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Swedish Emil

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Hello (again!).
« on: March 24, 2012, 06:24 PM »
Heya!

After a 2 year hiatus I'm getting a couple of trees again. Just wanted to say hi to old friends (and new!).

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Emil
 

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Re: Hello (again!).
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2012, 06:26 PM »
Well, it's about time! :)

Welcome (back).

Now, let's see those trees!

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Re: Hello (again!).
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2012, 06:45 PM »
Heya John!

Long time no see. Sorry but there are no pics yet but I'll see what I can do. The trees are crap anyway, a slingshot style yew (collected from my new garden) and a $10 nursery Japanese Holly which looks...well, like $10 :). I have a huuuge juniper in the garden that I'm thinking about collecting but I don't know...Stay tuned, I guess.

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« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2012, 08:07 PM »
Welcome Back Emil.  Good to have you, and I look forward to seeing pics of those trees that you buy after leveraging that new house.
 

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Re: Hello (again!).
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2012, 08:08 PM »
New house?  Did you move south of the arctic circle?
 

Swedish Emil

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Re: Hello (again!).
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2012, 04:35 AM »
@Wayne: Yeah, I've joined the group of people that are going to starve if the interest goes up by 3% so buying quality trees is out of the question. Sadly, the yamadori potential is almost non existent as well.

@John: Yup, way south. I couldn't even grow a simple apple tree before, now I can grow peaches.

I got me one of these as well since the last time:
 

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Re: Hello (again!).
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2012, 04:17 PM »
Congrats!  My wife is growing a little shohin of our own.
 

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Re: Hello (again!).
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2012, 05:47 PM »
Thanks! Congrats yourself! You know how people always say that having kids is a real gift? That is the understatement of the millennium. My son isn't 1,5 years old yet but today he helped me repot (he filled up the pot with soil) a tiny cotoneaster and I tought him how to use the hose.

Anyway, here's a yew a collected in the garden a week ago.

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Re: Hello (again!).
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2012, 01:43 PM »
I also have a huuuge garden juniper growing in the middle of two even larger pines. I guess it's about 2,6m across with a 20-25cm nebari. I'm thinking about collecting it, or I know I'm going to, but the problem is I don't know if I should play it safe or just hack it down and dig it up. The reason for collecting it this year is that the foliage farthest down is getting weak due to lack of light (which I've tried to remedy by cutting branches on the pines next to it). My fear is that it's going to be even weaker next year and die when I collect it.

My plan for the "safe route" is to chop off about a third of the foliage and dig a trench halfway around it in a week or so, then chop off another third of the foliage in september or so. Next spring I'll cut off the rest of the foliage I don't need and dig the tree.

Opinions/suggestions?

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Emil