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Tuesday, 23 May 2017

More work in the garden.

I have been doing yet more work in the garden today, you have to make the most of a nice sunny day.

My garden Tokanoma.

With somewhere to relax.

The view from the other end.

The trees in the sun.

Natter night 22nd May 2017.

It was a good night to work outside in the garden again.

I say work, but some were drinking coffee and eating ginger parkins.

Ken's Hawthorn had most work done tonight, it was pruned and wired.

We had to be careful so as not to knock off the flower's, which are the first this tree has produced..

Not the best photo but the tree is now more open  but compact.

Andy also worked on this nice Larch, sorry I did not take an after photo.

Another Hawthorn, also Ken's, just had a slight prune.

Saturday, 20 May 2017


Having dodged the rain for most of the morning I have finally finished painting the fence panels around the garden.

Why does it always rain on me ?

I am sure there is a song in there somewhere.

I have been trying to finish painting the fence panels in the garden this morning, but each time I start so does the rain.

Not far to go now, just a couple of panels left to do.

The up side of the rain is it makes the trees look nice and fresh.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Good day.

I decided today was a good day to paint the fences around the garden.

I got on quite good , but still a way to go.

I thought the back drop would be a little dark for the trees, but there was no need to worry.

They show up quite well.

Another good day tomorrow and I should get finished.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Mini Satsuki.

My Mini Satsuki Azalea  flower buds are starting to show at last.

Looks like more then last year

Bonsai Thursday.

I am beginning to think that when Dave comes on a Thursday that he is setting me a challenge, today he brought a piece of Tufa rock and a couple of small Junipers.

The rock has been lying around Dave's garden for a long time and it is weathered quite a lot.
The first job was to fix it into a tray so that it sat level.

Number one Juniper.

Number two Juniper.

The finished job with a small Cotoneaster added and gravel filling the tray.

When the tree's settle in, they will be wired and styled, but even now it looks quite good.