Finally tonight this Sulpher spray Boulevard brought by Paul had a main branch removed, then the only branch left was pulled down to open up the foliage. Paul then set about cleaning out some die back to let some light into the canopy.
Saturday saw three car loads descend on Scotland once more, for a visit to see Robert Porch and also call in to Wattston Bonsai.For three people, Tommy, Sasha and Sue, it was their first time, but probably not the last as they really enjoyed the day.
Sue Being given the tour by Robert.
Tommy seems to be praying for help.
Another good day, thanks for the hospitality to Robert and Dougie.
A very good night again with seven visitors including Margery, who missed last weeks exam, but did not get away with it this week.
I set her the same task, to choose a Cotoneaster, wire and style it. But me being me I did not get an after photo of it.
Tony W brought this Small Juniper for some advice about where to start it on it's Bonsai journey.
So after a clean up of the Nebari and a clip out, you can see a tree image starting to appear.
I must also say sorry to Tony as when I was clipping some of the small roots off the surface he got a bit to close with his hand and I managed to slice his thumb.He should have known better when I am in full flow with a pair of shear's
Having missed last months workshop, it was really nice to be back, passing on the knowledge I have picked up on my journey through Bonsai to people just starting out.It was also nice to see a tree that started as a Bonsai in my garden quite a few years ago, then it was passed on to a new owner. It turned up at today's workshop, now owned by newcomer Bob.
This Juniper has been left too long without being trimmed, so after a good clip and a few bits of wire I have given Bob some advice about where to go with the tree in the future.