One of my objectives when I started this blog was to photograph all my trees, warts and all, as I had never done that before. I am very aware that there have been more WARTS than anything else but I am continuing to do this slowly. If any view and read the posts, well and good, although its possible that I could manage to drive every body away.
This is a picea (Spruce) that Ii bought as a twig from a little bonsai shop near Pirbright in Surrey about 8 years ago. it has put on plenty of growth but the trunk hasn’t thickened and it is clearly too thin. I might bin it or if I can find something suitable I might try to place a rock, with a crevice in it, into the curve to give the impression of a tree growing behind and/or over the rock. If this is done it might be an option to place it on a suitable slate. There is obviously a dead wood option on the lower dead branch stumps.
I did some drastic work (click link) on this tree a few months ago and I was interested to see how it was coping and also to take a better pic. The verdict is So far so good. I know its early days but although I haven’t incude a close up shot of the buds on the top branches they look healthy enough. The apex isn’t right but I don’t want to work it any more until the growing season starts.