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Cotonester Horizontals

PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:57 am
by alpinebonsart
This was dug from my garden 3 years ago , trying to locate the original pics .It was a twin trunk "stick in a pot " with little or no foliage .It has been in a large plastic pot until yesterday
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In the training pot for 3 years ,wire attached only days prior to transfering to a Bonsai pot
when i decided to slip it into a bonsai pot .
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It is approx' 450mm high with a large knarly base of around 80mm x 110mm .Progress on the roots has been extremely slow so this has been power fed on tomato food and the results are very good . I dont think it will ever have a good Narabri to speak of but it looks impressive as it sits in its pot.Cheers

Re: Cotonester Horizontals

PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 3:53 pm
by taffyman
Excellent results Alpine. That one should look quite stunning in a couple of years. It's got good trunk taper and appears to have good branch placement as well.
I wouldn't be worrying too much about the root system - maybe add a bit more soil so it looks as if that nice trunk taper just disappears into the ground.

Re: Cotonester Horizontals

PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:48 pm
by alpinebonsart
taffyman wrote:Excellent results Alpine. That one should look quite stunning in a couple of years. It's got good trunk taper and appears to have good branch placement as well.
I wouldn't be worrying too much about the root system - maybe add a bit more soil so it looks as if that nice trunk taper just disappears into the ground.


It is a very good result , i would like to remove some of the base and plant it into a shallow pot to enhance the trunk girth . It is actually sitting hard down in the pot at present , mighty ugly base underground and i don't dare carve it up to fit a smaller pot ,just yet. Cheers

Re: Cotonester Horizontals

PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 1:46 pm
by alpinebonsart
This is the only pic of the plant when it was dug from the garden in Dec '07'
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.Cheers