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Thursday, 22 September 2016

Bonsai Thursday with Dave.

A really good day with Dave today when we got stuck into the Juniper he brought last week.

Once on the bench we had a good look to see which branches to get rid of.

The big one on the left was first to go.

A change of angle and start to add wire.

More wire and cover a large branch at the back.

Which was also removed.

Almost there.

The basic structure is now formed.

All done in a couple of hours.

Monday, 19 September 2016

Natter night 19th Sept 2016.

A quiet night tonight, with Boxie being in Ireland for the NIBS 30th show, but we still enjoyed the night.

Ken brought his Larch to dewire as it was starting to bite in a little.

He is in there somewhere.

While taking the wire off, this branch just fell off, all on it's own.

I meanwhile did a bit of pruning on this Hemlock.

It now looks much neater after a clip.

I think it is shaping up nicely.

Friday, 16 September 2016

Another project.

Dave has just been and dropped off another project for us to play around with.

A Chinese Juniper, not sure of the variety but there must be a nice tree in there.

It will be a challenge to find it, but a pleasure all the same.

Hawthorn update.

I have just given this Hawthorn a trim, as it was looking a bit shapeless at the moment.



Also thinking of planting in this piece of bogwood.

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Bonsai Thursday with Dave.

I had a good relaxing day with Dave at my house today, he brought this Buxus over on Sunday for me to look at and get some ideas of what to do with it.

It was about five foot high.

After removing quite a lot of the top foliage it is now down to about three foot.

The top's of the three trunks were then Jinned.

The trunks were then wedged apart, just to spread the foliage and allow light to get inside.

We will do some more work in the coming Thursday's.

A good project to keep us busy.

Monday, 12 September 2016

Natter night 12th Sept 2016.

A cloudy but very warm night which was good as Boxie brought his electric bark cleaner for John to do his Pine.

John brought this Pine last week to show it's progress and we noticed the algae that had built up on the bark.

A photo before cleaning.

John in full swing.

After washing using only water and no damage to the bark.

Although this machine vibrates and is quite noisy it does a very good job.

I actually managed to do some work on this Procumbens Juniper tonight and think it is now taking shape.

Still some wiring to do but getting there.

Saturday, 10 September 2016


After the last few weeks of upheaval is this a sign of peace returning to our lives.

I certainly hope so.

Berberis growing well.