Sumo and Son Olive

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Sumo and Son Olive

Postby alpinebonsart » Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:34 am

This olive is one of the many i collected back in July 09 and planted into a planter bag until a design was finally chosen .
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Collected 4/7/09 and soak in Seasol power feed
It is approx' 1200mm high multi trunked with a nice little tree at the base
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potted into a 350mm planter bag
.After considering all possible styles i chose a Sumo , with a base of 250mm x 200mm , i removed the 2 trunks at the base and allowed the tree to grow on .
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6 months after it was Chopped and wired and allowed to grow on
Some hook and hold wires were placed on several branches to hold them down in the desired position
Last edited by alpinebonsart on Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:00 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Sumo Olive

Postby alpinebonsart » Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:44 am

These pics are before trimming and
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potting into a bonsia pot
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Re: Sumo Olive

Postby alpinebonsart » Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:57 am

Potted up with the suckers removed and a quick trim . The pot is for training purposes only as it was the only one big enough to cater for the base . The tree measures 500mm wide x 350mm deep x 300mm high , exposed base is 200mm x 150mm and the training pot is 380mm x 280mm x120mm .It will be allowed to settle down and grow on before wiring and carving takes place .The tree needs rotating at least 30-50 degrees as it sits in the pot ,however the large base wont allow it in the current pot .Cheers and happy Bonsai . Alpineart
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