First slab planting.

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First slab planting.

Post  Smithy on Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:13 pm

This is my first go at planting on a slat slab. The elm was a £6 one from homebase which was a bit of a mess when i got it . The base of the tree is flat with a couple of roots coming from the one side so no nebari . I need to find some moss to put on the muck but I'll have to wait for the snow to go.

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Post  Fuzzy on Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:28 pm

I bet that elm looked nothing like the way it does now when you first bought it………nicely done! Smile

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Post  Smithy on Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:54 am

Thanks Fuzzy. yes it was quite a state when i got it. Its not the best now but looks alot better now planted up like this.

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Post  Guest on Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:00 am

I love what you've done with this tree too Very Happy Is the rock some kind of clinker?

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Post  Smithy on Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:48 pm

Thanks Will. Yes i think it is , i found it in some ones garden.

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Post  Smithy on Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:05 pm

Here is this one finished
I have enjoyed putting this together,trying out something new.



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Post  F. Waheedy on Sun Jan 17, 2010 9:00 pm

Outstanding tree Smithy. Love the overall composition. Beautiful rock.
You don't always need to spend £££s to achieve amazing results.

Great job.

Regds,

Faisal

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Post  Storm on Sun Jan 17, 2010 9:09 pm

I really like this one. Its kinda simple, but then again, not. There is something with the way the rock also compliments the tree. Kinda fills the gap beneath it. I dont have much "knowledge" about what makes a good bonsai, but to me this is one.
On a side note, the rock can in a way look like little dog sleeping. (Although, it must be huge since it is a big tree)

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Post  Smithy on Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:53 pm

Thanks very much for your comments Faisal and Storm.

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4u

Post  greenyourworld on Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:07 am

nice one love to see this bonsai

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Post  NeilDellinger on Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:57 am

Looks really good, especially for the amount of money spent.

Two constructive points to make as you develop the tree: 1) Need to try and develop a couple of surface roots to improve the stability 2) a back branch would be great as it would fill some of the negative space along the right of the trunk.

Thanks for sharing.

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Post  Smithy on Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:09 pm

R.I.P

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Post  Guest on Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:27 pm

Sorry to hear that Smithy. Any idea what happened?

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Post  Smithy on Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:09 pm

It didn't get through last winter.

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Post  Guest on Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:17 pm

First casualty of this freezing winter. sorry for your tree Smithy.

regards,
jun Sad

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Post  Smithy on Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:07 am

Hi Jun ,
This was last winter , lost a few trees last year , not sure if there are any casualties this year.

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Post  Guest on Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:09 am

Smithy wrote:Hi Jun ,
This was last winter , lost a few trees last year , not sure if there are any casualties this year.

I hope none. sunny

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Post  stephen clarke on Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:58 pm

Hi smithy,sorry you lost such a great display,i would be heart broken, but i suppose it would urge me on at least you proved to yourself (and us)that you can produce a eye catcher steve

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Post  Smithy on Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:06 pm

Hi Steve,
Always sad when you lose one ,but makes room for some more. It shows you don't have to spend a lot to have a nice display.

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