Shohin Itiogawa Juniper

I bought this tree at Bonsai Europa last October. It got is first reworking last week.DSC_0417

It needed thinned out a little and the deadwood in the trunk shown off a little more. There was a second apex on the branch to the right. I liked this but it stopped the flow of the tree too much so it was jinned.


The tree was then repotted into a nice Tom Benda pot with hardly any major root adjustments required.DSC_0617 DSC_0620

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Cotoneaster Repot

This is a Cotoneaster that I collected from a garden in a school probably 6-7 years ago. This was it after about a year with loads of growth.

and again after it’s first styling.

Then a few years later…

And wired again.

This was it a few weeks ago.


Rewired again..


and repotted into a Sperling Keramics pot. Should look striking with flowers and then berries with this yellow pot.



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Clump Japanese Maple Repot

I decided to change the pot on this Maple as I wasn’t keen on the lip on the pot. I picked up the new pot from Sperling Keramics at Bonsai Europa last year. I think the new pot is a better size for the tree in Winter image. I’ll have to wait and see what’s it like in leaf.

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Trident Maple Reworking

Another recent Project, the reworking of this Trident Maple.

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Hawthorn Revival

This is a little Hawthorn that had been doing well a few years ago and then my Summer holiday waterer didn’t notice it on the bench for the 2 weeks I was away. On my return it was all but dead. After a while in a poly tunnel it popped a few buds back on the trunk. I did a little initial shaping to the new shoots but recently the tree got a reworking with a lot of the remaining deadwood removed. I’m back to a basic shape and it’s a long way to go, but at least it survived!

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Another Larch

This is a Kifu sized Larch that was also reworked and repotted recently.

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Japanese Larch

I’m having difficulty getting access to my computer at the moment hence the slow down in posting. I’ve asked Ian to post a few images of my Larch that we styled today to keep you updated.

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New pot’s !

These are the new pot’s I treated my self to while at Bonsai Europa.

This really nice yellow will stand-out in the garden.

A blue-grey colour, new colour to me and a nice cracked glaze.

The blue on this pot is very stand out.

A Benda pot one of three I bought .

Nice glaze and different on each side.

This is my favourite hand painted and all the way from Japan.



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New europa tree

This is my new Itoigawa juniper . I bought this tree when I was enjoying the Europa show.

It’s new pot! Now when is the next workshop ?


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Defoliation time !

Sorry I messed-up this post, the first photo is before the last photo is after. The leaves are now and when I first bought this tree.

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