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Monday, 18 February 2019

Natter night 18th February 2019.

Cool , blowing a gale and wet, but a good night in the studio with Robert, Boxy and Ken.

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I showed this small Blackthorn to Robert, who liked it very much, it has been in the pot a couple of years and not had anything done to it. So I put some wire on and passed it over to Robert to tweak into it's first ever styling.


Now it has the making of a nice image.


Then Ken arrived with this Pine, which he got a lot of information off Robert about.


Still a long way to go but if Ken follows Rob's talk it will come on quite quick.


Saturday, 16 February 2019

Viewing stones.

Another use for pots is to place a nice stone into them and maybe use them as an accent when displaying trees.
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Both pots are Walsall Studio Ceramics.

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Bonsai Thursday.

Had a really good morning with Dave, talking about our trip to Belgium last weekend. We also had a look at the trees and noticed this Larch was in the process of coming to life once more.
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With the new buds starting to show the golden tips, I thought it was time for a new pot.


Now in an Ian Baillie pot and looking very sweet and settled.


I love the Spring time.

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Bonsai Wednesday.

Tonight I got back into the swing of normality when John and Tony came over for a Bonsai night.
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Tony was the first to arrive with his Tanuki Juniper, which was in need of some work on the drift wood, it was starting to get soft in places. So I got him to give it a coat of tree resin to put some body back into the wood.



It will be left for a couple of days to soak in, then will be given a good coat of lime sulpher to protect from further damage.


Then John came with this Larch, which belongs to Alan J who lives next door to him.
It needed to be given some wire and a basic styling.


So I got started.



Finally this basic image emerged.


We looked for a pot for it, not now,
 but for the Spring time.


A good night's work.

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

New pots from Belgium.

My collection has grown a little larger after our trip to Belgium.
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When I get my self recovered I will sort out the cabinet for them .

Trade stands at the Trophy.

I did manage to pick up some supplies from the traders at the show.
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Andy Pearson with Robert Porch


Some of Andy's pots.










I tried to support as many of the traders as I could.
Thank you one and all.