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A very old privet hedge

Post  Jan Olav on Sun Apr 26, 2009 10:36 pm

I got to dig a very old privet hedge yesterday. My young student dug for an entire day and got some good lumps with him home. These are some of the trees I got for myself. There is about 6 more plants to dig.
I like the grotesque huge lump, sumo is the word I guess, what do you guys think? I will keep you updated as the trees develop. Good fun and good trees on a beautiful day. Life is good!








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Post  Ian Warhurst on Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:03 pm

Hi Jan, I love these trees, here,s one of mine it,s developing nicely

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Post  Jan Olav on Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:15 pm

Ian, that is one beautiful tree. Privets are fast growers but I guess you have a good 10 years head start on me there. Did you collect and develop the tree? I would love to see some more pictures. 

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Post  Ian Warhurst on Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:21 pm

Hi Jan, yeah the tree was collected as a stump. It was about 1 meter tall when I got it and after it budded back I chopped it back again and selected the buds I wanted to keep as the branches, then I carved it. I`m sorry I don`t have any pics of it in developement but I`ll try and sort some other`s out for you

Ian.

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Post  Jan Olav on Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:32 pm

Sounds great. I have a couple of other privets that I collected 2 years ago. They where collected as stumps like the ones in the pictures. They where budding from all over the trunk in a matter of weeks so I am really looking forward to watch these buggers grow.

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Post  Rune Kyrdalen on Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:39 am

Hi Jan Olav. Nice stumps! Do you know what species of Ligustrum it is?

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Post  Jan Olav on Fri May 01, 2009 6:27 pm

Rune, It is ligustrum vulgare. Very common hedge plant in my area.

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Post  Potter on Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:51 am

Here is an update on the big privet. I have been cutting the piece like a hedge all summer to get some ramification. I did some rough carving and defoliated a couple of days ago. Now it is time to start getting some branches in place. Ideas anyone?



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Post  杰遨-jie on Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:13 am

oh potter sensei... i really admire your ability to make such beautiful tree's!im a fan!...Im also a friend of yours on youtube(ive seen all your vids.... this is a cool tree you got, i would just lay out the branches to bring out the trunk... i dont know how to do the virtual image on here though... Smile it has a really nice trunk and plenty of fine branches.Its already a worthy bonsai.

all the best,' oppsy(hope this is the right potter^^ graham potter^^...
jie

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Re: A very old privet hedge

Post  Potter on Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:47 am

Sorry, wrong potter. I am the norwegian one. Glad you like the tree. I`ll see where to go with it tonight. Very Happy

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