

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Re: A sloe - shohin

Post  Rui Marques on Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:59 am

I really like this one. Very good.


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