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Juniper Workshop - Saturday March 9th (18 Feb 2019)

Join our exclusive Juniper workshop feature Leong Kwong.

Saturday 9th March, 2019 10am at the Bonsai South Nursery (114-116 The Boulevarde, Caringbah NSW 2229)
Call to reserve your space – call (02) 9531 4589

Hurry as space is limited! To reserve your spot call (02) 9531 4589 .

www.bonsaisouth.com.au/bonsai-workshop-juniper/

Survey question, what Ficus do you grow?

8 years 7 months ago #19834 by Shannon young
My favourite ficus are QSL (Eugenoides or Obliqua) then willow leaf (Nerifolia) I also grow ficus rubiginosa, ficus retusa, Tiger bark, Green Island and one ficus virens.

.....BONSAI ON THE BRAIN.....

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8 years 7 months ago #19840 by Jerry Meislik
Thanks Shannon and Fabrice for your input.
Fabrice you do have quite a huge assortment of Ficus.
How long have you been growing these materials from seed?
How about sharing with us your growing area?
Jerry

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8 years 7 months ago #19841 by Fabrice Decroix
With pleasure Jerry.
My first planting date of 2000 and 2001. It was the ficus natalensis, burtt-davyi, racemosa.
Since I sow I find new species and I can not throw, so I'm cutting too. For my growing area, it's summer in France, the most part of plants are outside, all over my garden.
Then I put pictures in this post here?

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8 years 7 months ago #19842 by Jerry Meislik
Fabrice,
so your trees are outside in the summer, and how do you treat them in the winter indoors under lights, greenhouse?
To show us your growing area perhaps start another thread and post pictures.
Thanks.
Jerry

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8 years 7 months ago #19865 by Anthony W
Hi Jerry,
Living in the southern part of New South Wales, I grow...

Port Jackson
Port Jackson (Little Ruby)
Tiger
Green Island
Formosama
Nerifolia

I find all above grow very well in my area, but I'm weary of Green Island with the moisture, having experienced what Peter has, but might have overcome this problem using the new medium for me Diatomite - we'll see. Also look forward to hopefully picking up some Queensland Figs in the near future.

Cheers Anthony

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8 years 7 months ago #19880 by Jerry Meislik
Thanks Anthony.
Jerry

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8 years 7 months ago #19937 by Graeme
Like all the others here I have, at one time or another, grown all the Ficus mentioned. Having lived in Darwin for many years I was well and truelly spoilt by the Tropical climate, however my all time favorite Ficus for Bonsai is still Ficus rubiginosa
'Umberlata', a tree I have mentioned in previous posts and a tree I obtained from Adelaide originally. Umberlata displays all the great things about rubiginosa plus the added benifit of having small leaves to start with. I have seen a couple of Adelaide Bonsai with leaves about te size of a match head - fantastic. Have to arrange a pre- Christmas trip to Adelaide for some seed collecting I think.

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8 years 7 months ago #19940 by Jerry Meislik
Graeme,
That "umbelata"? sounds fascinating.
Can you post shots of the umbelata species. Close up of the leaves etc. Perhaps start a new discussion line?
I am intrigued by yet another Ficus species that works up well for bonsai.
Can you point me to previous discussions on this material.
Thanks.
Jerry

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