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