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Mallsai Ulmus bonsai challenge? 2 years 11 months ago #42033

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Andrew1185uk wrote: Starter pic attached


Cheater... :D Nice one!
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Mallsai Ulmus bonsai challenge? 2 years 11 months ago #42035

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Looks like I need to go on a hunt to my local supermarket haha

A good wine, chicken breast,sweet potatoes... oh and an ulmus.

Good challenge, I like it
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Mallsai Ulmus bonsai challenge? 2 years 11 months ago #42041

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Nice ya'all. Good to see the adventurous spirit dominating here. On the Dutch forum the idea got burnt to the ground, as are these trees not worth the time spent on them.

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You would not mind these trees normally of course, but thats what makes it special, at least to me. What can we lose after all?
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Mallsai Ulmus bonsai challenge? 2 years 11 months ago #42046

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Looks more difficult to change those pre-shaped mallsais than working with raw bonsai material. Birdmilk is right.. Nothing to loose, and if you achieve something, it’s more special than with... trees without rust marks on their trunk.

I feel that Dutch point of view a bit elitist, but Netherlands IS the plant power of Europe. It could be something like Vietnamese bushmeat in a Michelin-starred restaurant in Paris.

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Felidae wrote: I feel that Dutch point of view a bit elitist, but Netherlands IS the plant power of Europe. It could be something like Vietnamese bushmeat in a Michelin-starred restaurant in Paris.

Nah, there are just some who think that just because they are sold as mass articles, you cannot make decent tree out of it. I call it a lack of fantasy.

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leatherback wrote:

Felidae wrote: I feel that Dutch point of view a bit elitist, but Netherlands IS the plant power of Europe. It could be something like Vietnamese bushmeat in a Michelin-starred restaurant in Paris.

Nah, there are just some who think that just because they are sold as mass articles, you cannot make decent tree out of it. I call it a lack of fantasy.


Will we prove them wrong? Maybe that’ll be a lesson for them, or for us.

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Felidae wrote: Will we prove them wrong? Maybe that’ll be a lesson for them, or for us.


Yeha, that's the idea & spriit
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Mallsai Ulmus bonsai challenge? 2 years 11 months ago #42078

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leatherback wrote:

Felidae wrote: I feel that Dutch point of view a bit elitist, but Netherlands IS the plant power of Europe. It could be something like Vietnamese bushmeat in a Michelin-starred restaurant in Paris.

Nah, there are just some who think that just because they are sold as mass articles, you cannot make decent tree out of it. I call it a lack of fantasy.


Then there are people who think it is harder to make somthing out of it and that it isnt't exactly cheap. I call that common sense.

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Mallsai Ulmus bonsai challenge? 2 years 11 months ago #42084

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Good one LB :)
I already challenged myself with an S-shaped ficus some time ago, ending up with a penjing with 3 trees and lots of plants from cuttings, all well documented on this forum.
I thought I will join this one too, but with my current situation I will rather spend those 18 euros on tiles or other material so I can finish the things I started :)
I also know that I would plant it in the garden to build the trunk first and those 3 years wouldn´t be enough to present everyone with a decent result.
So, best of luck to everyone - I am watching you! And am looking forward to your results!
Have fun!

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