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Re: Escallonia for collection this weekend.

Post  Harleyrider on Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:46 am

Hi Peter. That's a very generous offer, my friend, but I think this tree is way to big for you! Just think about how your back would feel after carrying it back to Denmark!

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Post  landerloos on Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:07 pm

Harleyrider wrote:Hi Peter. That's a very generous offer, my friend, but I think this tree is way to big for you! Just think about how your back would feel after carrying it back to Denmark!

OOhhh lucky me, I have a car hehe Wink
Yes probably to big for me Steve, but one big tree is okay to have, also for a shohin lover ThumbsUp

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Post  Mike Jones on Sun Apr 10, 2011 5:56 pm

Must be something in the air Steve. 'Er-indoors' decided on Friday the whopping great Escallonia down the bottom of the garden in permanent shade needed to go. Not one to miss up on an opportunity; up she came.

No concrete, just hoofing great roots. Got a beautiful bright red plastic box it has gone in now. Virtually bare-rooted, chunky stuff gone and good feeders all round the trunk. Tis fine just now. Lots of carving opportunities I think.

Picture taken on Friday.


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Post  Harleyrider on Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:04 pm

Nice one Mike! So, let battle commence, eh? lol

The shape of this tree reminds me of something........can't put my finger on it though.


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Post  Harleyrider on Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:06 pm

Notice how I refrained from going down the 'Mine's bigger than your's' route Rolling Eyes

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Post  giomach on Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:15 pm

Harleyrider wrote:The shape of this tree reminds me of something........can't put my finger on it though.

Shocked

lol!

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Re: Escallonia for collection this weekend.

Post  ogie on Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:03 pm

Harleyrider wrote:And t'other side.



So there you have it. Another hefty lump o' timber safely rescued from whatever ill fate was bound to befall her. Now to see how kindly she repays me!


Hi Steve,

I like this side better but both are having great potential,nice catch there,thanks for sharing,if only i'm near let me help on your next digging Smile
Regards,
Alex


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Post  F. Waheedy on Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:52 pm

[quote="landerloos"]
this tree is to good for you, shall I come and pick it up lol!

From prunus mume to giant Escallonia?
I'd still have bigger ones, Peter Laughing Laughing

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Post  F. Waheedy on Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:57 pm

Fantastic trees, Steve and Mike. Please keep us posted with the progress.

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Post  Mike Jones on Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:09 am

Harleyrider wrote:Notice how I refrained from going down the 'Mine's bigger than your's' route Rolling Eyes

Steve, I never thought you would, being such a quiet, honourable and respectful person that you do be. If it helps though …looks like mine is smaller than yours. pirat

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Post  fiona on Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:45 am

Harleyrider wrote:Notice how I refrained from going down the 'Mine's bigger than your's' route Rolling Eyes
I am very impressed that you werer gallant enough not to rise to the bait. [

A rather splendid capture, Mr Harleyrider sah. I keep an eye on our Escallonia front hedge to see when it will be ripe for digging up. But since we too have a bus-stop right outside, I'm not sure that its daily diet of chip and crisp pokes*, chocolate bar wrappers and discarded Buckie bottles is doing it any good. Wonder what it's doing to the consumers of the original products?



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Post  Tony on Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:50 am

Is this your target Steve? 5 years since collecting my 'stump' this is how the tree looks today. The weak low left branch is now really beginning to fill out and I guess at the end of this year will be in balance to the rest of the tree. Despite the pot being OK for the development of the tree I feel it is on the large size... below is how I would like the pot to be... now I only need to twist John Pitts arm Suspect





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Re: Escallonia for collection this weekend.

Post  F. Waheedy on Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:01 am

SUPER TREE, Tony. Much improved since I saw it last.

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Post  Mike Jones on Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:30 am

Oh goody, give it a zillion years and my come in a close last compared to that Tony. affraid

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Post  landerloos on Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:01 pm

F. Waheedy wrote:SUPER TREE, Tony. Much improved since I saw it last.
I have to agree, last I saw it, i thought the branch would die, yes Tony the lower pot is optically better, can you get it in such a low one you think?

Peter (for Faisal only, yes your trees are bigger, but I have something else big Wink )

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Post  sunip on Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:08 pm

[quote="tony"]


What do you think?

Hi Tony,
Fine balanced proportions with the new pot.
regards, Sunip

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Post  Lone on Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:52 pm

Wow - for good finds - I had a very small Escallonia some years ago - but it died - they don't thrive in Denmark - it's too cold - I think.
But they are so lovely and I envy you all.

Tony - Yours looks so beautiful.
Hope you all will bring photoes here of the development of your trees.

Thanks for showing.

Best wishes
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Post  graham walker on Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:51 pm

Glad to see the left branch is recovering well, like Faisal I thought you might loose that branch
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Post  Harleyrider on Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:24 pm

@ Ogie: I prefer that side also, but it is far too early to speculate on that yet. First I need to keep the tree alive and see what the new branch structure looks like. Besides, it probably won't look anything like it does now once Tony has had his hands on it!

@ Tony: I wish mate! If this turns out half as good as yours I'll be a happy chappy.

@ Mike: I have it on good authority (my missus) that size isn't everything. Apparently, what you do with what you have counts for a lot. Ahem.

@ Fiona: Stop looking and start digging, I say! It's obviously just a rubbish trap anyway......

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Re: Escallonia for collection this weekend.

Post  Ian Young on Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:59 pm

Might as well throw mine in as well. I took these today.


DSC_0032 by Bonsai eejit, on Flickr


DSC_0037 by Bonsai eejit, on Flickr


DSC_0039 by Bonsai eejit, on Flickr

I have also got 2 of them cut back in the ground for collection next Spring.


DSC_1601 - Copy by Bonsai eejit, on Flickr


DSC_1614 - Copy by Bonsai eejit, on Flickr


DSC_1643 - Copy by Bonsai eejit, on Flickr

and the mate has 4 collected this year as well.


DSC_1679 - Copy by Bonsai eejit, on Flickr


DSC_1684 - Copy by Bonsai eejit, on Flickr

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Re: Escallonia for collection this weekend.

Post  Mike Jones on Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:01 pm

Well Ian that seals it then; everyone else has a bigger one that I do Very Happy

A beauty Ian Smile

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Post  Ian Young on Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:03 pm

Mike Jones wrote:Well Ian that seals it then; everyone else has a bigger one that I do Very Happy

A beauty Ian Smile

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Post  Harleyrider on Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:54 pm

He'll need one after we've finished with him! Twisted Evil

WOW! Some real monsters there Ian. Looks like your mate has got the biggest of all of us! However, I've found one with a trunk of at least 12" diameter in a garden near work. The owners are never in when I pass though, and it would probably take two people a couple of days to dig seeing as it's growing between two big laurels.

I love the curly-wurly twin trunk on the one in the first pic *drool*


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Re: Escallonia for collection this weekend.

Post  landerloos on Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:05 pm

Harleyrider wrote:He'll need one after we've finished with him! Twisted Evil

WOW! Some real monsters there Ian. Looks like your mate has got the biggest of all of us! However, I've found one with a trunk of at least 12" diameter in a garden near work. The owners are never in when I pass though, and it would probably take two people a couple of days to dig seeing as it's growing between two big laurels.

I love the curly-wurly twin trunk on the one in the first pic *drool*


Remember, less is more Wink

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Re: Escallonia for collection this weekend.

Post  Harleyrider on Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:07 pm

You know aht they say, Peter.......if you can't stand the heat.......!

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