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Saturday, 28 June 2014

Workshop at Ronin. Part one.

For the first time we have had a workshop day with Robert Porch here at Ronin and what a day it was for all those attending.
There were four of my regular visitors who come to my Monday night natter and boy did they enjoy the day.

Sue was the first to get the workshop started, on a Shohin Trident Maple.

Robert showed her how to defoliate and shorten the long branches.

Now very much more compact, this will also make it produce a second flush of leaves.

Next up was this White Pine which Ken brought.

After a good look Robert set him the task of wiring the whole tree.

After tweaking, here are two photos of the image that emerged.

This Juniper was the next tree to be worked, so after Margery had wired it Robert placed the branches and clipped it.

Another very nice image.

Margery's second tree is this Hawthorn.

After placing the branches and changing the planting angle the tree looked much more balanced.

Bob's trees that needed to have some work done.

He started with this Larch.

Look how it turned out.

He also had a little work done on this Hornbeam.

Ken;s second tree an Azalea was given to Mike B to wire.
You can hear what he was thinking,{ where do I start }

But start he did and made a very good job of it too.

Then Robert put his mark on it.

Yet another nice image to be refined over the next few seasons.

Sue;s second tree of the day, this Shohin Hinoki Cypress.

Which was wired and tweaked, how much more compact does it look now.

Even Fudge the cat enjoyed the day.
Though he did sleep most of the time.

Part two coming soon.

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