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    Ficus tigerbark progress

    Hi everyone. I got this tigerbark since 2017. First Picture is from the first days i got this ficus. When i look here, i notice it hasnt grown much. It had small pots and worse soil medium i guess. Now, it has a bigger pot and better soil i believe. I made a drill graft a few weeks ago. Now, i...
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    5yr Native Tree Challenge - Boguz's Phillyrea (mock privet)

    I had this phillyrea last year, but did nothing, just threw into my garden :) It is the biggest tree i have, so i am little confused with my plans on this. I believe it has a potential with a nice taper form. So, it might be a good idea sharing progress of my tree in this long term contest.
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    Olive tree -2

    Hey nuts This is my second olive i got this year. In my other post, comments changed my mind about tree's design. So, i want to see your views again☺️ This olive is more taper, here i wired lowest branch but maybe i dont need it, i am not sure. Thanks
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    Olive tree

    Hey nuts. This olive is in this pot for 2 years. I like its shape but i have some problems with brunches. It has several brunches coming from each buds. Should i decrease them to 1, what do you think? Thanks
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    Trident drill graft

    Hey... Here is my trident, i like its nebari. But it seems need more branches. I am planing to make a drill graft as in pictures. What do you think guys?
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    Broom style help

    Hi nuts I ve been doing a broom style for the firsr time. I just wired this elm. I left 3 branches as leaders (blue marked) and rest of them downwards. I would be happy if any tips here. Thanks
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    Phillyrea (mock privet)

    Hi nuts Last years yamdori phillyrea (not sure its common name, its in olive family). It has a natural conic shape (it might be a plant tumor maybe). Its growing slow for now, but i like its potential. If you have any comments i ll be happy :)
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    My bougainvilleas

    Hello nuts Here are my 2 bougies i purchased last year. I am not experienced on them, just trying to keep them green for now. If you have any advice it ll be great. Thanks
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    Air layering Trident maple

    Hello Last week i air-layered my trident. I used spagnum moss and cocopeat as layering medium. I hope i'll share good results :)
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    Air Layering Thuja

    Hello nuts My Thuja's base was good and it was too tall, so i air layered it. I used spaghnum moss and some cocopeat as layering medium, and also some rooting powder. It is first time i am air layering a conifer, so i hope it Works :)
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    Boguz JBP seed contest

    Hi mates My seeds arrived me a little late ? But i am here for learning, so its good. I soaked my seeds yesterday. I am not sure how long they are going to be there☺ Good luck to everyone, but mostly for me☺
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    3 wild olives

    Hi mates I got 3 wild olives from a friend. He bought those yamadori trees from a bazaar last year. They are not so green, so they need some time for root development i guess. First 2 ones have nice nebari. But they have bad grafting scars :( I am not sure if i can hide them by carving. You...
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    ulmus mallsai

    Hi guys One of my friend gave me her ulmus as she knows i am nut with bonsais :) I know these mallsais are bad with design & soil. I want to just keep it alive, and maybe in a few years i can make an airlayer at this bad angle! For now, I cleaned dried branches. And planning to dig it into a...
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    My small Bougainvillea

    Hi guys. Last week i got this bougainvillea from a nursary. I made some little cuts, tried to keep its natural shape. Do you have any ideas Thanks
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    Hello Yesterday i got this crassula at a very nice price, 10$. It doesn't seem so healty, but it seems very old. It is my first crassula, i am not sure what to do. Yes it is not as easy as portulacaria afra for bonsai shapes, but i feel something can be done
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    Newbei Thuja

    Hello I got this thuja from a neighbour. Its nebari is so beautiful. I didn't see much thuja bonsai. Do you guys have any ideas? I choped it not short for now. I found those last 2 pictures, seems i have a long way
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    Cypress or juniper?

    Hi guys I got this plant from a local nursey last week, as a juniper. But it also looks like hinoki cypress. Do you guys know it? Thanks
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    Olive tree

    Hi all Here is my ugly olive tree. It has aprox. 12cm of trunk. One main side of the branch is dead, so i ll cut it off or maybe i ll try some carvings.
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    Olive tree

    Hi all Here is my little olive tree. It has all the right branches that i want. I will repot and put some good soil in early spring.
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    Ulmus (semi cascade)

    Hi all Here is my ulmus tree. It has approx. 10cm of trunk. I want to work semi cascade with this tree. There is no wiring done on this tree, just cut&grow.
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    Gumwood (Pistacia lentiscus, Mastic)

    Hi all Here is my mastic tree progression. Yes, its thin and doesn't have a great nebari, but i like its gum odor after trimming or watering. I will work with this one as a mame bonsai in the future, maybe. 09.08.2015 10.09.2015 28.02.2016 17.07.2016
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    Ligustrum (privet)

    Hi guys. One more plant, a ligustrum from spring. I dont know its species, japonicum or chinese, or another. Again i pruned them hard. Didn't split them because i was a little late, so next year i will separete them. Maybe i try semi cascade in one of them. It grows so fast, so maybe i do "cut...
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    Pittosporum undulatum

    Hi everyone. I bought this pittosporum in spring and made a heavy prune. Actually my plans were much more different when i bought this tree but its where i am now. I am new to bonsai, so i am always in dilemmas :) Any ideas for me guys. 20.02.2016 28.02.2016 And first heavy prune...
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    In early spring, i bought this cotoneaster from a local nursery. I like its trunk&bark, it looks old. But i guess it wasnt so healthy, no buds & few leaves. I gave humic acid in every 2 weeks and fertilizers. Now it looks better i guess, and hope i can reach my target :) I am not experienced a...
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    pyracantha sparkler - informal upright

    Hi everyone And my other nursery is an pyracantha. I loved its nebari a lot, and also it has an natural "S"shape, so wanted to try an informal upright. If there are any advice, it would be great to hear as a newbie here :)
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