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Herman

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4 hours and a few blisters
« on: September 08, 2014, 06:49 AM »
I ventured up into some revines in the mountains the weekend and found these monsters, just had to dig them

They are wild olives  :D

Pics to follow

Now the big wait.... these may sulk for years before starting to grow again.

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Re: 4 hours and a few blisters
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2014, 08:05 AM »
Herman,

some folk are so lucky -------------- wild olives, yeah !!!
Please show when back in leaf.
Thanks for showing.
Good Day
Anthony
 

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Re: 4 hours and a few blisters
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2014, 01:11 AM »
 ;D


So what does the rest of the bsg community think?
 

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Re: 4 hours and a few blisters
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2014, 03:49 AM »
Nice dig Herman ;) Really like the movement on the 2nd pic.
Mine started 3 weeks after the dig
Good Luck

Keep Well
Joe
 

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Re: 4 hours and a few blisters
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2014, 12:34 PM »
So what does the rest of the bsg community think?
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I think by the look of your hand, you weren't much of a digger before. I am willing to trade even a few more blisters for those nice olive trunks like that.  Update us with the new progress.

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van
 

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Re: 4 hours and a few blisters
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2014, 04:12 AM »
So what does the rest of the bsg community think?
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I think by the look of your hand, you weren't much of a digger before. I am willing to trade even a few more blisters for those nice olive trunks like that.  Update us with the new progress.

cheers,
van

HAHAHA, well I am a software developer for a very big insurance company, so yes I don't do much digging except once a year in collecting season :) and yeah I would've traded more blisters too hehehe luckily my right hand is tougher than my left, otherwise it would have blisters on too

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Re: 4 hours and a few blisters
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2014, 06:09 AM »
Nice dig Herman ;) Really like the movement on the 2nd pic.
Mine started 3 weeks after the dig
Good Luck

Keep Well
Joe


Hello Joe :D

thanks, I'm worried about the left hand tree, it had very little roots because it was kind of entwined with a very large stinkwood tree...but I know they can survive a dig with very little roots if treated right

keep well too my friend

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Re: 4 hours and a few blisters
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2014, 07:38 AM »
my fiance's olive is starting to push buds(left hand tree), mine is still dormant but alive. we may have a sulker here :)

will post some pics when the tree is in leaf

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Re: 4 hours and a few blisters
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2014, 11:05 AM »
Hope it's just sulking! 
 

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Re: 4 hours and a few blisters
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2014, 02:52 AM »
I hope so too Judy :) thanks

I checked the state of the roots yesterday by gently scraping away the medium with my fingers ans saw some new fine feeder roots coming from the trunk and big roots that I cut off, also the trunk still has live thick cambium right up to the place i sawed off the trunk. So I'm of thought that the plant is sorting out its root system before it starts pushing new growth on top...still it may sulk for years before pushing growth on top...

fingers crossed
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Re: 4 hours and a few blisters
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2014, 09:29 PM »
Sounds ok. Like my lil prunus.

It'll pop soon enough!

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Re: 4 hours and a few blisters
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2014, 12:46 AM »
So Adele's wild olive popped nicely but mine is still sulking
Here is a pic of her trunk with new shoots

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Re: 4 hours and a few blisters
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2014, 02:37 AM »
Herman,

Looking Good ;D ;D
 

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Re: 4 hours and a few blisters
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2014, 02:57 AM »
Hi Herman

Man that is looking good. 

I have never been collecting in the bush but with getting specimens like that I definitely think that it has to be on the cards.

Shout if you ever need someone to come collecting with you. ;)
 

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Re: 4 hours and a few blisters
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2014, 09:00 AM »
Ladies first!

Damn. The foilage really gives a a good perspective of how beefy that trunk is. Wow.

Dorians up for some blisters!

I'd love to see some pics of your collection Sites.

Sorce