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Friday, 13 July 2018

Procumbens juniper on Bogwood .

A short video of my Procumbens juniper that was planted into a big piece of Bogwood on Thursday 12th July 2018.

It only took two hours and about six pieces of wire to create this stunning image.

Thursday, 12 July 2018

John's Hawthorn.

As John was otherwise engaged last night, he came tonight instead, he brought another of his Hawthorn's for some work to be done.

This is before any work, I like the Walsall pot.

After work, looking much neater and compact.

He was pleased with the result.

Bonsai Thursday with Dave.

I was busy watering the trees this morning when Dave arrived, a lot earlier than normal, I since found out why.

Dave is much like I am, impatient, so we decide to put together this bogwood and the Procumbens Juniper.

The Juniper.

Only four pieces of wire and what a result.

The bogwood is a meter long and the tree fitted it perfectly.
All that is needed now is plenty of good after care and a lot of luck.

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Bonsai Wednesday.

As Tony is on holiday and John is staying home to watch some kids playing football on the TV, I have been left on my own tonight.

So what to do ?
Grab a pair of shears and do some trimming on my trees.
My Dawn Redwood was looking a little untidy, with all the new growth.

It did not take long with a sharp pair of shears, but looks a lot neater.

Now I can go watch Top Gear.

Monday, 9 July 2018

Natter night 9th July 2018.

The sun continued to shine on another busy night of Bonsai and coffee and banter.

Robert brought back his Itoigawa juniper, that we started two weeks ago, to have more work done.
He had wired quite a lot of the branches, but was not sure about the apex branches.

The back of the tree.

We decided the branch on the bottom left was no good for the final image, so it would be turned into Jin.

Which was Robert's next lesson.

The final image for now, I think this tree will continue to improve over the next couple of years, but looks good now.

Ken M brought back his White pine in this broken pot, to be slip potted into another pot.

Did I say broken, I should have said smashed.

The Pine in the new pot.

Robert also brought a couple of small Procumbens junipers he bought at a local garden center, to see if they had any potential as Bonsai.
I  talked him through how to decide the style that would suit the tree and how to find it.

After finding the trunk line it was decided to go for a semi cascade style.

After removing even more foliage we can now see a very basic outline forming.

More home work wiring for Robert.

Sunday, 8 July 2018

Bonsai Sunday.

I am getting to like having a son in law as today he came over and painted the display benches and the fence behind them for me.
He saved me a lot of work and made a very good job of them. They look a lot tidier now.

The trees look like a woodland sitting on the tables.

This is better, back on the benches.

By this time the sun was going down.

Thanks Chris.

Saturday, 7 July 2018


This Cotoneaster is growing well and becoming a rather nice image.