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Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Itoigawa Juniper.

Last night I did some work on this Itoigawa Juniper.
Before work looking a bit untidy.

After cleaning and wiring , starting to look better.

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Another bargain.

As it is raining once more I have been in the studio having a play around with this bar stool.

What can you do with a bar stool apart from sit on it?

Well my wife found this lazy-susan at the hospice charity shop and bought it for three pounds.
I have screwed it to the seat of the stool and now it is a good turn table at a nice height.

Still raining.

More pruning.

I have been doing a bit of pruning this morning on a couple of Junipers.
Common Juniper before trimming.

After a trim.

Common Juniper number two, before trimming.

After trimming and the weeds removed.

Wedding car.

For my daughter's wedding last week, my younger brother supplied the car to take me and her to the venue, and what a way to arrive.

Bob and I posing.

But the car, a 1947 Nash 600, was the star.

Natter night 18th June 2018.

The night started a little quiet then Ken and new boy Graham W { Andy P's son in law } arrived at the same time. Graham has taken over Andy's trees and wants to learn how to look after them properly, he brought a pine that had blown over and broken the pot, so the first job was to pot it into a new one.

Boxy showed Graham how to pot the pine without disturbing the roots, which are growing very well.
It will be given a full repot next Spring.

Graham and Boxy admiring their handiwork.The Rock buns were lovely Graham, thanks.

This tree will form into a very nice image when styled.

Ken brought his Common Juniper back for further wiring and styling.

After the work it looks much more compact.

John G brought this Red Pine to show us the results of  his recent pruning.

New buds starting to appear.

Sunday, 17 June 2018

3D Dragon.

A prezzie from my son for fathers day. Printed on a 3D printer then hand painted.


By recovering, I mean me not the trees, after all that has been happening over the last few weeks it was nice to get a pair of shears out and do a little clipping.

Hemlock looking neater.


Dawn Redwood.



Willow experiment seems to be working.

Normality reigns again.