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Post  Bob Brunt on Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:39 pm

I bought this juniper from NEWSTEAD in 2007. I thought i was doing ok with it..Pinching regularly etc.In Feb 2009 I joined the IBC and my Bonsai life was transformed, A year with the likes of Tony Tickle and Kev Bailey with Tony's BBQ day and several other weekend visits and of course there was BURRS.I had learned so much that I kind of lost my way with this tree. However..Because I couldn't get to JOB ( All hands to the pump at work ).I decided to just wire the from top to bottom and re style.Here are a few pics of the before and after.Please excuse the quality of the earlier pics.Only had a 1.3 pixel camera then.Any suggestions,comments,critiques etc are most welcome.Any ideas on pot colour and shape would be helpful aswell.
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Post  Fuzzy on Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:12 pm

What a transformation! Your abilities have indeed improved, though it does need a new pot. Nice. Smile

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Post  kingbean on Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:40 pm

looks nice but i would loose the bottom left branch to make tree look more balanced

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Post  Martijn Willems on Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:56 pm

I would remove the 2nd on the right and left, then lowering the branches and prune a bit...........maybe ?


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Post  NeilDellinger on Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:55 am

Bob,
Looks good, a great improvement. I wouldnt change too much. But, I would maybe try to extend the shari up further along the trunk into the curve just above where the jin is at.

Nice tree. good work.
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Post  Bob Brunt on Sat Apr 03, 2010 6:40 pm

Thanks for the comments guys.

Neil.
I agree and have plans to extend the shari.

Martijn
I will not be doing anymore work on this tree again till next year. I love your virtual though and will keep this image in mind.

Has anybody any idea on what type of pot I should consider ?

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Post  Hawaiian77 on Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:00 pm

If it was my tree I would go with a round pot. I like the way it looks and where your going with it. Just MHO. Smile

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Post  Kev Bailey on Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:13 pm

Looking very good Bob.

I'd simplify the jins as there is too much "going on" at that point and perhaps try to introduce some higher up in the tree.

A dark plain round primitive or drum pot would suit best IMO.

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Post  Tony on Tue Jun 29, 2010 7:49 pm

Here is an Update on Bobs tree after he brought it round to my garden, a couple of branches were 'tweaked' and the pot is a virtual, Bob done a great Job.


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Post  rolandp on Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:19 pm

Great progress...

I like it very much...maybe only one thing what I would change if the tree would be mine...I would make the top a bit less heavy, or try to develop the top to the left side, whit some additional movement over the center of the tree.

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Post  Hawaiian77 on Wed Jun 30, 2010 4:20 pm

Oh Yeah! ThumbsUp That's what I'm talking about. That type of pot or a round pot with more of a straight sides would be cool.

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Post  Bob Brunt on Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:24 pm

Hi Tony .Thanks for the virtual...looks great.Cant wait to repot it next spring.

After some discussion it was decided to lose the bottom left branch.When Tony covered this branch it was so obvious that it should go. Kingbean suggested this earlier in this post. The bottom right branch was bent further down and brought in towards the trunk to make the tree narrower.A few more tweaks here and there..The Apex was ok and was left as it was .....Rolandp suggested making the apex less heavy.I will post a new pic to show this is not the case...Thanks to all for the suggestions.All appreciated.

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Post  Mike Jones on Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:29 pm

Bob Brunt wrote:Thanks for the comments guys.

Neil.
I agree and have plans to extend the shari.

Martijn
I will not be doing anymore work on this tree again till next year. I love your virtual though and will keep this image in mind.

Has anybody any idea on what type of pot I should consider ?

Regards

Bob

Couple of coats of Sandtex would look good on the existing one Tree on the other hand has much future potential. Your work is to be congratulated.

Mike

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Post  JimLewis on Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:09 am

I agree with Kevin, though. Those low-down jin just don't look right. Maybe a longer shari will be enough.

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Post  alex e on Sat Jul 03, 2010 10:46 am

Tony wrote:Here is an Update on Bobs tree after he brought it round to my garden, a couple of branches were 'tweaked' and the pot is a virtual, Bob done a great Job.


Now that is clever Tony Cool how you have planted it in part of a snooker table lol!

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Post  Bob Brunt on Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:01 pm

Thanks Jim.
I still consider myself as a relative new comer to Bonsai.I am proud of my progress thus far.I fully agree about those low down jins.In fact they were cut back at the visit to Tony's garden.I will be discussing the further development of the jins and the shari with various Bonsai buddies between now and next spring.I will take lots of advice before proceeding with anymore work...
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