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Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Bonsai Wednesday.

Only John again tonight so I got my Berberis in to do a little refinement work on the deadwood.
I shortened and thinned the tall Jin first,then created some hollows in the flat part in the center.

The whole of the deadwood was then given a coat of lime sulpher.

It still needs more work but looks much better for now.

Thanks for your help John.

Carving fun.

As Monday night was a little quiet we decided to have a bit of fun doing some carving.

At the start, a chain saw and a piece of 3 by 2.

First piece carved, a nice bit of drift wood. Just needs the tree added.

Second, a new chopstick ,for teasing out the roots of trees.

An interesting night.

Thursday, 10 January 2019

Bonsai Thursday.

Once again a good day with Dave, we discussed the Larch that I started last week,he liked very much what I had done with the image.

The photo to the right of the tree is before It was styled.

Dave also had a good look at this Privet, to get some ideas of how it will be styled in the future.

Finally, another photo of a Mame Itoigawa,  with a lighter for size.

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Bonsai Wednesday.

As Tony was busy with family, only John came tonight, he did bring a Crab apple that was air layered off a bigger tree, for some advice.

He wanted to know when the best time was to cut it back to promote better back buds.
I said to wait until spring when the tree shows signs of strong growth.

This is a mame size Itoigawa, which was a cutting from a few years ago.You can see the size better in the previous picture.

Starting to take shape now.

Monday, 7 January 2019

Natter night 7th January 2019.

The first natter night of 2019 and it was a very quiet night, with only Ken turning up, and even he did not bring anything to work on. So last week when Dave came over he noticed the bark on his Crab apple was breaking away from the trunk, so tonight I did a bit of exploring to see how far it had gone back.

After a clean up of the dead bark.

The other side.

Also after cleaning.

Even more interest in the trunk now.

Sunday, 6 January 2019

Deadwood work.

I have had a busy day once more, but I did find a little time to do a bit of work on the deadwood on my Larch.

A lot of refinement to do later.

Saturday, 5 January 2019