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Post  Tony on Sun May 03, 2009 5:40 pm

Here are the latest images of the BIG Escallonia, members of long standing have seen this bonsai progress from a stump, (anyone got the pictures coz they are on my office computer and I am at home) I knew getting the correct pot was going to be a challenge, however British Craft Potter: John Pitt has really come up with a fantastic pot, Commissioned at the Best of British only a few weeks ago this lovely pot mesures 30 1/2" x 22" x 5" and it is PERFECT in every way, the colour and profile are simply wonderful... thanks John It will be potted in March NEXT year (see the Virtual below). The foliage is filling out nicely, the bottom branch on the left of the tree requires a lot more foliage but...hopefully that will only take a couple of years to fill out. bounce





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the foliage, weak branch

Post  Tony on Sun May 03, 2009 5:44 pm

Here is the foliage


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half pictures

Post  sam on Mon May 04, 2009 6:18 am

tony. I can see only the upper half of your escallonia pictures. the bottom half is blank grey. anyone else having this problem?

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Re: Escallonia Update 2009

Post  Rick Moquin on Mon May 04, 2009 12:07 pm

Whoooooooooooooooweeeeeeeeeeeeeee Jethro now that is something I can sink my teeth in. Well done Tony it is coming along nicely and the pot suits it extremely well. I remember the stump unfortunately I don't collect stump pictures for inspiration Wink

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Re: Escallonia Update 2009

Post  landerloos on Mon May 04, 2009 12:20 pm

Tony,
love your Escallonia, the new pot fits the tree very good!

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Re: Escallonia Update 2009

Post  JimLewis on Mon May 04, 2009 1:09 pm

sam wrote:tony. I can see only the upper half of your escallonia pictures. the bottom half is blank grey. anyone else having this problem?

That seems to happen sometimes. Log out then log in again. That often fixes the problem. I think it is caused by folks not keeping their pictures down to a fairly low KB. I know the site says it does it for you, but it seems to work better for me if I keep my pictures down to at most 100-200 KB -- usually under 100KB.

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Re: Escallonia Update 2009

Post  Ian Warhurst on Mon May 04, 2009 1:44 pm

Tony, this tree has filled out so much in just 12 months it looks great what are you feeding it on. The pics do not do this tree justice. I have one very similar but no where near as big.

Ian.

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Re: Escallonia Update 2009

Post  Ed van der Reek on Mon May 04, 2009 1:47 pm

Hi Tony,I love this tree.
I like the foliage on this tree,and the firm grip in the ground from the massive roots Shocked
I hope to see more from this tree in the future study
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Re: Escallonia Update 2009

Post  John Quinn on Mon May 04, 2009 10:14 pm

sam wrote:tony. I can see only the upper half of your escallonia pictures. the bottom half is blank grey. anyone else having this problem?

Sometimes the pics take a while to load, and reloading the page can help.
Is your monitor small? I think larger, landscape mode screens are less likely to have problems.

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Re: Escallonia Update 2009

Post  yenling on Mon May 04, 2009 11:40 pm

wow that is awesome!!!

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Post  petit-arbre on Tue May 05, 2009 8:16 am

what a good evolution !

great pot too with a very beautiful shape and color !!!

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Re: Escallonia Update 2009

Post  Justin Hervey on Tue May 05, 2009 9:50 am

I do remember this tree Tony... really coming along nicely. The composition as a whole has great movement, balance and poise. Beautiful pot. It would be good to get another snap of you in the picture to get an idea of scale.

Will you let the lower-left branch run for a couple of years to thicken before you set the pads?

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Re: Escallonia Update 2009

Post  Bob Brunt on Tue May 05, 2009 1:52 pm

Hi Tony
I know you have been waiting a long time to commission this pot. It looks absolutely perfect..It's a huge tree so if you need a hand a potting time give me a shout..

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Re: Escallonia Update 2009

Post  Paul Landis on Wed May 06, 2009 4:18 am

Very very nice!!! I agree the pot is perfect. Really great tree. wow.

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Re: Escallonia Update 2009

Post  Stone Monkey on Wed May 06, 2009 5:48 am

Hi Tony

The tree is looking great and John's pot is perfect Very Happy I bet your looking forward to moving her about Razz

The BIG cutting is doing very very well indeed.

All the best from "dahn sarf"

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Re: Escallonia Update 2009

Post  Tony on Wed May 06, 2009 11:52 am

Justin Hervey wrote: It would be good to get another snap of you in the picture to get an idea of scale.

Will you let the lower-left branch run for a couple of years to thicken before you set the pads?

Hi Justin, the tree is as fat as me... how is that for scale Shocked



For sure the lower branch I will let run and cut back, it really needs to thicken and fill out.

Here is a virtual that show how the tree SHOULD look in a couple of years




Bob Brunt wrote:Hi Tony
I know you have been waiting a long time to commission this pot. It looks absolutely perfect..It's a huge tree so if you need a hand a potting time give me a shout..

Hi Bob, damn right I will need your help. But not until till next March (a whole year!)

I am away on business for a few days so if anyone has early pixs of the tree please post them bounce bounce

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Re: Escallonia Update 2009

Post  Lee Kennedy on Wed May 06, 2009 2:36 pm

Tony wrote:
Justin Hervey wrote: It would be good to get another snap of you in the picture to get an idea of scale.

Will you let the lower-left branch run for a couple of years to thicken before you set the pads?

Hi Justin, the tree is as fat as me... how is that for scale Shocked
I'm not having that,as fat as you 10 yrs ago maybe but now? NO WAY lol!
Anyway it's nice of you to give the tree to me because of your bad back advancing age etc etc as they sung ITS CHRISTMAS santa

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early pictures

Post  Tony on Fri May 08, 2009 10:09 am

HI Everyone, I am back in my office and with my photo archive, here are some early pictures (Lee forget the 'hanging around on street corners joke we read that last time)

Before it was dug from the garden, the fat beast (on the left)







all images from April 2006

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winter woes

Post  Jeremy on Fri May 08, 2009 10:53 am

Hi TONY,
Did you give your beast any winter protection?
I had 2 well established Escallonia that have died. I think it was the low temps this winter that did the damage.
I noted that Chris Thomas also had a few that didn't make it through the winter.

So did you do anything that protected your "fat beast"? Shocked Wink Shocked

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No protection

Post  Tony on Fri May 08, 2009 1:02 pm

uro wrote:

So did you do anything that protected your "fat beast"? Shocked Wink Shocked

Hi Jerry, the tree has had NO winter protection and is so big I cannot move the tree on my own. As you can see it is alongside a bamboo fence and off the ground, the box is VERY thick walled, 2" thick... we did have -12 degrees this winter, the garden is VERY sheltered and does not get any severe winds. By coincidence an established Escallonia in my small front garden that I cut back at the end of last year completely died back to the stump... and is just showing new growth at the base of the tree.

There are some trees that just thrive in my garden and Escallonias are one, this big guy has only been in training for three years since it was dug out of a neighbours garden, I honestly believe that it could be show ready in two years... all I need is for Bob to give me a hand getting it to the car.

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Re: Escallonia Update 2009

Post  Lee Kennedy on Fri May 08, 2009 4:19 pm

Tony wrote: all I need is for Bob to give me a hand getting it to the car.
I'm going to retrain as a back specialist,move up to manchester in 2yrs and i'll have 2 new clients straight away Idea

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Re: Escallonia Update 2009

Post  Ian Warhurst on Mon Jun 15, 2009 5:21 pm

Hi Tony, here is a picture of my Escallonia sorry the photo isn`t that good

Ian

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Re: Escallonia Update 2009

Post  mike page on Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:01 pm

FABULOUS!!!!!

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Re: Escallonia Update 2009

Post  Ian Warhurst on Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:08 pm

Hi Mike, are you refering to my tree, Tony`s or both Very Happy

thanks anyway,

Ian.

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Re: Escallonia Update 2009

Post  Ed van der Reek on Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:43 pm

Thanks for showing this Ian,great tree thumbs up
Greetings Ed

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