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Sunday, 16 September 2018

Bigei pot.

One of my favorite pots by one of my favorite potters.

The quality is something else.


Boulevard Cypress, then and now.

One of my Boulevard Cypress about one year after collecting from a garden.

These next two photos  are after the first styling.

Finally how it looks this morning.

Growing really well and healthy.

Saturday, 15 September 2018


I think the bugs know that winter is coming along early this year as they seem to be busy in the garden getting ready.

There seems to be a lot of spiders and moths this year, as well as green fly and other pests.
So I have been fighting back with a good bug spray.

This Hemlock is one that the green fly seems to like.

Nothing much bothers my Dawn Redwood.

Itoigawa juniper growing well.

Finally, some of the trees I am taking to the boot sale at Doncaster.

Hope to see lots of old friends and make some new ones as well.

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Bonsai Thursday.

I have been looking forward to Dave arriving today, so that we could put together the Procumbens Juniper and the piece of driftwood that we prepared.

The driftwood fixed into the pot.

The tree.

Brought together.

The rear view.

After a clip and some wire added.

A nice image for a first styling.

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Bonsai Wednesday.

My normal Wednesday Bonsai night with Tony and John resumed tonight, but only Tony brought any trees.

The two trees Tony brought are the Potentila,s on the bench. So I gave him something to practice on, my Potentila which needed some wire removed.

Number one from Tony.

Number two, I think they will both make nice trees.

My tree before any work.

After the wire was removed and a slight trim.

The view from the other side.

Coming along nicely.

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

New equipment.

A new piece of equipment for the studio.
Rise and fall turn table, it also locks to keep the tree in position.

It will be very useful for Ken and make life easier.
I may even get to use it sometime.

Monday, 10 September 2018

Natter night 10th September 2018.

Despite the weather [ it is chucking it down ] there was four visitors turned up for the first Bonsai night since my holiday.
Graham brought this Taxus, which has grown quite a lot since it was last worked on.

So after a good look at it, Graham started to add some wire.

Meanwhile Ken brought his Juniper group back for yet another good clip out, which he and Boxy set about.

After clipping Ken needed a cup of tea to recover.

Almost there with the Taxus.

Finished for now and looking much neater.

Ken also brought this Picea, which has just been saved from a garden, to see if it would be any good as a Bonsai. Yes it will be when it recovers from the collection process.

The rain tried to dampen the night, but we still had a really good time.

Nice to be with friend's working on Bonsai once more.