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Bonsai fieldday 2 years 7 months ago #50152

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Hey All,

Just thought I would share with you what I did this spring.. I had a day out to a bonsai growing field. And in the field I found thr last 2 prunus Mume he had. To be honest.. He kept them for the flowers, and had been less then perfect in maintaining them.

I could not decide which was less ugly, so I decided to take both off his hands, to keep my options open, and allowing to perhaps sell one later on.

I trimmed them back, and left them in the field. Hoping for backbudding. Later this summer I will go there once more, and do a second trim. Hopefully, come spring, they will have lots of buds near the trunk so I can cut back to an open crown and hopefully, pleasing trunkline. I could not decide upon one in March, unfortunately.

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Bonsai fieldday 2 years 7 months ago #50161

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As s0oon as you take them out of the ground, please send the ugliest to Sao Paulo.
I will take care of it for you.
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Bonsai fieldday 2 years 7 months ago #50168

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As s0oon as you take them out of the ground, please send the ugliest to Sao Paulo.
I will take care of it for you.
:)

It’s coming to Switzerland ... ;)

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It’s coming to Switzerland ... ;)


Dam it, too late.
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Bonsai fieldday 2 years 2 months ago #53845

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So.. Yesterday I finally managed to drive out there again and dig u the 2 mumes. They had grown 2 metres again this summer, so the trimmers came in handy. After a rough shortening fo the main branches, I took them burlapped home for potting up..:



They will move into a greenhouse for the next month, as we are expecting a drop in temperatures now. In spring I will let it get settled and in 2020 at some point decide upon styling. Then also will I remove more branches. But as they are finniky when it comes to backbudding, I rather leave too much on them for now.

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Bonsai fieldday 2 years 2 months ago #53968

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If you want to get rid of either of them, I'm closer than either switzerland or brazil... :-D but seriously, they both look pretty good. do you have any general plans with them already? I mean in terms of styling?

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Bonsai grow field. Sweet! Would love to have one. Or at least one in my region.

Looking forward to se you work your magic on Them when Times come.

Br
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So.. Yesterday I finally managed to drive out there again and dig u the 2 mumes


I don't have a mume yet and I think I do need one. Unfortunately, it's a bit too long a drive. Maybe you can get one for me next time ? :)

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I don't have a mume yet and I think I do need one.


Fun trees, difficult to style but beautiful when in bloom in the middle of the Winter.
I've managed to kill one out of lack of patience, but fortunately I have another one.

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I am going to let go of one of these two.
As Felideae has disappeared again I am open for offers from people who will be at the Trophy in Genk. Will post updated pictures this weekend, after I trim the one for sale down to fit my car :).

Come spring, and regrowth I will not sell till next winter, at considerably higher price.

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