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Shohin Shimpaku 3 years 8 months ago #38198

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Here a, i think, a nice progression of my Shimpaku
Its about 19 cm in height. First photo is from 2009.

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Shohin Shimpaku 3 years 8 months ago #38200

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very nice!

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Shohin Shimpaku 3 years 8 months ago #38204

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I like it.

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Shohin Shimpaku 3 years 8 months ago #38216

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I like it a lot. Congrats!

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Shohin Shimpaku 3 years 8 months ago #38218

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Really nice tree see i think its important to take a pic when you get a tree cos in say a years time you can see the difference already and say in 10years time it see it alot

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Shohin Shimpaku 3 years 8 months ago #38654

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Really nice tree see i think its important to take a pic when you get a tree cos in say a years time you can see the difference already and say in 10years time it see it alot

Yes, sometimes you don't see the difference, but when you look back at the old pics there can de a huge difference! So: take pictures!

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Shohin Shimpaku 3 years 8 months ago #38659

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Thanks Marco for posting this tree. It´s quite nice and evolved from its original shape. Just a couple of questions though...

In which zone or country do you live? And that brings me to the second doubt... Do you have a hard time keeping moist this tree´s substrate? That is taking into account that this tree is planted on a rock slab and that water evaporation should be fast, ergo retention by the soil should be poor.

Thanks for your answers in advance :)

Alain

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Shohin Shimpaku 3 years 8 months ago #38666

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Hi Alain,
i live in the Netherlands, and i've no idea if it will be a problem in summer to keep the rootball wet enough. To be honest, my thoughts are opposite, because of the lack of drainholes and the wall of keto. To avoid that, I made a small, allmost invisible, drainsystem in the rootball. Time will tell....

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Shohin Shimpaku 3 years 8 months ago #38668

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i live in the Netherlands, and i've no idea if it will be a problem in summer to keep the rootball wet enough. To be honest, my thoughts are opposite, because of the lack of drainholes and the wall of keto. To avoid that, I made a small, allmost invisible, drainsystem in the rootball. Time will tell....


That is a very interesting approach. I´ve never seen it before or at least never looked close enough to realize this technique it´s being applied. Thank you for showing this... However that takes me to another question...

How are those tubes connected to the surface? Or they are not and are simply attached to the rootball in a random way?

Thanks again...

Alain

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Shohin Shimpaku 3 years 8 months ago #38669

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i don't know if this is done more often... It was a brainwave for myself..:woohoo:
I just took a tube used for aquaria and made a cut to unfold the tube. I also used a knobbler for better penetration into the tube. After that i just sticked a small stick to made a small hole into the rootball and put the tube with the open side downwards into the rootball towards the centre.. Hope that helps..
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