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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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.