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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


I have this morning potted the Taxus cutting I posted about yesterday, now it's wait and see.

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


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.

A long way to go but looking much better than it was.