Overall, I am pretty pleased with the results for a first time rough carving. This helps the mods ensure that correct information is being presented. This had previously been below soil level and was a large mass of live and deadwood that had created many interesting hollows and shapes. All articles and images by Harry Harrington unless otherwise indicated. You should clean up as much of the soft punky wood as possible, then treat it with a wood hardener or marine epoxy. Check for rot in future.
What a great looking piece. Use of Text or Images contained within this website is strictly prohibited without the express permission of Harry Harrington. Privet are VERY easy to collect – they hardly need roots so you can take a small root ball. In the mean time I’d try to get some of those branches pulled down. This is my first picture of it from about a year ago. Forums New posts Search forums. March ; the tree was planted into its new pot and pruned back hard.
Wilson Omono Mar 22, In my dremel rotary tool I used an ordinary drill bit that could easily remove the soft and pulpy wood, but wouldn’t remove the stronger hard wood that hadn’t started to rot.
Privet Bonsai Progression Series
The following developement needs to take much longer but the process is “To build bulk in branches and taper above the carved area. Thank you for the advice. August ; after defoliating all but the smallest leaves, the increased ramification of this bonsai can easily be seen. I wish I had found this forum two years ago.
Right, or maybe bring a branch around if it has enough flex. The trunk turned out to be completely hollow; having loosened the rotted wood with the dremel, the loosened chips of wood had to be literally spooned out of the hollow! August isn’t a good time of the year to dig up trees.
Privet Bonsai Progression Series- Part Two
They would have been close to 10 years old, 8 ft high, would have been some good beginner material. Winters are not extreme maybe the lowest temperatures would be around -5 degrees celcius. Flair is required if you are giving advice. You should clean up as much of the soft punky wood as possible, then treat it with a wood hardener or marine epoxy. If you forget to slather herbicide on the stump, they’ll resprout with incredible bonnsai Soldano Omono Jun 25, For more information, check out the Nursery Stock Contest page in the wiki.
If the water was not allowed to drain out of the centre of the tree, the remaining deadwood would soon rot away. One of the trees had one long tap roots and very few small roots but had an extremely large trunk about 17cm in diameter. LanceMac10 Masterpiece Jul 16, This had previously been below soil level and was a large mass of live and deadwood that had created many interesting hollows and shapes.
By May all of the collected stumps had sprouted well and were growly strongly. That’s what I read it as meaning anyway! By this time I had decided that the reverse side of seriees stump would make the best bonsai.
What a great looking piece.
March ; the tree was planted into its new pot and pruned back hard. As seires mentioned, the new shoots are the best for wiring but they thicken very slowly.
Privet early progression and planning (advice appreciated) | Bonsai Nut
The foliage mass was then rewired and the bonsai fed heavily through the following Spring and Summer of to increase the ramification of the branches.
The more I tried to remove the rot the more holes I made and eventually I thought I would end up with no tree. Messages Likes Location Hamburg, northern Germany.
To this end I chopped back all of the tall trunks. The centre of the tree was by this time completely hollow and large enough to fit my hand inside. It was removed from the ground and placed in an aquarium baskets with Boon’s mix and some overlying spagnum moss.
Please note that in the UK, August is often warm and humid but the heat of the Summer has often passed and so it is possible to repot Privet. The top of the tree which you posted has a large branch which might have been left to thicken for maybe years, if I am wrong please correct me.
Use of Text or Images contained within this website is strictly prohibited without prive express permission of Harry Harrington. Roots are also bursting out of the container. That man is a legend with carving though, wow.
Use of Text or Seriies contained within this website is strictly prohibited without the express permission of Harry Harrington. After a few Winter frosts have caused many of the leaves to fall naturally Privet are semi-deciduous.
Lars I think your idea of rotating the viewing-side leads to a better way. He doesn’t do any explanation during the carving, and afterwards he more explains the effect of the carving Smaller Yard Privet progression. This is my first picture of it from about a year ago. Every second year I’d swap the hedge trimmer for the chain saw and cut them down a third.
And I’m right here to tell you the berries are just about all gone. Will get some pics next time I’m there. Are you trying to save enough water bottles to build your own island too? The new branches that appear are very rigid and I tried to slightly bend one and it came off from the trunk so wiring might be difficult. Here is the same tree the following Spring. Topics of frequent interest What are bonsai and how are they developed?
There is an additional resources page in the wiki. Waheedy on Sun Dec 11, 1: They dont rot easely, if kept dry, I assume that the rotting piece was original below soil surface.