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Post  JohnOstranica on Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:54 pm

Hi I Collected this a couple of seasons back and would be gratful for some advise on which way to go with the tree now ?It is in two parts ,would I keep them together or split then ? .Thanks ...John








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Post  bonsai monkey on Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:02 pm

Hi John,
Lovely looking material, you should have some fun with that!!!
Do you have a picture of the otherside??

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Post  Guest on Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:09 pm

Hi John

Dont split

Kind regards Yvonne

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Post  JohnOstranica on Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:17 pm

bonsai monkey wrote:Hi John,
Lovely looking material, you should have some fun with that!!!
Do you have a picture of the otherside??

Ook, Ook,
Simon

Hi Simon ,Thanks . Here is the other side ,which I feel is the back ...John


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Honeysuckle

Post  moyogijohn on Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:24 pm

My opinion don't separate your tree...that is one big tree!!! you have a lot of fun there,,how old do you think it is??? take care john

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Post  bonsai monkey on Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:27 pm

Hi John,

I’d be tempted to have them “opened out” as per your 1st set of pictures. I looks like the live vein has split into 2 anyway and seems happy enough. The split and hollow image reminds me of one of Stone Monkey’s favourite trees that we often pass on the M25.

Below is my similar “stump” to give you an idea of what can be achieved in a short timescale.



You can go quite radical with the thinning but be careful when wiring. Anything up to pencil thickness can be gently bent or pulled into position (I’ve found tension wires work best) but for major direction change find a thin sub-branch and grow on. Feed this tree like crazy (Green Dream seems to work wonders) but you will have to keep on top of the pruning. I had to cut back this tree about 3 or 4 times last year even after it’s radical 1st haircut!!

Have fun and keep us posted,
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Post  JohnOstranica on Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:38 pm

moyogijohn wrote:My opion don,t sepreate your tree...that is one big tree!!! you have a lot of fun there,,how old do you think it is??? take care john

Hi John , I found this tree in a shrub bed of an old Victorion Mill and on cutting back one of the main branches counted 36 rings ....John

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Post  Ravi Kiran on Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:02 pm

Hi John,

Great tree. I like both the trunks and the patterns that nature has carved on them over the last 36 years. Regarding working on the tree, well the live part is almost done except for some thinning of the foliage and minor wiring.

However I visualise that the major work that needs to be done, is on both the trunks. To be precise on carving jins out of the ends of both the stumps. This can be quiet tricky so do go about the same with a lot of care. If you are not confident, ask someone who is good at carving to do it for you. I am sure you can get a very convincing end result if the Jin bit is handled properly.

All the best.
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Post  Guest on Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:11 pm

Definitely the combined twin trunk for me. separated, it will lost its character.
plus you'll have problem with inverse taper and nebari if they got separated.

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Post  sunip on Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:38 pm

John.
I never seen them so big.
Indeed i would leave them together and see where you get.
Is it a special sort of lonicera nitida you got over there? (UK?)

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Post  miguelpc on Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:44 pm

It's a big tree Surprised , what are her dimensions?

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Post  JohnOstranica on Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:01 pm

sunip wrote: John.
I never seen them so big.
Indeed i would leave them together and see where you get.
Is it a special sort of lonicera nitida you got over there? (UK?)

Sunip

Hi Sunip ,No I dont think they are any difference in our Lonicera ....John

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Post  JohnOstranica on Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:02 pm

miguelpc wrote:It's a big tree Surprised , what are her dimensions?

Regards Miguel Costa

Hi Miguel . I dont know the dimensions ,but the pot is 15 inches ....John

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Post  Lee Brindley on Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:43 pm

I love this tree John, and I must say the photos do not do it justice. Very Happy

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Post  JohnOstranica on Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:46 pm

Lee Brindley wrote:I love this tree John, and I must say the photos do not do it justice. Very Happy

ATB, Lee.

Cheers Lee . Get a pic up of your new tree Laughing How is it doing ?....John

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Post  landerloos on Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:18 pm

No dont seperate, but however I like the movement in the last picture, very feminine.

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Post  JohnOstranica on Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:13 pm

Thanks everyone for there replys , Could someone give me an idea about styling the foliage cheers ...John

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