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Post  bobby little on Sun Mar 21, 2010 5:50 pm

first repot since bought a couple of years ago. was amazed to see the trunk lurking beneath the soil. Pales into insignificance to the rest of the stuff posted, and needs lots of work on the ramification, but by cracky I love it:






and close up:

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Post  Jay Wilson on Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:32 pm

Bobby,
Wonderful trunk and nebari. Limbs are coming along as well. I'm sure that a couple of more years will make this tree an eye-catcher.
Not insignificant at all. Thanks for sharing

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Post  Smithy on Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:44 pm

It is a nice tree and with the right pot it would look even better. not that i know what the right pot would be but that one doesn't look like it. Smile You'll probably get loads of replys saying it is . I do have poor taste in pots. cyclops

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Post  bobby little on Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:35 pm

Smithy wrote:It is a nice tree and with the right pot it would look even better. not that i know what the right pot would be but that one doesn't look like it. Smile You'll probably get loads of replys saying it is . I do have poor taste in pots. cyclops

ah mate, I agree, but my resources are very limited. I haven't even begun to think about pots yet because I can't afford to. cheap material (this was my second cheapest buy at £80 from the BTA in Coventry, the larch on the other thread was the highest at £100) to get the hang of the basics then onwards and upwards. One step at a time. Thanks for your kind words about my tree though cheers

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cork elm

Post  moyogijohn on Sun Mar 21, 2010 11:11 pm

I can see why you like this tree!!! it is very nice and would be better if it were mine....i love it looks so strong..good luck,post with leaves please.. john w.va

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Post  luc tran on Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:16 am

Hey very nice tree, I would consider redoing the apex. Its too straight I think. Everything else looks good. Good luck.

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Post  Smithy on Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:08 am

bobby little wrote:
Smithy wrote:It is a nice tree and with the right pot it would look even better. not that i know what the right pot would be but that one doesn't look like it. Smile You'll probably get loads of replys saying it is . I do have poor taste in pots. cyclops

ah mate, I agree, but my resources are very limited. I haven't even begun to think about pots yet because I can't afford to. cheap material (this was my second cheapest buy at £80 from the BTA in Coventry, the larch on the other thread was the highest at £100) to get the hang of the basics then onwards and upwards. One step at a time. Thanks for your kind words about my tree though cheers

I know what you mean with the pots. I struggle to buy nice pots. I just pick them up when i can.

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Re: recently repotted cork bark elm

Post  Kev Bailey on Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:34 am

A bit of wiring should sort out any apparent straightness in the apex. Very nice tree Bobby and will get even better as the corkiness improves with age.

One tip that will speed this corkiness up. They tend to pop buds from the trunk all the time when well fed. Pull out with tweezers any and all that are in places where you don't want them, but allow one to grow at the back and let it go freely for a couple of years. It need to be kept low down and away from the tree at first so it doesn't shadow any part of the tree. This will thicken the trunk below it rapidly and make the bark cork up. As it is a sacrifice branch, it will be cut off completely after it has achieved the objective you want.

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Post  bobby little on Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:54 pm

shucks chaps, thanks.I was pleased with it as an ongoing project for a novice, but I'm taken aback by your good opinions. I'm gradually working on the structure, and I don't want to over stress it. My camera work makes the top look a little more static than it is, and the thin branch wired horizontally to the left as viewed is aimed to fill it out a bit and give it a bit more movement. i'll post again when it's got some green on it. Thanks for the tip about the sacrifice branch Kev.

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Nice

Post  Mike Pollock on Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:58 am

Seems like a steal at the price, and I'm marking it up to our weak US dollar. Its nice enough that I'd almost fly myself over to get the chance to wire it up. Wink

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Re: recently repotted cork bark elm

Post  bobby little on Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:28 pm

here, you lot aren't just being nice because of my maple / hawthorn cock ups are you? Shocked

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Post  Kev Bailey on Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:33 pm

Absolutely not. We wouldn't mess with Little Bobby's head like that, would we chaps? Wink

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Post  Guest on Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:45 pm

Kev Bailey wrote:Absolutely not. We wouldn't mess with Little Bobby's head like that, would we chaps? Wink
Now, what I suggest you do with this one is...... Only kidding Bobby

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Post  Joe Hatfield on Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:48 pm

Will you crack me up.

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Post  bobby little on Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:19 pm

Joe Hatfield wrote:Will you crack me up.

I'll bliddy crack him. right roond the lughole Wink

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Post  fiona on Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:05 pm

Be very careful when you do that Bobby.

They don't call him Wilbur Deadly for nothing you know!

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Post  Guest on Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:26 pm

fiona wrote:Be very careful when you do that Bobby.

They don't call him Wilbur Deadly for nothing you know!

Very funny Fiona . How many more permutations will I have to endure .

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