"hang-ups" and phobias

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"hang-ups" and phobias

Post  Garykk on Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:09 pm

Over the years I would have to come clean and say my big two "hang-ups" are soil drainage and sacrifice branches. I can't drill enough holes in training pots and I find it very difficult removing sacrifice branches. The trunks can never be fat enough right? lol's What are yours?








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Post  Garykk on Sun Jun 21, 2009 12:03 am

Another phobia that I have is the fear of starting a thread on an International Forum and no one partakes. lol"s

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Post  JimLewis on Sun Jun 21, 2009 12:34 pm

Wow! You should name your Ficus Jabba the Hutt. That's one phobia you need to control. He looks downright evil.

The holes, I can agree with, though I prefer mine to be quite a bit larger, those small ones get clogged and don't help drainage in the long run. They're great for tie wires, though. <g>

My only obsession now is to quit adding trees!

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Post  Garykk on Sun Jun 21, 2009 1:04 pm

You now it is interesting Jim, I experimented with hole sizes for positive drainage. I would increase hole diameter until it would break the water surface tension, water viscosity bubble would break and allow positive flow. I try to keep the capillary fringe zone (perched water table at one time) to a minimum. It cannot be totaly removed but with a little care managed for best results. Thanks for breaking the ice! lol's

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Post  Carolee on Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:55 pm

As you are afraid of starting a thread and no one partakes, I am afraid of missing a good thread because I didn't check the forumn every day, at least three times. But, I admit I have not checked this site for three days. Embarassed Are the training pots you drill plastic? If not what is your method for drilling holes? I know about the surface tension of water, but I've never really given thought to the number of holes in my pots. I just make sure I have a good draining soil. Does the number, size, and position of holes really make a difference? I ask, because I lost an acer campestre recently. I think maybe because it wasn't draining well, even though the soil is the same I use for everything else in training pots. Maybe it was the holes in the pots?

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Post  JimLewis on Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:57 am

The pot he showed appeared to be a Korean Mica pot. I drill them, too, but for tie down wires.

One a 10-inch pot, I like to see five 1.5-inch (or a bit larger) holes -- four at the corners and one in the middle.

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Post  Joe Hatfield on Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:55 pm

You are looking for a ceramic tile drill bit for making these holes in this type of material. FYI



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I guess its part of some of the lessons brought forth by practicing bonsai.

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