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Thursday, 27 July 2017

Playing with the camera.

Once again I have been playing around with the camera today.

How much better do your trees look when photographed with a decent background ?

Itoigawa juniper.

Procumbens juniper.

Cormorant resting on a wrecked boat. One of Dave's carvings.

Bonsai Thursday with Dave.

A very hit and miss day today as regards the weather, every time we ventured outside the studio the rain came down with a vengence, but this did not stop us enjoying our day together.
Dave was very happy with the improvement in his Tanuki Juniper when he saw the result of my work from last week.

With Dave's help I decided to give my Procumbens juniper a trim, as it is starting to look a bit untidy.

After pruning it looks much better.

But it still needs a slight change of planting angle and to be turned a little in the pot.
This will be done in the spring when it is repotted.

The foliage that was removed.

Another good days work.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

A few small ones.

Here are a few photos of some of my smaller trees taken today.
Procumbens Juniper.

Dwarf Japanese Holly.

Itoigawa Juniper.

Hinoki Cypress.

Common Juniper.


Itoigawa Juniper.

All of them are enjoying the summer heat.

Monday, 24 July 2017

Natter night 24th July 2017.

It was another very good night once again as the weather was kind to us and stayed warm and sunny, so we could work outside and enjoy it while we can.

Andy P was the first to arrive, bringing two trees to have some work done.
This first one a Tanuki juniper needed to have a bit of styling done.

After wiring and a clip it looks more refined and a nice image.

The next one a Maple also needed a bit of styling.

Once again after a little wire and a clip.

This Cotoneaster rock planting was next to be worked on.This is one of Ken's trees.

After a light prune this tree also looks better..

Ken was so happy he even made the coffee and tea.

Ken also brought this rock in a pot and a dwarf Fushia to plant into it.

The Fushia was planted into a crevice and a Sekka Hinoki planted alongside.

Quite a nice image when done.

Some good work achieved tonight.

Juniper update.

I have been doing a little more work on Dave's Juniper this morning.

Now looking more compact.

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Wet Saturday.

It has been one of them very wet days once again, but now the rain has stopped, I just can't be bothered to do any work on the trees.

My Dawn Redwood needs a trim.

Swamp Cypress group also needs a trim.

The Larch on the left did get a slight trim, as did the Maple.

Maybe tomorrow I will feel like working on the trees.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Bonsai Thursday with Dave.

Today when Dave arrived I was having a look at this Juniper of his that has been here for a while.
We thought that it has recovered enough and it was time to do a little restyling.

Before work.

After work, just a basic styling was done to allow light into the canopy.

Already a marked improvement and quite a nice image.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Home once more.

We have arrived back home after a few days break at the seaside in Yorkshire.
The weather was great the company good and the break just what we needed.

Natural trees by the sea in brilliant sunshine.

My trees at home, awaiting a thunder storm.

At least I will not have to water them tonight.

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Another treat.

Another treat to myself today.

This nice Japanese pot from Hokaido.

One more for the collection.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Bonsai Thursday with Dave.

A good day with Dave once more.

This Potentilla was rescued from going to the dump a few months ago.

It was potted up and clipped back to some strong growth, then just left to recover.

This morning we decided it had regained enough strength for another clip out.

After the work was done, it now shows an image that could become a nice Shohin sized tree.

Also today this Japanese rose has burst into flower.

Beautiful colour.

A very enjoyable day.

I'm back.

Having been without my computer for over a week, I am now back on line.

A few photos to catch up with what has been going on here at Ronin bonsai.
A little more work on this Juniper.

Andy P starting a bogwood planting.

Paul's Pisifers has been wired and styled.

After styling.

John's Hornbeam.

After a good clip out.

A Lonicera had a good prune.

Small Cotoneaster wired and tweaked.

Things should be back to normal now, hopefully.