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Post  bobby little on Sun Mar 14, 2010 10:47 am

bought a small cotoneaster last year. repotted it at a slightly different angle, and I still can't see where to go with it in it's existing form. I am considering chopping the trunk in half, below the lowest foliage because there's a nice taper up to that point. I've been advised that this is fatal to pines and conifers. Would it apply here too?

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Post  Kev Bailey on Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:35 pm

If it's healthy, it should sprout even on old wood when chopped back hard.

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Post  bobby little on Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:51 pm

cheers. I'm impatient and impulsive and it was painful trying to contain myself before getting advice

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Post  bobby little on Sun Mar 14, 2010 4:33 pm

done. not got the facilities to post pictures. how long would you anticipate how long it should take before sprouting?

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Post  Kev Bailey on Sun Mar 14, 2010 4:38 pm

Once weather starts to warm up. It should show sings in less than a month.

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Post  fiona on Sun Mar 14, 2010 5:47 pm

Kev Bailey wrote:It should show sings in less than a month.
What a very talented tree. And in a month it could be the UK's Eurovision entry. Couldn't do any worse than previous entrants.

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Post  bobby little on Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:09 pm

fiona wrote:
Kev Bailey wrote:It should show sings in less than a month.
What a very talented tree. And in a month it could be the UK's Eurovision entry. Couldn't do any worse than previous entrants.

give owwa wiseacre.

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Post  Kev Bailey on Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:53 pm

Signs!

I was rushing, eating my dinner and typing before dashing off to bonsai club meeting. Gizza break! Rolling Eyes Razz

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Post  fiona on Sun Mar 14, 2010 10:09 pm

Kev Bailey wrote:I was rushing, eating my dinner and typing before dashing off to bonsai club meeting.
I'm tellin' ya! Guys just can't do the multi-tasking thing!

And apart from which, I quite like the thought of a singing tree - it balances things up nicely. If I might paraphrase Clint Eastwood:

"I talk to the trees....
that's why they put me away!"

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Post  Tony on Sun Mar 14, 2010 10:18 pm

fiona wrote:If I might paraphrase Clint Eastwood:
“You've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya punk?”

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