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scottroxburgh

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1980's Japanese Black Pine
« on: March 02, 2011, 05:49 AM »
I have recently had the opportunity to start work on this Japanese Black Pine with the president of my local club.

After working with Boon (and watching his JBP DVDs), I have been given the opportunity to put into practice what I have learnt. We are working on it to get it up to show condition.

My main task at the moment is to ensure it's health and clean up a lot of the old needles. I had the pleasure of working with Boon in his fall intensive, so that will come in handy.

Oh yeah, its 4-5 inches thick at the base (not nebari), taper is reasonable too

Now to the pics...
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Re: 1980's Japanese Black Pine
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2011, 05:51 AM »
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Re: 1980's Japanese Black Pine
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2011, 05:53 AM »
A few more...

If anyone can pick the pot that'd be great too.

Let me know what you think and whether you have any ideas on how to bring it up to show standard.

Thanks

Scott Roxburgh
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Re: 1980's Japanese Black Pine
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2011, 06:53 AM »
Scott, looks like fun. How much yo want to et it s going oneed to be repotted? I t hink fols will be really impressed with a couple of yers candle/needle work and some wire.

Can't wait to see fter fall wrk.

John
 

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Re: 1980's Japanese Black Pine
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2011, 12:55 AM »
John,

It is currently potted in a high quality potting mix, oxymoron in bonsai terms ;) and gravel.

It was repotted around 12-18mths ago so I will have to have a look at how the roots are.

I do not think that it has been wired into the pot :(. I will wire it into the pot this winter and introduce some Boon mix in parts, and aim to get it completely into the new mix over 2-3 years whilst working on it.

My aim is to get a number of Adventitious buds to break on the branches so that I can remove some bare patches on the branches, but I think with a bit of 'therapy' and a good wiring it'll shine. The best part is that I have now secured some quality Copper (imported), and no longer have to strip electrical cable and anodise it myself! ;D ;D ;D
 

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Re: 1980's Japanese Black Pine
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2011, 05:49 AM »
A quick update...

A new before and after fall work.

I have applied a little wire but had to remove and rewire some, as I could here Boon in my head like Obi Wan... :D :D

I think I might need to take a bit more off the bottom branch to remove some of the leggy growth, and apply some heavy copper
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