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Post  F. Waheedy on Wed Dec 30, 2009 6:57 pm

Hello all,

Ever since I saw Tony's big Escallonia, I wanted to have one. Nowhere near to Tony's but I managed to get one. Not sure how promising it is. Would like your experienced views and comments please. I'd much appreciate if you could help me with possible styles please.

Wish you all a VERY HAPPY & PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR.

Many Thanks,

Faisal Waheedy

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Post  Ian Warhurst on Wed Dec 30, 2009 7:04 pm

Hi Faisal, great piece of material you have there. 1st things 1st, the deadwood needs work, then you can start to think about wiring it. I find wiring and shaping best done during the growing period when you can allow the tree to dry out a bit to make it a bit more flexible, they are quite brittle.

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Post  F. Waheedy on Wed Dec 30, 2009 7:25 pm

Many thanks Ian. I'll bear that in mind.

Regards,

Faisal

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Post  Guest on Wed Dec 30, 2009 7:37 pm

Picture 5 is the front for me, Faisal. I agree with Ian about the deadwood needing refinement, before you go any further. Whats with the trend for eggs at the moment? Easters ages away Confused

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Post  F. Waheedy on Wed Dec 30, 2009 7:43 pm

Hi Will,

Thanks for your response. Thats exactly what Harry Harrington suggested yesterday. Picture 5 as front. I do need to refine the deadwood.
I'll probably wait until Mid February before I do any carving or wiring. As for eggs, I couldn't fit a can of coke so I used an egg. Smile

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Faisal

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Post  Ian Warhurst on Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:15 pm

There`s no need to wait to carve the deadwood you can do it now, it`s dead it won`t affect the health of the tree.

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Post  Pavel Slovák on Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:49 pm

Hi Faisal Waheedy.

I tried just a simple virtual. Smile

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Post  F. Waheedy on Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:19 pm

Hi Pavel,

Thats a lovely virtual. I quite like it. Thank you so much.

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Faisal

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Post  yamadoriman on Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:35 pm

Pavel Slovák wrote:Hi Faisal Waheedy.

I tried just a simple virtual. Smile

I have just saved the same "Front" to do a virtual.
Good work Pavel. Very Happy

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Post  F. Waheedy on Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:44 pm

Hi Yamadoriman,

Thanks so much. Look forward to your virtual.

btw, Welcome to IBC. I see you're new here.

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Faisal

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Re: Help style my Escallonia please?

Post  Tony on Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:45 pm

Hi Faisal... suddenly everyone wants an Escallonia Shocked

You have a very nice one that's for sure, Ian is spot on with his assessment, but do not rush into the carving! Many fine pieces of material have been set back years by shitty work. If you have only just got the tree, do no work on it until the spring... study the tree... study OTHER Escallonias then venture forth.

Pavels virtual is a nice solution, I am sure there are many others to... Wanna come up and work on the tree at my place in the spring?

How is the Yew?

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Post  yamadoriman on Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:54 pm

F. Waheedy wrote:Hi Yamadoriman,

Thanks so much. Look forward to your virtual.

btw, Welcome to IBC. I see you're new here.

Regards,

Faisal
Unfortunatley, i am not computer savy so , take "Pavel's" as the virtual i would have done.
This front shows so much interest with just a hint of "shari". So much more subtle.The foliage is about right as well. Smile

I will get my head around the picture issue. Sad

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Post  F. Waheedy on Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:59 pm

Hi Tony,

Nice of you to comment. I've only got the tree cpl of weeks ago. so yes, I am going to wait until spring time. and study a few masterpieces before i do anything.
I'd love to work on the tree with you. Maybe a cpl of trees?

Yew is doing great. can't wait to see it in a bonsai pot with all the deadwood lime sulphered. Another year before it happens. Still have that multi trunk yew on my mind. Maybe when im there in spring. Will see.

Happy New year to you too Tony.

Regds,

Faisal

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Post  Guest on Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:39 am

Would love to see some pics of your Yew from BURRS, any chance?

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Post  F. Waheedy on Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:55 am

Course Will. Its only a material tree I bought off Tony when I was there. It's a beautiful yew with loads so deadwood. Will post some pics tomorrow.

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Post  Jeremy on Thu Dec 31, 2009 9:19 am

Hi Faisal,
I HAD MY EYE ON THAT LITTLE STUNNER AS WELL.
I will have to settle for my bigger stunner I got from Tony at Burrs. Cool

like Will, I would love to see it again.

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Post  Ian Warhurst on Thu Dec 31, 2009 11:23 am

Sorry Faisal, I just assumed you had, had the tree for quite a while, Tony is spot on live with it first make sure you get the carving right.

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Post  Stone Monkey on Thu Dec 31, 2009 3:43 pm

Hi Faisal

Great little big tree you have there. I am sure with some guidance on the deadwood will be the making of the tree Very Happy Look forward to seeing the progression of this one Very Happy

All the best and Happy New Year

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Post  F. Waheedy on Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:47 pm

Hi Will & Jeremy,

Heres the Yew from Tony. It's a beautiful lil tree and as per Tony, around 200 years old.

Thanks Ian and Andy for your nice comments.

Regds,

Faisal

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Post  Guest on Fri Jan 01, 2010 8:46 am

Very good indeed Faisal. Very good indeed Very Happy

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Post  Cees on Fri Jan 01, 2010 9:09 am

I really like this one.
If in the right hands it will make a wonderful tree.
I like to see it again bud take it easy.
Maybe its better to make a new tread for this one.


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Post  fiona on Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:12 am

F. Waheedy wrote: It's a beautiful lil tree and as per Tony, around 200 years old.
And he told us he was only in his early 50s too!

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Re: Help style my Escallonia please?

Post  F. Waheedy on Fri Jan 01, 2010 12:03 pm

Thank you Will and Cees.

Nice one Fiona. Next time I'm with I'll ask him for the real age. Very Happy

Happy New Year to you.

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Faisal

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Post  Guest on Fri Jan 01, 2010 3:59 pm

I take it this Yew needs more time to establish before you start to work it? Have you any idea what you want from this Lovely tree? Very Happy

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Post  Tony on Fri Jan 01, 2010 4:23 pm

will baddeley wrote:I take it this Yew needs more time to establish before you start to work it? Have you any idea what you want from this Lovely tree? Very Happy

Hi Will, Faisal must keep this tree for AT LEAST another two years in this pot before he considers any work.... Sorry Faisal but this tree is WAY OLDER than me and needs lots of TLC before you attempt any re-potting or work. Time taken now will reap huge benefits in the future.

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