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Author:  Mark D [ 29 Jul 2020, 12:30 ]
Post subject:  Hello from Sheffield!

Hello All
Just thought I’d drop a post in here to introduce myself (and get my post count up!)
At risk of duplicating some info from my post in the ‘Help for All’ section, I was given a Chinese Elm around 20 years ago, which I promptly killed but not before I had taken a couple of cuttings.
Happily these cuttings (and multiple further cuttings thereof!) are still with me, and after an uneducated attempt at keeping some in bonsai pots a few years ago (didn’t last long unfortunately) I am now much better informed and have potted this year Chinese Elm, Cotoneaster, Pyracantha & Ficus - all appear to be thriving up to now!!
These all came from cuttings, and may never win any beauty contests, but having stuck with me over quite a few years now, and through three house moves finally to a house with a reasonable sized garden, I am quite attached!

I have had a couple of Oaks in plant pots for 15ish years now, which are gradually working their way towards bonsai pots, and have kept 3 Hawthorns scavenged from the garden hedge in plant pots for a couple of years which are subject to my regular pruning and are edging that way too.
I may even be brave enough to add some photos here as everyone seems friendly/realistic with constructive comments!

I have actually spent some money on a Larch now, which has a reasonable sized trunk and hopefully plenty of potential, [url]viewtopic.php[/url] so pushing myself a bit and looking forward to seeing how I can develop this, and will no doubt be picking people’s brains on a regular basis.
I have looked interestedly at http://www.southyorksbonsai.org.uk for quite a while and appreciate this would be a great way to develop my knowledge and meet others, maybe if/when meetings restart I will get to one of these groups.

In general, i find the propagation and growing 'easier' than the styling/design, so that's something that I am really trying to get a better feel for - the photo's shared on here really help, as do the odd visits to Greenwoods & last week's opportunistic stop off at Devon Bonsai Nursery.
Thanks for all the information & photo’s shared on here, they are very helpful and inspiring.


Cheers
Mark

Author:  Mark D [ 29 Jul 2020, 13:29 ]
Post subject:  Re: Hello from Sheffield!

Meant to add, other projects in development this year trying air layers for the first time, in an attempt to get more advanced material to work with a bit quicker, and annoying the Mother in Law with bits of moss filled plastic round her prize Acer & Wisteria!

Author:  Gary Jones [ 29 Jul 2020, 15:13 ]
Post subject:  Re: Hello from Sheffield!

Welcome to weetrees.

When I started I was annoyed at not having done 5 posts and so needing to wait for approval. But after the initial hurdle it all seemed to get a bit out of hand very quickly. :grin:

Author:  daryl [ 29 Jul 2020, 15:44 ]
Post subject:  Re: Hello from Sheffield!

Gary Jones wrote:
Welcome to weetrees.

When I started I was annoyed at not having done 5 posts and so needing to wait for approval. But after the initial hurdle it all seemed to get a bit out of hand very quickly. :grin:


:07hysterical:

Author:  Brendan [ 06 Aug 2020, 11:20 ]
Post subject:  Re: Hello from Sheffield!

Welcome

Why not create a post for each of your trees? That way you can have annual updates and get advice and suggestions as you go along. I have threads going back years, and I am reminded constantly how valuable the advice from this forum has been.

Author:  Will [ 06 Aug 2020, 19:44 ]
Post subject:  Re: Hello from Sheffield!

hello and welcome

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