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  • GORDON ALLERTONGORDON ALLERTON
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    in reply to: Port Jackson Fig #296636

    I started this dialogue when I was lucky enough to be given this Port Jackson fig approximately 3 years ago. It was repotted last spring 2020 and I’m about to do some shaping as it is looking a bit misshapen.
    My main question is about the 100 or so cuttings off it that are now 1 and 2 years old. As per pictures, they are all growing without any natural shape to them. Am I best to cut them back hard, below the leaves, or will this kill them? I am wondering how to get them to form compact growth and start to form the into good specimens, rather than lanky uninteresting cuttings. Advice needed, thanks in advance.
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    GORDON ALLERTONGORDON ALLERTON
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    in reply to: Port Jackson Fig #296634

    I started this dialogue when I was lucky enough to be given this Port Jackson fig approximately 3 years ago. It was repotted last spring 2020 and I’m about to do some shaping as it is looking a bit misshapen.
    My main question is about the 100 or so cuttings off it that are now 1 and 2 years old. As per pictures, they are all growing without any natural shape to them. Am I best to cut them back hard, below the leaves, or will this kill them? I am wondering how to get them to form compact growth and start to form the into good specimens, rather than lanky uninteresting cuttings. Advice needed, thanks in advance.
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    GORDON ALLERTONGORDON ALLERTON
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    in reply to: Port Jackson Fig #295797

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    One year improving its health
    First wiring effort
    Root prune
    New pot
    Definitely an improvement!

    GORDON ALLERTONGORDON ALLERTON
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    in reply to: Port Jackson Fig #295796

    7499D98A-2653-4A9B-BD06-AF0AC2C676C1.jpeg 5BA33FE0-B742-4EA0-8D24-727DC6E54835.jpeg 0532FF63-90A8-45EA-A356-A6C35700A636.jpeg A55F3969-EEE9-4E96-B3BA-F46F189653E2.jpegFinally took the plunge with my first major effort.
    One year improving its health
    First wiring effort
    Root prune
    New pot
    Definitely an improvement!

    GORDON ALLERTONGORDON ALLERTON
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    Post count: 29
    in reply to: Port Jackson Fig #295794

    7499D98A-2653-4A9B-BD06-AF0AC2C676C1.jpeg 5BA33FE0-B742-4EA0-8D24-727DC6E54835.jpeg 0532FF63-90A8-45EA-A356-A6C35700A636.jpeg A55F3969-EEE9-4E96-B3BA-F46F189653E2.jpegFinally took the plunge with my first major effort.
    One year improving its health
    First wiring effort
    Root prune
    New pot
    Definitely an improvement!

    GORDON ALLERTONGORDON ALLERTON
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    Post count: 29
    in reply to: Port Jackson Fig #295788

    Finally took the plunge with my first major effort.
    One year improving its health
    First wiring effort
    Root prune
    New pot
    Definitely an improvement!

    GORDON ALLERTONGORDON ALLERTON
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    Post count: 29
    in reply to: Port Jackson Fig #295787

    Finally took the plunge with my first major effort.
    One year improving its health
    First wiring effort
    Root prune
    New pot
    Definitely an improvement!

    GORDON ALLERTONGORDON ALLERTON
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    Post count: 29
    in reply to: Port Jackson Fig #295786

    Finally took the plunge with my first major effort.
    One year improving its health
    First wiring effort
    Root prune
    New pot
    Definitely an improvement!

    GORDON ALLERTONGORDON ALLERTON
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    in reply to: Heat Management #295426

    Thanks for the feedback earlier in the year. Have improved the area and have added to my beginners collection. Next job to insulate the fence and reclassify the garage with heat minimising timber.

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    GORDON ALLERTONGORDON ALLERTON
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    in reply to: Heat Management #295430

    Thanks for the feedback earlier in the year. Have improved the area and have added to my beginners collection. Next job to insulate the fence and reclassify the garage with heat minimising timber.

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    GORDON ALLERTONGORDON ALLERTON
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    in reply to: Heat Management #295425

    Thanks for the feedback earlier in the year. Have improved the area and have added to my beginners collection. Next job to insulate the fence and reclassify the garage with heat minimising timber.

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    GORDON ALLERTONGORDON ALLERTON
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    in reply to: Heat Management #294493

    Thanks for the feedback. I am only reasonably new to bonsai, so your advice and suggestions are much appreciated, I have now installed a timber exterior to the colour bond fence as well as on the fibro. With my shelving i have also seperated the planks to allow a 30mm gap between each one. Since doing this the temperature is much reduced and the plants are responding well. Even the flowering apricot is coming back to life, We have also had 180mm of rain in the past 36 hrs which i am sure will help with the bonsai’s. Cheers

    GORDON ALLERTONGORDON ALLERTON
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    in reply to: Heat Management #294488

    Thanks for the feedback. I am only reasonably new to bonsai, so your advice and suggestions are much appreciated, I have now installed a timber exterior to the colour bond fence as well as on the fibro. With my shelving i have also seperated the planks to allow a 30mm gap between each one. Since doing this the temperature is much reduced and the plants are responding well. Even the flowering apricot is coming back to life, We have also had 180mm of rain in the past 36 hrs which i am sure will help with the bonsai’s. Cheers

    GORDON ALLERTONGORDON ALLERTON
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    in reply to: Heat Management #294364

    Thanks for your reply. The plants seem to like the area where they are, it stops the getting the hot afternoon sun. The misting seems to be working, but I will have a think about how I can get more airflow. Only in the learning stage at this point.
    I would really like to come down for a workshop, are there any coming up?

    GORDON ALLERTONGORDON ALLERTON
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    Only started last spring. Have about 30 young trees to work on as well as the fig. Came down to your nursery in September and purchased some tools, a flowering apricot and C Hines Elm. Had a good talk to Sue. I think I will be a regular visitor and customer. Beautiful trees on display. I am going to get in touch with the local Bonsai Club and sign up. I will also be keen to enroll in your lessons.

    GORDON ALLERTONGORDON ALLERTON
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    Only started last spring. Have about 30 young trees to work on as well as the fig. Came down to your nursery in September and purchased some tools, a flowering apricot and C Hines Elm. Had a good talk to Sue. I think I will be a regular visitor and customer. Beautiful trees on display. I am going to get in touch with the local Bonsai Club and sign up. I will also be keen to enroll in your lessons.

    GORDON ALLERTONGORDON ALLERTON
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    Post count: 29

    Only started last spring. Have about 30 young trees to work on as well as the fig. Came down to your nursery in September and purchased some tools, a flowering apricot and C Hines Elm. Had a good talk to Sue. I think I will be a regular visitor and customer. Beautiful trees on display. I am going to get in touch with the local Bonsai Club and sign up. I will also be keen to enroll in your lessons.

    GORDON ALLERTONGORDON ALLERTON
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    Lake Macquarie, NSW

    GORDON ALLERTONGORDON ALLERTON
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    Post count: 29

    Lake Macquarie, NSW

    GORDON ALLERTONGORDON ALLERTON
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    Lake Macquarie, NSW

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