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Post  F. Waheedy on Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:19 pm

Hi all,

just wanted to show some of my trees I re potted over the weekend. For some, it's the first time in a proper bonsai pot and they do need some work done.

I'd much appreciate your valuable comments.

Regards,

Faisal

SCARLET HAWTHORN







HORNBEAM





ANOTHER HORNBEAM









SILVER BIRCH









ANOTHER SCARLET HAWTHORN









HAWTHORN - FEATURED IN ONE OF PETER CHAN'S BOOKS





ENGLISH ELM



SLANTING HAWTHORN





JAPANESE QUINCE


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Post  littleart-fx on Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:47 pm

Lovely trees and lots of work!
grtzz m

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Post  F. Waheedy on Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:53 pm

Thanks M. Have loads more to do:-)

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Post  FrankP999 on Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:06 am

Very nice

How long did you have these in the growing containers?

Frank

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Post  Guest on Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:41 am

Who's been a busy boy then!!? Some great potential, all of them. The first Scarlet needs some carving at the top. Looks like someone has had a go already, but some sensitive reduction on the middle to top left is needed.
The Hornbean will benefit with the removal of the leaves to see the structure.
The Korean Hornbeam has great promise. Good nebari, good taperand branch structure. Maybe some carving to make past branch removal a bit more believable.
Birch are notoriously difficult. They have problems with infection and the ability to compartmentalise damage. The canopy looks a little large for the trunk maybe?
This Scarlet looks very old. Is the top dead? I like this but need to see some other views.
Peter Chan's Hawthorn looks quite raw. Good trunk, but the top is lacking development for an older tree.
If I'm not mistaken, the English Elm is Chinese.
Another good Hawthorn but the wired down leader does'nt fit with the rest of the tree.
And a good start with the Quince, full of character.
Would love to see your collection some day

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Post  Rob Kempinski on Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:50 am

I can relate to all the repotting. I do mine however in January although I had to do some emergency repots due to broken pots from a recent storm.

You have some nice material there.

I like the birch but with that wide canopy I would have placed it in a wider shallower pot.
It seems you are opting for real small pots. A rule of thumb I like to follow is the pot should be as tall as the trunk is thick and its width should be about 60% of either the tree's height or width, whichever is greater.

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Post  Pavel Slovák on Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:12 am

Hi Faisal.

Good work, very interesting trees. In the future, stay tuned. I admire who are still issued on a journey with Birch. ThumbsUp

Pavel

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Post  Tom on Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:57 am

Interesting pot for the first hawthorn - was that custom made for it? I think it works very well with the trunk texture and root shape. Gives the impression of a tree growing next to a tumble-down wall in a field, or by a crumbling river bank.

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Post  F. Waheedy on Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:41 pm

Hi Will, Much appreciate your comments.

First scarlet was at BURRS 2009. Tony did initial carving and styling but has a long way to go.
Korean Hornbeam but a bit slow last year guess due to poor drainage. Definitely needs improving but it's one of my favorite and oldest trees.
Birch is very old and has been re potted after 9 years. The canopy needs to be shortened. Hope to work on it this year.
Yes, the other scarlet is very old. I have 4 of those and they're all very old and top dead. but they're all very healthy flower every year.
Peter Chan's Hawthorn needs improving as well. Hopefully this year and years to follow.
Elm, not sure if English or Chinese, looks stunning in full leaf. quite like the pot as well.
I've had this quince since years and looks great with flowers.

You're most welcome to see my collection whenever you're in London. I'm planning to reduce my collection this year. Too many trees need lots of work and looking after.

Regards,

Faisal

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Post  F. Waheedy on Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:43 pm

FrankP999 wrote:Very nice

How long did you have these in the growing containers?

Frank

Hi Frank,

Last 2 years they were in the containers. Still have a few more to transfer this year.

Will keep updated.

Cheers,

Faisal

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Post  F. Waheedy on Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:46 pm

Hey Rob,

Thanks for your comment. Much appreciated.
The birch canopy needs reducing. Hopefully this year.
I've followed the same rule for most pots but like I said, most trees need doing some work.

Once done, they'll look better.

Regards,

Faisal

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Post  F. Waheedy on Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:47 pm

Hi Pavel,

Many thanks for your comment. Been waiting to hear from you.
Will update you on the birch later this year.

Regards,

Faisal

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Post  F. Waheedy on Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:48 pm

Thanks Tom. Glad you like the pot. The pots were all custom made by Victor Harris of Erin Bonsai.

Cheers,

Faisal

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Post  Jacos on Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:21 pm

Very nice trees Faisal.
My favorite is the silver birch.
I agree with Rob it needs a wider and shallow pot.
I like the light dancing canope, please do not cut it back to much!
Do you have older pictures of the birch, I would like to see it's history.

Krgds,

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Post  cjcosta on Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:11 pm

Nice trees Faisal.

Keep the nice work.

Best Regards,

Carlos

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Post  F. Waheedy on Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:17 pm

Hi there Jacos,

I agree with you and Rob. Thats just a temporary pot I've got there. It's definitely going into a shallower pot. and a bit bigger as well. Unfortunately, I haven't got any more pictures of the tree. But now all my trees are well documented.

Thanks for your comment.

Regds,

Faisal

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Post  Smithy on Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:18 pm

You have a really nice collection going on there. I especially liked the first hornbeam. it had the image of the trees we have here.

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Post  F. Waheedy on Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:22 pm

Thanks Smithy. I think you should try to talk to the old lady once. Trust me, theres no harm in trying.

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Post  F. Waheedy on Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:23 pm

Hey Carlos,

Long time buddy. How are you keeping? Glad you like the trees.
You coming to BURRS this year?
Hope to see you thn.

Regds,

Faisal

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