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Friday, 16 November 2018

John's Boulevard.

 An update on John's Boulevard.

This is the tree after the first time I styled it in May this year.

When John brought it on Wednesday, it had put on loads of new growth.

After a light prune, coming along nicely.

Less than six months.

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Bonsai Wednesday.

Both Tony and John brought trees tonight, John also brought a Larch that belongs to Andy J.
I promised Andy I would give this Larch a rewire for him.

So I got started on it.

The finished tree.

This is one of two Potentila that Tony brought.

It had some thick branches removed before a little wire was added by Tony.

As did this second one.

Hoping for a good season next year.

John's tree, a Boulevard Cypress, back for another light prune.

I got John in the photo to show the size, this tree is becoming better with each pruning.

A very busy night, enjoyed by all.

Monday, 12 November 2018

Natter night 12th November 2018.

Wet, wet ,wet but it did not dampen the spirits of my visitors tonight.
This was the only tree brought tonight, a Squamata juniper,which needed the wire removed.

Robert [ Dave ] came down to see us once more. Here he is looking at a Potentila, as he has two at home that need to be started on their journey to become Bonsai.

As there was not much to do with trees it turned into a reading room.

Meanwhile Graham got on with removing wire from the Squamata.

Even though there was not a lot of work done, it was still an enjoyable night.

Saturday, 10 November 2018

Dining out.

Kath and I went out for a birthday meal tonight at a very nice Indian restaurant and boy what a great meal we had.

We were not to sure from the outside.

But on entering the table was all ready for us.

The chef reminded me of someone.

Joking aside, it was one of the best meals I have ever had.

Thank you very much Mike and Marzena for a really good night.

Just in case you don't recognize him , it's Boxy. 

One year on.

Well I survived my first year of being retired and I have enjoyed every day of it.

Friday, 9 November 2018

Lovely night.

What a lovely night we are having tonight.

They are not stars, it's rain

Another coffee and an early night I think.

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Bonsai Thursday.

When Dave arrived this morning I was in the process of finishing the group of Larch I started yesterday.
There was still one tree that needed wiring, so it was finally finished today.

Then Dave and I had a look at this dead Yew, with a view to turning into a Tanuki style tree.

We thought about adding a juniper.

After Dave went home I delivered the group back to Andy and had a look round his garden.
I came across this Itoigawa juniper that needed a tidy up and brought it home with me.

Job done, foliage sorted and Shari cleaned.