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Fat Guy Hawthorn new pot

Post  Tony on Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:33 pm

This fat little Hawthorn was collected in March 1997 and was the subject of a demo “boxing up Yamadori” at Kev’s Club on the day of collecting (remember Kev?) It has featured on forums over the last 12 years and only last year on the ‘New’ IBC.

I purchased a fantastic Pot off John Pitt at the last Burrs event in November with the intention of potting this hawthorn in it… however… it did not look correct. Thankfully Johns pot is destined for my Myrtle (that I also purchased from John)

Here are a few Images from over the years and the tree in its latest Klika Pot that I won in Vienna in 1998.

The tree today..........



A few years after collecting 2002......



In 2003.....



and in 2004...



and in 2009 full of foliage...



The tree is finally looking like a bonsai after 12 years, this has been a slow tree to grow any new foliage, from this point it should mature into a rather nice bonsai I think. bounce

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Re: Fat Guy Hawthorn new pot

Post  Ian Warhurst on Thu Jan 07, 2010 4:42 pm

superb Tony, the texture, colour and shape of the pot suit the tree well, can`t wait to see it in the summer if we get one Very Happy

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Re: Fat Guy Hawthorn new pot

Post  Kev Bailey on Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:02 pm

I remember it well Tony. I'm still waiting for the return of my rubber mallet! Wink

The tree has come on in leaps and bounds in the last couple of years.

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Re: Fat Guy Hawthorn new pot

Post  Tony on Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:03 pm

Kev Bailey wrote:I remember it well Tony. I'm still waiting for the return of my rubber mallet! Wink

The tree has come on in leaps and bounds in the last couple of years.

What ever happened to the Rubber Mallet?

Wow your Avatar has hair... isn't Photoshop brilliant Twisted Evil

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Re: Fat Guy Hawthorn new pot

Post  Nik Rozman on Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:06 pm

I'd say those were 12 years worth waiting. Superb work!

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Re: Fat Guy Hawthorn new pot

Post  Cees on Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:11 pm

Fantastic result, only the tree is definitely standing in the wrong place.
What about my backyard Very Happy

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Fat Guy Hawthorn new pot

Post  Bob Brunt on Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:41 pm

Hi Tony.

I was going to apologise for not having time to help you re pot the Fat Guy on that snowy evening in December. I’m glad we didn’t now. It looks fantastic in that Klicka pot. Hope to see you as soon as the snow clears. I can’t even find my trees the snow is so deep.

2009 was a great Bonsai year thanks your good self.

All the best for 2010.

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Re: Fat Guy Hawthorn new pot

Post  Walter Pall on Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:44 pm

Looks good, like a bonsai. Could have looked like a tree too.


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Re: Fat Guy Hawthorn new pot

Post  Velodog2 on Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:33 pm

Very nice! I love the base and lower third especially. Overall nicely balanced and it will be even better when the first branch gets some more meat on it. Good looking "bonsai"!

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Re: Fat Guy Hawthorn new pot

Post  Harleyrider on Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:50 pm

This is one of my favourite trees in Tony's garden. Last time I was there it was positioned beside the exit. Very tempting, believe me!

Matt and I located something very similar to this on our "between Christmas and New Year" scouting trip/pub lunch. It was decided that Matt should have the honour of collecting it in Spring as I had already walked away from Terry's garden with a beautiful Oak of serious potential, (and not a little weight, I might add!).

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Re: Fat Guy Hawthorn new pot

Post  Tony on Thu Jan 07, 2010 8:25 pm

Harleyrider wrote:Matt and I located something very similar to this on our "between Christmas and New Year" scouting trip/pub lunch.

Hi Steve... the tree that you guys have singled out is about three times fatter than this 'little' Tree.

BTW... the size of the this tree is actually quite small... Including Pot it is less than 14 inches tall. Around the base of the nebari it is 18 inches

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Re: Fat Guy Hawthorn new pot

Post  Harleyrider on Thu Jan 07, 2010 9:12 pm

Ah, but size isn't everything.

Or so my wife keeps telling me. Sad

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Re: Fat Guy Hawthorn new pot

Post  kenduncan on Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:05 pm

Hi Tony,
I love this tree.
The Hawthorns that I find around here tend to all have straight trunks with little interest, but. I will keep looking.
Do they flower well in a pot and put on fruit?
Again, very interesting tree and pleasing tree to me.
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Re: Fat Guy Hawthorn new pot

Post  Guest on Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:55 pm

Right up my street Tony Very Happy ...Looks like a tree too ThumbsUp

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Post  campolina on Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:04 am

This is a real nice work. Without leaves it has the kind of naturalness I’m thinking to try to achieve in my trees even if I have to restart most of them from the beginning.

The first branch was grafted or you just wait for the shot appear on the right position? Or Maybe we can’t see it in the 2002 and 2003 images due position?

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Re: Fat Guy Hawthorn new pot

Post  Tony on Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:25 am

campolina wrote:This is a real nice work. Without leaves it has the kind of naturalness I’m thinking to try to achieve in my trees even if I have to restart most of them from the beginning.

The first branch was grafted or you just wait for the shot appear on the right position? Or Maybe we can’t see it in the 2002 and 2003 images due position?

Hi Will and Campolina (Welcome to IBC)

Styling these lovely Hawthorns demands that they are styled as close to a 'natural' tree as possible, its very hard. This tree has always been worked towards a 'natural' look.

'Random' branches are an integral element, but not so random as to be intrusive.

Campolina, the beauty of Hawthorns is that you can grow a new branch from just about anywhere on the trunk, none of these branches are grafted.

Ken, I have Hawthorns that do flower... usually on mature branches and with trees that are slightly pot bound. This tree has yet to flower... I live in hope.

Here is a VERY early shot of the tree in the box circa 1997... See more Here



I kinda know where Walter is coming from and it was my mistake to say that the tree 'looks like a bonsai' as we have discussed this at length here on IBC. Surely it is a greater achievement to make a tree 'in miniature' which is... I believe what were all strive to do. Rolling Eyes

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Re: Fat Guy Hawthorn new pot

Post  Andrea Trevisan on Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:58 am

Very interesting Hawthorns, quality trees! I like It very much!

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Post  anttal63 on Sun Jan 10, 2010 12:54 am

inspirational tony, thanks for sharing. i'm very keen to get out and collect some this winter. cheers

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Noelanders Trophy XI selection

Post  Tony on Sun Jan 10, 2010 3:15 pm

I have just been informed that the Fat Guy has made the selection for the Noelanders Trophy XI thumbs up This will be the first time that this tree will have been shown outside the UK. Get yourself over to Noelanders Trophy XI say hi to Me and Stone Monkey as we are trading together again Dance

Lots of information about Noelanders Trophy XI CLICK HERE

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Re: Fat Guy Hawthorn new pot

Post  landerloos on Sun Jan 10, 2010 3:33 pm

Good to hear Tony, we will discus the tree on the event (if you have time)

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Post  Nik Rozman on Sun Jan 10, 2010 4:37 pm

Tony wrote:I have just been informed that the Fat Guy has made the selection for the Noelanders Trophy XI thumbs up This will be the first time that this tree will have been shown outside the UK. Get yourself over to Noelanders Trophy XI say hi to Me and Stone Monkey as we are trading together again Dance

Lots of information about Noelanders Trophy XI CLICK HERE

I'll be there. thumbs up

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Re: Fat Guy Hawthorn new pot

Post  Harleyrider on Sun Jan 10, 2010 4:40 pm

Congratulations Tony, and good luck! It'll have to be something special to beat the Fat Guy.

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Post  Tony on Sun Jan 10, 2010 4:54 pm

landerloos wrote:Good to hear Tony, we will discus the tree on the event (if you have time)

I always have time for my fellow terrorist waterboy Twisted Evil

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Re: Fat Guy Hawthorn new pot

Post  littleart-fx on Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:18 pm

in time nature changes everything, thnx tony that u share this.
as a noob i started of collecting everything i could.
Now i resent this behaviour and go in my opinion for some of the better stuff when i can.
The thing is that i was alway's convinced in the time path it would take.....

This tree proves just that,....said wrong sorry u all trees prove that.

i wander off (out in the forrests of machielistic trees) , can do that sometimes sorry.

superb tree!!!!

see ya at noelanders (was talking to the tree again) Sleep

grtzz machiel

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