After a week looking after the nursery at Willowbog I am now back at home, so I am also back on line once more. I have enjoyed my week but I now know every hose pipe personally, so to speak, during this kind of weather it takes an awful lot of water to keep the Bonsai alive. A long but vital job which I find slightly therapeutic, I think it is because I am giving the trees a lifeline.It was not all work though as I said in my last post, I did have some time to do my own trees, and relax of course.
This one a False Cypress Boulevard has been left to grow on so far this year, now was the time to do a restyle.
So after adding wire and some clipping out here is the result.
Once the tree has recovered I will do some more work on the deadwood.
As last night was my last night up at Willowbog the weather gave me a sunset send off.
A strange title but as I am staying at Willowbog for a week not a bad one.As I had to pop home for a couple of things I decided to do a quick post. I took with me my Squamata Juniper just in case I got bored,having nothing to do but relax, no chance, looking after a Bonsai nursery is not an easy task, although enjoyable. I did manage to do some work on the tree between other jobs so it is not all work and no play.
Looks pretty good now I have got all the wire on and most of the foliage where I want it.
This is how it was when I got it.
Quite a big change, don't you think?
Well some clean socks and back to work at Willowbog.
I really can't think straight this morning, thanks to Ken for a great night, I am just not used to drinking now and suffer when I do. But it was fun and a great meal as well. I will let the photos do the talking.
Ken even catered for people who were driving by making Japanese tea.
The tea came in a cast iron tea pot.
Now for some trees.
Two Junipers, which we split earlier this year, both still growing very well.
The Yew still looking great.
Cork bark Elm.
Scots pine, which was worked on last Natter night.