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General Bonsai Discussion / Re: I'm Back LOL
« Last post by bwaynef on August 09, 2017, 09:29 PM »
Welcome back. I was wondering if your return meant you'd be back involved. Hopefully you'll post something to bring a bit of activity here ...& we still meet on the 4th Saturday in Gvl.


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General Bonsai Discussion / I'm Back LOL
« Last post by Steven on August 08, 2017, 05:02 AM »
Thought I'd drop in and say "Hi, I have returned :)
Been years since being on here. Hopefully I can get back into Bonsai. Or get back to how I used to be in it. Probably will have to re-learn alot. Think so Wayne? LOL
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White Pine Bonsai Discussion / Re: New JWP help needed please..
« Last post by oli14 on July 20, 2017, 06:05 PM »
First post on here..

I've received a young JWP bonsai, it is about 20cm tall and is semi trained (pics will follow tomorrow)

Basically it's has come in a small plastic pot and is planted in what looks like standard planting soil and not a proper bonsai mix..

My question is, would repotting into an akadama mix at this time of year be detrimental to the tree? 

Thanks,

Oli


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White Pine Bonsai Discussion / New JWP help needed please..
« Last post by oli14 on July 19, 2017, 05:23 PM »
First post on here..

I've received a young JWP bonsai, it is about 20cm tall and is semi trained (pics will follow tomorrow)

Basically it's has come in a small plastic pot and is planted in what looks like standard planting soil and not a proper bonsai mix..

My question is, would repotting into an akadama mix at this time of year be detrimental to the tree? 

Thanks,

Oli


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General Bonsai Discussion / Re: First ever Pruning of first ever Bonsai
« Last post by GingerPunk2 on July 16, 2017, 01:25 PM »
Top photo is the pruned tree and the bottom is before. No idea why app has posted photos in the middle of the post. Newb here.


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General Bonsai Discussion / First ever Pruning of first ever Bonsai
« Last post by GingerPunk2 on July 16, 2017, 01:24 PM »
Hey there lovely people.

My wife recently decided to buy a bonsai. And I've kinda taken over after reading and watching many many videos on the YouTubes.

We grabbed a larch pseudolarox amabilis from a local garden center. I've since been watering and fertilizing the plant. And it showed great growth over the last couple of weeks. As its early summer here in UK. I read on countless threads about the importance of pruning and shaping and to do it early on. So I ordered some tools and gave it a haircut this afternoon.

It was a little nerve wracking to be honest. And I was daunted about doing anything that may damage the tree.

I also found that it was difficult to try and see the shape of tree that I wanted etc.

So I really took my time and removed a lot of branches that were either crossing over others or ones that seemed to make the tree look cluttered.

So I am posting some before and after pictures here in the hope of some more seasoned folks opinions and thoughts.

Did I cut off too much? Etc. I have some wire arriving in the next couple of days and will begin to try and shape the tree for a bit more style. So again advice on anything that you peeps may think would work or look great would be heavily appreciated.

Thanks all


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General Bonsai Discussion / Re: JRP #1 started at a byot workshop @ BLC w/ Boon
« Last post by Jay on July 08, 2017, 05:55 PM »
I like were this is going. As usual, I'm away for the summer and only have occasional internet service.
ut I had too put in my 2 cents.....coming along nicely for sure.
J
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I repotted it again this spring and finished replacing the old soil. It seemed healthy enough to decandle and needle pluck so that's what it got. I'm still not thrilled by its vigor, so I'll keep chasing after that.

(I tweaked a few branches this morning upon seeing it in better light. )


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General Bonsai Discussion / Boxwood blight
« Last post by snipologist on June 30, 2017, 04:55 AM »
Boxwood blight is an uncurable and fatal fungal disease that affects many types of boxwood.  It has been detected in several states and has now entered the north eastern part of Illinois.  Due to this serious threat The Chicago Botanic Garden and Morton Arboretum have banned boxwood bonsai from being shown in bonsai shows held in these locations.  Vendors may also not bring boxwood to sell at the shows. 

It would be good for all to check for this disease on any boxwood in their collections.  Here is a link for more information on the disease.    http://www.midwestbonsai.org/boxwoodblight
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Deciduous Bonsai Discussion / Corylus avellana contorta
« Last post by msudholt on May 13, 2017, 09:10 PM »
Have a Corylus avellana contorta rubra.  Developing nicely into a semi-cascade but the leaves are large.  Does anyone have experience reducing leaf size in this species?  Does it respond well to defoliation?
Mike S
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