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DorianJF

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Re: Wild Olive - Advice needed
« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2014, 01:50 AM »
Just a quick update on this.

I cut off the branches right in the fork of the tree.

I have also been working on the dead wood areas and been scrubbing them with a wire brush to try and get them looking slightly more weathered and old.  The rain came before I could apply lime sulphur so that is on the cards for this afternoon.  Your thoughts?

Picture 1 is as I got the tree, then after the first application of lime sulphur and then after the scrub with the wire brush.
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Re: Wild Olive - Advice needed
« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2015, 02:24 AM »
Another update on the Wild Olive

Spring is here and the wild olive is doing well?  I am still no closer to deciding on which direction I should take this tree.  Literati could work.
Or I need to plant it into a larger pot to get more growth to try and thicken up the trunk?

Not sure.
 

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Re: Wild Olive - Advice needed
« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2015, 04:13 AM »
Hi dorian,

this tree has a nice base and a elegant long trunk with shari. the only problem I see is the long straight thick branch on the left if viewed from the side with the shari facing the viewer, I have an idea for you if you want to hear it

will make for a very elegant pierneef literati. It's what I feel the tree is telling me

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Re: Wild Olive - Advice needed
« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2015, 09:53 AM »
Thanks Herman

Would love to hear what you have to offer.  I am all ears.

Which image are you looking at so I can be on the same page
 

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Re: Wild Olive - Advice needed
« Reply #19 on: September 29, 2015, 05:10 AM »
hi Dorian,

Third image from the top, I drew a sketch.

will upload it during the day when i have more time to mess around, maybe around lunchtime

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Re: Wild Olive - Advice needed
« Reply #20 on: September 29, 2015, 06:24 AM »
Would it be anything like this.

I am busy shaping my Black Monkey thorn into a Pierneef style so was wondering if it would be the same?
 

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Re: Wild Olive - Advice needed
« Reply #21 on: September 29, 2015, 10:44 AM »
almost...

I would cut at the red lines to avoid long straight sections though. I don't know if you've noticed but wild olives in our parts of the country really start growing nicely around January - middle March. That is when I would chop it (edit - I would chop it before then to ensure i take advantage of that growth spurt, so maybe very early january). The blue line may be a better chopping location(for the faint of heart) on the left hand branch because of the shari coming so close to the red line. I would go all in with the red line and hope it throws 3 or 4 buds to choose from in that section.

sketch attached is of my idea and an end point of the amended virt of you virt. ;D

this tree can be something really amazing :)

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Re: Wild Olive - Advice needed
« Reply #22 on: September 29, 2015, 03:53 PM »
WoW that is radical..... but wonderful  ;D I like it very much !!!

 Because it has a slim long trunk, the canopy will always look a bit to big and heavy. The trunk will come into its own with a smaller and more elegant canopy.
Unfortunately/Fortunately in bonsai the bravest decisions, gives the best rewards in the long run. This a typical example of that. In its current form it will always be a nice tree, but if this is done correctly, this will be a great tree.  
Great vision Herman  ;)  
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Re: Wild Olive - Advice needed
« Reply #23 on: September 30, 2015, 02:19 AM »
Wow wow wow

Absolutely agree with you on that Fredman.

Beautiful Vision and definitely something I am going to contemplate.

I will take this to my bonsai meeting in October and have a discussion on this.  We are lucky to have a visit from the World Bonsai Friendship association coming to our club so lets see what they say.  They are coming out for the African Bonsai Convention end of next month.

Thanks so much Herman.  Great vision and thanks for your view on this.  BRILLIANT
 

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Re: Wild Olive - Advice needed
« Reply #24 on: September 30, 2015, 09:43 AM »
Always a pleasure Guys. :D

I'm thrilled you guys like my bad sketching hahaha.  :P

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Re: Wild Olive - Advice needed
« Reply #25 on: October 01, 2015, 02:42 AM »
Bad Sketching no ways.

That is why I do not draw and use the pic.

Your sketch was very well received on the FB pages that I posted it on.  You might have a future as sketch artist.

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Re: Wild Olive - Advice needed
« Reply #26 on: October 01, 2015, 10:31 AM »
 ;D :D