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Post  wildfig on Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:32 pm

I found 3 big ficus in a corner of a garden centre. They had been neglected and their roots were growing out of the pots. They were at least 3 metres tall. The owner wanted to get rid of them and gave them to me for 10 euro each. She had a shock when I arrived with a saw and cut off all the branches.
One didn't survive. I'm training one as a bunyan style. This is the other one after 3 years of training.

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Branch lowered from above and grafted.

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Re: Ficus

Post  Savvas P. on Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:45 pm

As far as the shock situation?i belived it happened to all of us...As far as the Ficus?With the material you have you are doing just fine Christo,and i am sure as the years pass things will get better.

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Post  Greg on Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:23 pm

I like it. do you defoliate your ficus?

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Post  stavros on Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:38 am

nice ficus
not my cup of tea (i tend to dislike tropicals) Smile Smile

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Re: Ficus

Post  wildfig on Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:54 pm

Thanks guys.
They are vigorous trees and they need frequent defoliation.
Not my favourite either Stavros but I'm rather opportunistic as far as bonsai are concerned and if I come across any tree with bonsai potential I will have a go and see what happens.

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Re: Ficus

Post  my nellie on Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:47 pm

I would suggest that you try to develop aerial roots. I am sure these will add to your design.

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