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Dirk

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Re: repotting JBP
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2012, 02:20 PM »
In every bonsai forum there is that one guy that askes advice and says: I still do it may way. It was never my intension to be that guy, yet...

I'm sure I killed my JBP.
Repotting was too early. The buds were nicely swelling, but the roots showed no sign of activity.
Soil was a mess. Not only organic nursery soil but also thick heavy clay.
Chose my pot a little to small and was foolish enough to take of more roots than I intended.
I'll keep it watered and shaded and hope for the best.
 

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Re: repotting JBP
« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2012, 10:02 PM »
definitely not too early. Should be fine.
 

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Re: repotting JBP
« Reply #17 on: May 18, 2012, 01:59 PM »
Weel,
I was hopefull for two months, but my pine looks awful.
The butts did not move any further after the repot.

I know I should have this and I should have that.
I wonder now how I could have been so stupid and impatient: If it takes a good ten years tob devellop a tree, then how come I could not wait for two months to repot. And certainly not in one go in such a small pot.
Quess I learned my lesson!
 

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Re: repotting JBP
« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2012, 02:16 PM »
Still. alive patience. You shocked it pretty good. Let her sit and add a little fertilizer. Good luck. John
 

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Re: repotting JBP
« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2012, 02:34 PM »
I very much hope you're right John.
Thanks for your quick reaction.
I really was (am) convinced it's dead??
 

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Re: repotting JBP
« Reply #20 on: May 18, 2012, 07:32 PM »
its still a healthy shade of green so follow Johns instructions and Ill add to not do any candle or needle pruning this year as that could be the straw that breaks the camels back.
 

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Re: repotting JBP
« Reply #21 on: June 01, 2012, 07:09 AM »
If it's any consolation, I have a JBP that looks much worse, and I just noticed today that it is FINALLY starting to show some growth.  I aquired it over the winter, and treated it like my others (well, a little lighter on the fertilizer), but it just sat there.  My other JBP have lush dark green growth.

Don't give up on it yet!  I'd put it out in the sun.
 

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Re: repotting JBP
« Reply #22 on: June 01, 2012, 11:13 AM »
We all make mistakes Dick, and I also agree with John.  Water and feed and be patient.  Looks like it'll survive to me.

I overwatered a JBP that was half soil and half turface thinking it could tolerate daily watering like my trees in 100% turface=> I ended up with a disease called Adelgid.  Lost a lot of needles off the new candles before treating it.  I set it back, but it'll live.  A lesson learned for me too. 

As long as we learn from our mistakes, in the end, we'll be better horticulturalists and make better bonsai.
 

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Re: repotting JBP
« Reply #23 on: June 01, 2012, 12:45 PM »
Chris, the Adelgids can hit strong trees too. That is why I use a systemic to preempt them (and the Shoot Tip Moths) in the spring and fall.
 

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Re: repotting JBP
« Reply #24 on: June 01, 2012, 01:17 PM »
John what do you use as a systemic? Is it just an insecticide or is it like a Bayer 3-in-1.  If it is a 3-in-1(insecticide, fertilizer, fungicide) does it seem to affect the michorrizae (spelling?)
 

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Re: repotting JBP
« Reply #25 on: June 02, 2012, 01:08 AM »
Chris, the Adelgids can hit strong trees too. That is why I use a systemic to preempt them (and the Shoot Tip Moths) in the spring and fall.

I did that too this spring, but before I bought the tree from Brussel's and didn't think to treat it.  Now I know to treat new stock.  Thanks for the tip though, I wouldn't have thought of treating in the fall.  I hope all the infected candles won't die off. 

Once I got it healthy again, do you think I should cut off the infected candles?  I'm thinking not, maybe new buds will form on the remaining candle?  What would you recommend John?

btw, the trident is coming along nicely  ;)
 

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Re: repotting JBP
« Reply #26 on: June 02, 2012, 06:23 AM »
They are growing and should transport the systemic well. Candles that look odd, twisted, shriveled, excessively long, just cut thm off at the base, about 1/4" past the last old needles.They will pop back with new healthy summer candles- just don't pull needles or wait too long if you are trying to grow out additional size or or length on the branches involves.
 

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Re: repotting JBP
« Reply #27 on: June 02, 2012, 12:06 PM »
Thanks John, that helps a lot!

Chris
 

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Re: repotting JBP
« Reply #28 on: September 08, 2012, 11:23 AM »
Hi guys,

This is how my black pine looks today.
Not much hope anymore
Just one or two buds that doesn't look completely dried out.
I'll keep it till the last needles are falling of, against better judgement

Don't know where the beautiful pine from the last picture comes from, but this was the image I had in mind.......

Dick