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Post  alex e on Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:20 pm


Had a little play with this juniper today, unfortunately the before
shot did,nt download Sad ,the shari was extended and the pads
heavily pinched,

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Post  dave grieve on Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:53 pm

Nice work, Alex. I like this a lot ThumbsUp

If you don't mind a suggestion, though, I would straighten it a bit next time you repot. It seems about to tip over, esp in the 2nd pic.

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Post  fiona on Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:36 pm

I like it too.

If it were mine, I'd consider putting it on a slab running the full breadth of the tree canopy and beyond. This, to my eye, would compensate for the "lean" that Dave mentions. But as I say, that's if it were mine.

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Post  alex e on Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:28 pm

Thanks Dave your right it does look like its ready to fall over affraid
but its just my poor photography Embarassed the first shot is nearer to
the mark,the nebari and root system on this tree has been my bugbear
for years, originally nursery stock its gone from prostrate to as it is now
although it may become more vertical I doubt it will be by much No its
lean I think corresponds with the shari story ,a tree that has been blasted
from the right by mother nature ,thanks for your feedback and glad you like
it ThumbsUp

regards Alex e


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Post  alex e on Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:44 pm

fiona wrote:I like it too.

If it were mine, I'd consider putting it on a slab running the full breadth of the tree canopy and beyond. This, to my eye, would compensate for the "lean" that Dave mentions. But as I say, that's if it were mine.

Hi Fiona funny you should say that, I purchased a really nice John Pitt slab for this tree about 3 yrs ago but
the nebari & root system still need a bit of work " if it were mine" cross my palms with lots of silver and it could be,sorry nae sweeties irn bru ,slice sausage or even a fiss supper will do :lol!:hell that just made me home sick Sad

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Post  fiona on Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:10 pm

alex e wrote: Hi Fiona ... " if it were mine" Cross my palms with lots of silver and it could be. Sorry, nae sweeties, irn bru, slice sausage or even a fish supper will do :lol!:hell that just made me home sick Sad

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Homesick!

It's made me bl***dy starving!!!

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Post  Paul B (Scotland) on Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:51 pm

Lovely tree. I dont think you need to worry about exposing any roots, the shari and movement of the trunk is eye catching enough for me. I'd like to see the very top of the foliage thinned out a bit more, but it's still really nice the way it is now.

How about a smaller, deeper round pot?

Hungry? - not here. We were given a carrier bag full of prawns straight off the boat from Eyemouth today, they were still alive by the time we got them home, my 2 kids had a laugh chasing each other about the house with them before they (the prawns, not the kids) met a boiling pan of water. I've never eaten so many prawns in one sitting and we still have 2 bowls of them in the fridge for tomorrow - a serious curry tomorrow night, washed down with a bottle of Girders from a GLASS bottle. Wink

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Post  NeilDellinger on Sat Apr 24, 2010 1:29 am

Alex,
Really great bunjin. I would not change anything, except for 2 things. I would like to see the crown detail wired and opened up just a hair. Also, the 2 jin are hoing in the opposite direction from one another and only appear to be a very short distance from one another. I would keep only one of them.

Great job, bunjin is a favorite of mine.

Thanks for sharing,
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as for food...I have no idea what you guys are talking about Rolling Eyes

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Post  Cliff on Sat Apr 24, 2010 4:46 am

NeilDellinger wrote:Alex,
Really great bunjin. I would not change anything, except for 2 things. I would like to see the crown detail wired and opened up just a hair. Also, the 2 jin are hoing in the opposite direction from one another and only appear to be a very short distance from one another. I would keep only one of them.
I'd remove the upper jin, the one that points up. It doesn't match the downward movement of the branches.

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Post  alex e on Sat Apr 24, 2010 10:02 am

Thanks everyone for all your feedback glad you like the tree Very Happy ThumbsUp
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Post  Guest on Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:29 pm

I like this one Alex. Reminds me of Scot's Pines in character. I also like the angle. Off balance gives it a vulnerability, along with the deadwood.

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Post  alex e on Sat Apr 24, 2010 4:10 pm

cheers Will money is in the post lol!

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Post  Ian Warhurst on Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:57 pm

Alex, beautiful work mate, I love this tree.

Ian.

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Post  alex e on Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:29 am

Thanks Ian mate glad you like it ThumbsUp

cheers Alex

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