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Post  Smithy on Sun Sep 12, 2010 12:59 pm

I made this yesterday from some cuttings that i was given a few years back. I'm not quite happy with the main group but it will have to stay as it is for a while.





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Post  MACH5 on Sun Sep 12, 2010 2:02 pm

Nice composition Smithy! Very "Chinese" in look and feel. I would agree that perhaps the trees are bit too evenly spaced out. The spacing in these group plantings does take time to finese and develop. I have a maple forest that I've been tweaking for years Rolling Eyes Next Spring I will move a couple again in order to try and improve it once more. Great job!! ThumbsUp

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Post  chris on Sun Sep 12, 2010 5:15 pm

Nice job Smithy, a nice image to watch develop over the next few seasons

Regards Chris

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Post  Smithy on Sun Sep 12, 2010 5:23 pm

Thanks Mach. Smile

Thanks Chris, looking at your pieces has helped me a lot.

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Post  Mike Jones on Sun Sep 12, 2010 6:36 pm

Smithy...I shall be asking you for help before long. Nice start and I look forward to seeing the progress. Details please then on what you used for a soil mix...to get it to stay as a mound?

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Post  MACH5 on Sun Sep 12, 2010 6:38 pm

+1 Yes please I'd like to know as well Smile

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Post  Todd Ellis on Sun Sep 12, 2010 7:43 pm

Smithy, very nice. Yes, the spacing needs some tweaking, but the over all scene is awesome. I like your rock path. Very Penjing! ThumbsUp
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Post  Smithy on Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:18 pm

I was going to take some photos half way through but i was in a bit of a mess so i never got around to it.
I used this http://www.kaizenbonsai.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=85&products_id=641 to make a little wall all around a few inches high . I then filled it with a mix of moler and bark. I made a mound of that and transplanted the first group on the left onto it.I then added more of the keto building up the wall and filling in the gaps with my soil mix. Then i kind of squashed the keto in forming a solid mound. I then pinned the moss on .
I hope that makes sense.

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Post  Smithy on Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:23 pm

I found a pic of this one i did.


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Post  Smithy on Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:27 pm

Todd Ellis wrote:Smithy, very nice. Yes, the spacing needs some tweaking, but the over all scene is awesome. I like your rock path. Very Penjing! ThumbsUp
Todd

Thanks Todd, i had shaped the slate and had all these bits of slate left over. Ithought i would try it out, wasn't sure if it was going to be a bit naff, my wife liked it and thats all that counts isn't it. She knows nothing of the rules but knows what she likes.

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Post  MACH5 on Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:10 pm

Thanks Smithy! I knew it was some kind of muck but had sort of forgotten what it was called. You have inspired me to try one of these plantings myself Very Happy

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Post  Pola on Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:25 pm

Very nice Smithy!! I agree about the spacing issue,but i think you did a great job with the rest. I like that second tree you posted too! Beautiful!! ThumbsUp

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Post  Smithy on Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:28 pm

Pola wrote:Very nice Smithy!! I agree about the spacing issue,but i think you did a great job with the rest. I like that second tree you posted too! Beautiful!! ThumbsUp

Thanks , shame this one was one of my winter losses.

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Post  Smithy on Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:29 pm

MACH5 wrote:Thanks Smithy! I knew it was some kind of muck but had sort of forgotten what it was called. You have inspired me to try one of these plantings myself Very Happy

Look forward to seeing it ThumbsUp

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