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Friday, 31 July 2015

A view from above.

Here is another view of my benches from a little higher than usual.

Just wish the sun was out.

Thursday, 30 July 2015

My Junipers today.

I have been taking some photos of my Junipers while the sun was shining.

My Largest Itoigawa.

A smaller version.

Common Juniper.

My large Squamata.

Medium sized Squamata.

Small Squamata.

A Kifu sized Itoigawa.

Yet another one.

And another.

Procumbens Juniper, needs a clip.

Procumbens growing well.

Despite the weather this year, they all seem to be growing quite good.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Natter night 27th July 2015.

A very quiet night with no trees so I managed to get some work done on one of my Squamata Junipers.

This is how it was before any work.

This tree has been created from just two branches, which emerge from the trunk on the left side.
One was taken up to form the top section, the other across and down .

As there are no actual branches to the right of the trunk I think I have managed to create a very nice image and a well balanced tree.

I am very pleased with the way this tree is improving every season.

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Perfect end.

A perfect end to a great day, the sky looked like it was on fire.

Dual visit.

When I was at Kirkley Hall show today I met up with John H and his good lady, who invited me back to their home to see John's trees.

Bonsai looking good John.

John also took me for a walk around some of the Wallington estate to see the really mature trees.

Cedar of Lebanon.

The house.

Four Dragons, or is that five?

Some nice Maples.

Even the Rhubarb grows big there!!!

My thanks to John and his good lady for a great afternoon.

Akamatsu Bonsai at Kirkley Hall.

I have been over to Northumbria today to Kirkley Hall, to see the great North  Koi and Bonsai show, and what a good day it was.

I did not see very many Koi but the Bonsai were good.
The light was not to good , hence the slightly dark photos.

The small sales area.

I also bumped into some old friends the I had not seen for some time.
It's nice to catch up and have a natter .

Thank you for the warm welcome Rob.

Friday, 24 July 2015

A look round my garden.

I have had a walk round my garden, with the camera of course.

The relaxing area, complete with Bamboo.

Storage and winter protection Area.

Now the display benches.

The Zelkova I was given a short time ago.

Outside the shade house.

Inside the shade house.

My wife uses these green houses in summer for veg growing.

I some times use them in Winter to protect my trees.