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Sunday, 10 December 2017

Is Bonsai quick ?

No.
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I was given this Squamata juniper about five years ago and did not know what to do with it.


This is the same tree, photo taken earlier this year, shows a much improved image.


It will soon be ready to go into a show, maybe two years time.

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Bonsai Thursday.

Wet and windy with a threat of snow to come, so what can you do ?
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Dave and I discussed future work to be done in Spring on this Squamata juniper.


We also talked about a pot for this Cotoneaster.



Monday, 4 December 2017

Natter night 4th December 2017.

A little low on visitors tonight and only Boxie brought a tree to do some work on.
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This Japanese Black Pine which he managed to remove all the wire from.


Having nothing else to do I brought this Juniper in to have a look at.



After a discussion I added some wire and gave it a basic styling.


A long way to go, but Bonsai has to start somewhere.

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Pot cleaning.

The television was a load of rubbish tonight, so I have just cleaned all of my pots in the cabinet.
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Even though they are behind glass doors they still get dull, so I coat them with Camellia oil, to make them shine again.


I really must be potty.

Kokonoe White Pine.

My Kokonoe white pine is doing well at the moment coping with the cold weather we are having.
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The tree when I first purchased it.


First styling.


First Bonsai pot by Bigei.


Thie morning in the shade house.



Thursday, 30 November 2017

Bonsai Thursday.

A follow up of my post from yesterday.
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When Dave arrived I was already putting wire on this Boulevard Cypress that I started last night.
This is the tree now after a restyle and the lime sulpher has dried.


This is before I did any work yesterday.


It is much more open now and should grow well next season.

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Clean up.

I noticed today that this Boulevard Cypress was still covered in moss and there was a lot of algae on the trunk, Shari and Jin, so this evening I decided to make the most of being retired now and cleaned it up.

I started by giving the trunk a wash down with a little soapy water, then a spray with clean water,after covering the compost to stop it getting any more water into the pot.


The next job was to dewire and clip out any unwanted foliage.


Then nearly all the moss was removed and some new compost added to the top.


I left a little moss and some lichen that has grown naturally.


I then coated the Shari and Jin with lime sulpher.


I will leave the tree in the studio until tomorrow morning when Dave comes and maybe then do a rewire and restyle.