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Saturday, 19 May 2018

Nearly forgot.

It must be an age thing as I almost forgot to mention that I bought another pot today.
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Nice colours.

A day at Wattston Bonsai.

Today Boxie and I had a day out at Wattston Bonsai, to attend a talk by Mark Conn from Northern Ireland about growing very small trees.
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Mark's talk and slide show about Shohin and Mame sized trees was very informative and eye opening on how to cultivate and grow them.

A very nice Maple.


A Pyracantha.


A Northofagus.


All the trees above were grown by air Layers.
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Just to prove that the sun does shine in Scotland, oh look outside it's that man again, he turns up every where.


A couple of photos inside the poly tunnels.



If you are looking for a special tree you could find it here, Like this White Pine raft/clump style.
A really nice image.


What a great day out with a warm welcome from the locals.
Thanks people.

Friday, 18 May 2018

Time for a change.

Even though I turn my trees quite often on the benches, to allow the light all around them, I have also moved them around the benches. This makes for a different view of them.
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Now I can look at them and maybe see something new.

Feeling energetic.

I must have been feeling very energetic today, as I washed the conservatory, not that it needed done.
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I think I must be getting to old for climbing on roofs with a brush and hosepipe, as I am worn out.

One good thing, we will not need the light on now.

Potted.

I have this morning potted the Taxus cutting I posted about yesterday, now it's wait and see.
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All I have done is put a little sphagnum moss over the drain holes and filled up with Shohin sized Akadama compost.


Thursday, 17 May 2018

Amazed.

About three weeks ago I did a first styling on a Taxus for Dev and did not notice what had happened at the time. Yesterday I picked up a jar with water in, that I use to wash my brushes after applying lime sulpher, and found a piece of the Taxus had fallen into it.

This is the jar, you can see how long I have been using it.


The off cut of Taxus, with the bottom covered in the lime sulpher gunge from the jar.


Low and behold, it is growing well and still a good colour on the foliage.


What to do now, pot it up and wait and see, or throw it away ?

Bonsai Thursday with Dave.

Dave and I had a good morning today as the weather was sunny and warm, so we mainly sat and enjoyed it.We did however do a little work on this Maple.
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A long way to go but looking much better than it was.