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Monday, 5 December 2016

Natter night 5th December 2016.

Fast becoming a regular at Natter night is Robert Porch as he turned up once again, tonight he gave us a lesson on what and when to work on Black Pines. A good lesson, very informative, enjoyed by all who came tonight.

As always the information is invaluable and everyone learned something new.

Robert also inspected my Squamata juniper that I have just wired and styled and gave me the thumbs up.

Just goes to show how much I must have learned.
Praise indeed from someone as good as Robert.


A very cold morning today, even though it is 11-15 it is still frosty, though the sun has just come out.

The Juniper in bogwood looks very cold indeed.

I have also put the heater on in the studio in preparation for natter night tonight.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Perfect match.

I am hoping to match this Bigei pot to my Kokonoe White Pine in Spring time as I think they will look fantastic together.

When I went on the Bjorn workshop in Glasgow recently, I took the Pine and four pots to see which one Bjorn thought would look right and was pleased he thought as I did and picked this Bigei pot.

Roll on Spring.

Saturday, 3 December 2016

On the benches today.

Winter is the season when the trees go to sleep, but they can still be beautiful to look at.

Chinese Juniper.

From the left, Hawthorn,  Squamata and Dawn Redwood.

Acer Palmatum.

Kokonoe White Pine.

Boulevard Cypress.

Just because the are sleeping they still have to be looked after, keep an eye on the weather. I do not mind them getting a bit of frost, but do not like them to be soaked in water, so when we get a lot of rain I usually put the under cover for protection.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Bonsai Thursday with Dave.

Today when Dave came over I was in the process of finishing my Squamata Juniper I started on Monday.

Turned out a lot better than I thought it would.

This was what it was like when I first got it. A bit of a problem to say the least.

Who's a happy boy now then ?

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Squamata update.

I managed to do a little more work on my Squamata Juniper today.

The start.

Last night, the right hand side partially done. 

Today, the left side done.

Viewed from the right side.

Viewed from the left side.

Just the apex to tackle now.

Monday, 28 November 2016

Natter night 28th November 2016.

It was a very cold night, but the banter was very warm and friendly in the studio tonight,with all six visitors who turned up.

Ken M brought this nice Scots Pine to remove the old wire that has been on for some time.

He was assisted by Boxie and intently watched by Andy and Margery.

 Meanwhile John G created a small Shari on his Boulevard Cypress.

Boxie dewired this Squamata Juniper for me last week, so I started to do a rewire tonight.

Almost half way and already starting to look better.

I will try to finish the whole tree sometime this week.