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Monday, 20 November 2017

The time has come.

After seeing the weather forcast for the next few days I think the time has come for my trees to go into the green houses for winter.Not because of the cold, but they are forcasting a lot of rain and wind and I do not like to have my trees standing in water for a long time.
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I like to control how much water the trees get at this time of year.



Sunday, 19 November 2017

Best of both.

Sunday morning and what a beautiful one it is, with an early morning frost, then the sun started to shine.


I think the trees really love this kind of weather as it is more natural for them. Even if the compost freezes it will not do any harm as long as it thaws out during the day. 
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A Shohin Hinoki standing on the frosty bench.


Shohin Chinese Juniper, in the shaddow of a Squamata Juniper.


Yet another day off to enjoy my Bonsai.

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Bonsai Saturday.

It looks like winter has set in, looking at the trees and most of them are now bare.
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Hawthorn group.


Larch, with just some foliage on the tips of the branches.


At least there is some colour on the Junipers.


Thursday, 16 November 2017

Bonsai Thursday.

Another good day with Dave and Boxie, putting the world right and drinking coffee.

The sun even managed to shine after an early morning downpour.


Winter is here, my Maple is almost bare now.


The evergreens still look quite good on the benches.



Watch out for the cold winds over the next couple of days.

Monday, 13 November 2017

Natter night 13th November 2017.

It is either the time of year when nobody works on their trees or it is getting to cold to leave home as it was another quiet night as reguards trees.
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With nothing else to do I removed the wire from this Berberis, which is starting to drop it's leaves and is a nice colour.


Then John G arrived with this nice Chinese juniper to get some idea's on styling.
Now all it needs is quite a lot of wire to be added and the branches put into place.

The selected front view.


The back view.


I also showed John how to clean up the bark, which he got started on.

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Birthday prezzie.

A really nice prezzie from my son for my birthday yesterday.


Not only my birthday, but I also retired as well.
So a lot more time to look after my Bonsai now.

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Natter night 6th November 2017.

I finally got round to trimming my Boulevard Cypress tonight as there was no trees brought to work on.
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This is the back of the tree, which has been left to grow this season.


Boxie removed the wire from one of my Itoigawa junipers for me. Thanks Mike.


As the weather is getting much colder all of my trees are still out on the benches.
They will be put in their winter home when it starts to rain a lot, as is usual around here.


Boxie brought some pots for Andy P to have a look at for one of his trees.
I like the quotes on the base of two of them.
This one by John Naka.


This one by Marc Noelanders.