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John's potty pines

Post  Jeremy on Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:28 pm

Hi,
John H. had three pines to repot today at Dragon's Wedneday workshop.
First a scots pine.





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black pine

Post  Jeremy on Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:33 pm

John repots his black pine.




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White pine

Post  Jeremy on Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:41 pm

... and finally John's white pine.





Four of John's pines.


I potted my hawtorn into a Peter Krebs pot.


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John's potty Pines

Post  Guest on Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:03 pm

A great bunch of pines John's got there. You got a close up of your Hawthorn? Love the pot but would it look better in something slightly deeper maybe?

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Post  chris on Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:07 pm

Hi Will,
The pot for this Hawthorn is a longer running saga than Eastenders,Jerry will no doubt fill in the rest of the story
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Post  Guest on Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:13 pm

Oh dear Chris. Have I opened a can of worms

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Post  chris on Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:23 pm

Hi Will,
Jerry could have gone on holiday with the money he has spent on trying to get the right pot for this tree, I think this one is great but I understand your concerns, the trunk is massive and this has been a problem to balance it within a pot. This is a tree for the future but I dont know what pot it will be in by then???????
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Walter's encouragement.

Post  Jeremy on Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:47 pm

Hi Will,
Yep! Chris hit the nail on the head.
A few years back I even got Walter Pall to call my pot selection for the hawthorn as"hideous." He was right, it was hideous.
This pot I feel works. The tree clearly needs work, now I have found the pot, I'll work on balancing tree and pot.

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Post  Velodog2 on Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:54 pm

Love the trunks on your pines, especially the first two! Sigh - I am getting a little tired of tree envy. I may have to cut back on this site.

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Post  Jeremy on Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:59 pm

will baddeley wrote:You got a close up of your Hawthorn?

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Post  Guest on Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:39 am

I'd love the oportunity to carve this Hawthorn to fit the wonderful pot. Left side careful reduction and Bob's your uncle.

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Post  Jaco Kriek on Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:24 am

Lovely Pines. I assume John is compressing/ levelling the soil here. But what tool is he using?


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Post  Jeremy on Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:44 am

will baddeley wrote:I'd love the oportunity to carve this Hawthorn to fit the wonderful pot. Left side careful reduction and Bob's your uncle.
Hi Will,
I plan to refine / reduce the deadwood once the tree is settled in.

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Post  Jeremy on Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:47 am

Jaco Kriek wrote:Lovely Pines. I assume John is compressing/ levelling the soil here. But what tool is he using?
Hi jaco,
It is an ancient piece of green plastic. John swears by it.

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Post  fiona on Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:38 am

Jeremy wrote: It is an ancient piece of green plastic. John swears by it.
Steeped in Welsh magic and mystery. The trees of the Chosen One who first finds and uses it will become show winners and will be protected by magic from pest, disease, foul fiends, hags, demons, Scots, Scousers and anyone from the Manchester conurbation.

Legend has it that when John found it, he had to slay the dragon that was guarding it which is of course how the group got its name.



I'm away to find out what Himindoors has put in my breakfast coffee!

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potty pines

Post  alex e on Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:16 am

I would cut doon on the Irn Bru Fiona or at least dont
mix it with the mecdication No No lol!

drunken Alex

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Post  Jeremy on Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:18 am

fiona wrote:
Jeremy wrote: It is an ancient piece of green plastic. John swears by it.
Steeped in Welsh magic and mystery. The trees of the Chosen One who first finds and uses it will become show winners and will be protected by magic from pest, disease, foul fiends, hags, demons, Scots, Scousers and anyone from the Manchester conurbation.
Legend has it that when John found it, he had to slay the dragon that was guarding it which is of course how the group got its name.
I'm away to find out what Himindoors has put in my breakfast coffee!
Hi Fiona,
Really.... Thank you. I bow to your superior knowledge of the occult and all things magic, (you forgot mcGuffins).
I thought it was just an old piece of plastic John found in his kids play box years ago.
The legend grows.

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Post  Jeremy on Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:41 am

John has just called me.

Fiona you are right, except for one small detail.
It was not a welsh dragon, but a mean and fierce Jack Russel.

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Post  fiona on Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:55 am

Jeremy wrote: Hi Fiona, Really.... Thank you. I bow to your superior knowledge of the occult and all things magic, (you forgot mcGuffins). I thought it was just an old piece of plastic John found in his kids play box years ago.
Ah yes, McGuffin - the legendary dragon king whose name translates as Son of the Wind - for twas he who planted the magic scale in the enchanted toybox which grew to be 'r hud gwyrdd plastic beth* and was later to be wrestled valiantly from the grip of the fearsome Jack Russell (called for some unaccountable reason - Selina) by John the Pine - Knight of Carmarthenshire (and several days of Ammanford.)


All of which is a short way of saying: John, your pines are quite stunning and any or all of them would be very welcome additions to my display benches. I look forward to seeing them next time I'm down in Dragonland. (which, be warned, may be sooner than you think!! )



* or summat like that. There must be a much more romantic Welsh word for plastic. Altho come to think of it, the Scottish Gaelic for plastic is also... erm... plastic.



alex e wrote:I would cut doon on the Irn Bru Fiona or at least dont mix it with the medication
Fear not, young sir, I shall book me fifthwith for a gentle afternoon of windmill tilting at the new local facility - the Betty Ford Priory.



I should stop reading Terry Pratchett shouldn't I?


The legend grows.


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Post  bobby little on Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:00 am

fiona wrote:
Jeremy wrote: Hi Fiona, Really.... Thank you. I bow to your superior knowledge of the occult and all things magic, (you forgot mcGuffins). I thought it was just an old piece of plastic John found in his kids play box years ago.
Ah yes, McGuffin - the legendary dragon king whose name translates as Son of the Wind - for twas he who planted the magic scale in the enchanted toybox which grew to be 'r hud gwyrdd plastic beth* and was later to be wrestled valiantly from the grip of the fearsome Jack Russell (called for some unaccountable reason - Selina) by John the Pine - Knight of Carmarthenshire (and several days of Ammanford.)


All of which is a short way of saying: John, your pines are quite stunning and any or all of them would be very welcome additions to my display benches. I look forward to seeing them next time I'm down in Dragonland. (which, be warned, may be sooner than you think!! )



* or summat like that. There must be a much more romantic Welsh word for plastic. Altho come to think of it, the Scottish Gaelic for plastic is also... erm... plastic.



alex e wrote:I would cut doon on the Irn Bru Fiona or at least dont mix it with the medication
Fear not, young sir, I shall book me fifthwith for a gentle afternoon of windmill tilting at the new local facility - the Betty Ford Priory.



I should stop reading Terry Practhett shouldn't I?


The legend grows.

nope. his newest is an interestingt read don't you think?

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Post  fiona on Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:11 am

Ah, Sir Littlebob of the coven tree! I salute thee sah, preferably with four bottles of Ardbeg and a tottie scone.


Right. It's time I went to work. Perhaps by the time I return, the fumes from the spray painting of wee aireyplanes that is being conducted upstairs will have abated.

Oh come, Creative Muses, let us hie us to the Loch of Winnoch to paint a few fences, clear a wetland and be generally nice to the bird-watching public. No, Tony, not that kind of bird.

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