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Larch Update (Larix Kaempferi)

This large Japanese larch, standing about 70 cm has progressed and developed very well over the last few years and I am well pleased with the overall image. I haven’t fed this year as yet apart from an occasional liquid … Continue reading

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Deshojo pleasure

Another time the early spring colour of my Deshojo Acer brings great pleasure and satisfaction. I have a few Acers of different varieties and don’t find them particularly easy to control as the early growth starts to extend and fill out but … Continue reading

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A Cold Dreek Easter Sunday

I nipped out into the cold wind today to take a couple of pics of the benches. It was  Baltic cold but the trees are lush and green thankfully. I must be doing something right.   It was too cold … Continue reading

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Blackthorn: Keeps on Giving

  Another year and another spring and my little Blackthorn just gives again. Its a short flowering season for this little tree but a very enjoyable one. I have ordered a new pot for this tree and had hoped I … Continue reading

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New Shell Pot

This is a pot I have just made from fibre glass and a mix of cement, insulation fibre and grit roughly following the steps outlined in Dan Barton’s The Bonsai Book. I have painted it with a mix of red … Continue reading

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Last snow before spring

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Originally posted on Shohin Bonsai Europe – Morten Albek:
As usual winter wants to sign out of the season by dropping a few cm soft snow over the garden. It will be gone by tomorrow, and then I am ready…

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The Best Deciduous Bonsai: Noelanders Trophy 2017

Originally posted on Bonsai & Yamadori from Tony Tickle:
Saturday 4th February 2017 will be forever etched in my memory as the day I was lost for words. I was presented with an award that I simply thought would always…

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Workshop with Ian & Phil

A good day was enjoyed by all who attended the workshop taday in Newtownards. The venue, Ian’s garage, was freezin’ as usual but there was plenty of heat generated between banter and work. I brought a yew along that has been … Continue reading

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Larch Progress (Larix Kaemperi)

My large Larch continues to make steady progress. My current objective is to build up ramification without the branches developing ugly course growth at the branch intersections. Its slow progress but the tree is improving year on year. This tree … Continue reading

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Chuhin White Pine

This little white pine was chopped a few years ago and is progressing nicely. There are plenty of buds and back buds developing for next years growth. It went into this pot for training and development this year and I … Continue reading

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