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Saturday, 20 April 2019

Sunny Saturday.

It had to be done, so as it is a nice sunny day I got the fence paint out and did the benches and fences.
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As I normally do when painting I take the opportunity to rearrange the trees to create a different display.








The trees really do look better with freshly painted benches and backdrop.

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Bonsai Thursday.

Another project today when Dave came over for our usual day of Bonsai.
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He arrived with not one ,but two bags of stuff. The first one was of some Copper Beech saplings from a nursery.


The second one had a pot and a frame work of chopsticks.


We chose the trees and fixed them into the pot.


Which was then filled with compost.


Then we braced the trees into a better position to form this forest planting.


We will let it grow and settle in before any more work is done.

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Bonsai Wednesday.

As I said in a previous post, I was going to do a tidy up on a Boulevard Cypress tonight, well as Tony and John were still away, { bird watching } so did not manage to come tonight, I did the tree.
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The tree as it was last night.


Tonight I started by giving it a light prune, then I cleaned the trunk and deadwood with a light mixed soapy water. the next job was to wash all the algae and soap off it. When it had dried a little I gave the deadwood a coat of Lime Sulpher to seal it again.


It looks much neater now especially after I cleaned the pot. 

Being retired.

Being retired has it's good points and bad points, one good thing is being here to look after my trees, a bad thing is not having enough hours in the day.
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I have been out watering this morning and like to take photos afterwards as the trees look nice and fresh and healthy.




A least I have time for this.

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Boulevard Cypress.

While looking round the garden today I noticed that my Boulevard Cypress was looking about ready for an after winter clean up.
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So just in case there is nothing to do tomorrow night I will save it for then.


The foliage needs a slight trim and the rest just needs a little tlc to tidy it up.

Free Juniper.

I was given this Juniper last night, by an old visitor who was just about giving up Bonsai.
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As the tree was not in a pot I placed it in a plastic bowl after giving it some water.


This morning I found this China Mist pot, which is a bit on the large size for the tree, but will be good as a training pot.


Good job I cleaned out the root ball as there was a lot of garden soil as well as ordinary potting compost. It is now in a really good mix which is free draining and will help the tree to thrive.

Monday, 15 April 2019

Natter night 15th April 2019.

A busy night once more, with four trees being brought along to be worked on.
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Paul M brought two trees to get some advice on, first this Maple had a little wire added then branches were placed to create a slightly better image.


The second one, a small Larch, was worked on.


It was given a slight trim, to show a better shape.


Next we have Sue S, with her nice Hinoki Cypress, getting a clean out of dead foliage.


After work and a clean up of the pot, it looked much better.


This Tanuki Juniper, is another of Graham's trees.


Which he and Boxy did some rewiring on.



They created a rather nice image.


Finally this Juniper was given to me by Bob S who used to come to natter night but has now all but stopped doing Bonsai


Another future project.
Thanks Bob.