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Thursday, 26 April 2018

Hemlock rewire.

I really must be in the mood for Bonsai at the moment as I have been back in the studio tonight for an couple of hours.
This Hemlock was the focus of my attention, it was dewired a while ago and is now budding up nicely. So now was the time to rewire it.

I have not finished yet, but should find some time to do so tomorrow.

Just some fine wiring to do to the left side.

Bonsai Thursday with Dave.

When Dave arrived today Dev's Taxus was still in the studio, so Dave had a good look at it and liked the way it was shaping up.

The tree as it was left last night.

As Dev had left his wire here, we decided to add some more.

I wired and Dave styled.

Getting close now.

Finished for now and a nice image has emerged.

A really good day, which Dave and I enjoyed very much.

Bonsai Wednesday.

Last night was a busy night once more when Dev brought a nice Taxus over to have a first styling done.

This tree was collected four years ago and left to recover since then.

The first job was to carve a more natural top to the trunk, where the tree was cut when collected.

Then the wiring started.

I managed to get about half way through wiring. Here you can see where I added some guy wires to the left side.

A good job started and a nice image emerging.
We will carry on next Wednesday and try to finish it then.

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Procumbens / Hinoki.

I have been playing around again, this time with a Procumbens juniper and a small Hinoki cypress.

Monday, 23 April 2018

Natter night 23rd April 2018/

The night started off wet, then the wind got up and it turned quite cold, but we still had a good night.

I noticed today that this Procumbens juniper was not getting wet after it had been raining for an hour of fairly heavy rain.. Also that it was difficult to get the compost wet, so I decided to give it a repot, just as well I did as the compost inside the pot was still dry.

Now in a new pot with new compost and the water now soaks into it easily.

My wife grows veggies in the greenhouses in the summer, so I also cleaned out one of them today, which involved taking this bench out.

Waste not want not, it is now outside with trees on. Gives me more room to display them.

Quite a busy day once more, but I enjoyed it all the same.

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Getting dark.

As it was getting dark I decided to have a little play with the camera.

Turned out nice.

Friday, 20 April 2018


I have just given this Berberis a small trim this morning as it is growing really well.

A very chunky tree.