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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Feels like spring!

It’s great to see trees burst into life !

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New display !

After clearing my decked area, the BBQ that we never used, I made a few small tables . These are to help spread out my trees, and to make better use of this space.

Now with trees. Sorry about the sun in this photo !

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Just a few Accents !

This is the new bench just for my Accents. My son Tony helped me build this on Monday afternoon.

I think they are taking over, no you can never have enough Accents !

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Trees out !

So time to brush down my benches and start moving the trees out.

As you can see my benches have a nice Patina build-up ? Hmmmmm maybe not. We learned about Patina on old used pots at the school last weekend. This is just some of the trees out, back got a little sore, the rest out tomorrow.

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