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Thursday, 30 March 2017

Bonsai Thursday with Dave.

Yet another good day with Dave today, the chat was good and we even managed to do some work with Bonsai.

This Juniper was repotted into another training pot at a new angle.


It was potted on just to refresh the compost and give the tree a boost.


Dave's Crab Apple had some wire added to create a better canopy.


I even managed to do a little work on this Cotoneaster cascade.


As usual we enjoyed our short time together working on trees.


Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Juniper update.

An update on this Juniper from last year.

How it was when Dave brought it over for one of out get Thursday meets.

After the first styling.

.Now potted on into a training pot and tweaked a little.

Showing a better image now.

Monday, 27 March 2017

Natter night 27th March 2017.

Three whole days of sunshine was only bettered by another good night of Bonsai with friends.

Even Fudge the cat joined us, pretending to be a tree on the bench.


The apex on Andy's Siberian Elm moved a little after a bending clamp was removed.


We added a guy wire to pull it back into position 


Ken started to remove the soil from this White Pine as it was mainly a peat based compost and was retaining too much water.


Potted into a mica pot in a much more open mixture should help this tree to regain it's vigor.


Andy's Hornbeam was wired and given a basic styling.


This varigated Juniper was de-wired by Paul and Boxie.


Meanwhile Ken and I added some wire to his Fir tree before compacting the canopy.


After the work was done it looks a lot better.


Another of Ken's trees, this time a Maple, was given a small clip out.


Paul also repotted this small Podocarpus.


After potting it looks better in the new pot.


The end of a good night of Bonsaiing.










Sunday, 26 March 2017

A bit of woodwork.

I was looking round the garden this morning and noticed the garden table was not in good shape.
So I started looking through some timber I had laying about and decided to build a new one.


A couple of hours later.


Fence post legs, three inch by two inch cross pieces and scaffold planks for the top.
A coat of fence paint and the finished product, nice and strong.

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Last day of Spring.

As it is the last day of Spring and British Summer time starts tomorrow I thought I would share some photos of my trees this morning in the sunshine.






Hope the sun stays with us for a while.



Thursday, 23 March 2017

Bonsai Thursday with Dave.

A real puzzle to day when Dave came over, we decided to have a go at this Buxus that Dave brought last year.

The main problem is the three trunks are in line and straight.


We tried different angles and thought about removing either one or two of the trunks.


Finally decided on this angle.


So wiring began.


Branches placed and we are quite happy with the resulting image.


Back in the shade house for now.


We will wait to see how it recovers in the coming Months.








Monday, 20 March 2017

Natter night 20th March 2017.

Another night where the weather did not stop people coming to my get together, amazing what some folk will go through for small trees.

I started early once again to get some work done on this Itoigawa Juniper.


It took quite a long time to thin out and wire, but looks much better.


Back to repotting and Ken's twin trunk Larch.


It was a task to remove from the pot, Boxie to the rescue,


Ken and I then did a little more wiring and placement of branches.
The branch on the bottom right is weak, so has been left to see if it gains some vigor, but it may be removed at a later date.


Paul was set the task of applying raffia to this Juniper before it was potted and given a start into a semi-cascade style.


Not an easy job, but a start.


Yet another productive night.