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Blackthorn Glory

  It has proved to be a long wait but at last my little Blackthorn is in full flower having battled its way so far through a long, cold windy spring. As usual it just does not fail to deliver. … Continue reading

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A Sam Miller Pot

Originally posted on Nebari Bonsai:
As I write this in early January 2018, the pot doesn’t yet exist. Only a brief exchange between Sam (Intermountain Bonsai) and me, and an agreement that it would be made. The pot was commissioned…

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About a tree and a “MisNomer”

It’s “Good Friday”! Whats good about it? Forgetting the historical accuracy  or inaccuracy of the actual placing of the day it is the time when the world remembers the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ, the Carpenter from Nazareth, some 200o years … Continue reading

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One to One with Robert Porch

I had a one to one with Robert porch on Tuesday past. A long day from 10 am to 7 pm and a lot of great work done. It’s always a pleasure to have Robert. These two informal upright Larches … Continue reading

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And now for something completely different

Everyone knows that Pruning and clipping is a vital part of the development of a good bonsai. What follows are transcripts of the conversations with a proven expert by two enthusiasts. Only the lies are not true. John Smith, a … Continue reading

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An update on a Couple of Trees

I have been doing a bit of serious thinning out and pruning on this Scots Pine and Yew. The Scots Pine has had most of the old needles removed and I have wired and placed the branches etc. I am … Continue reading

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A Couple of Trees

As the growing season slowly loses its momentum I have grabbed a couple of pics of a couple of trees that have performed reasonably well this year. The first is my Cotoneaster Franchetti and the second a Chuhin Scots Pine … Continue reading

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Tall Scots Pine Update

This tree has had a good growing season so far. The candles have extended well and are now ready for pinching. I intend to pinch most over the next few days but will leave those that are just above the … Continue reading

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Scottish Bonsai Show 2017

This gallery contains 28 photos.

Originally posted on Robert Nocher Shohin Bonsai:
I set off at 06.00 am on Saturday morning to travel a hundred miles north to the city of Stirling, to help set up our clubs’ display stand at the Scottish National Bonsai Exhibition.…

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Miniture Hosta

I don’t do accents mainly because I just don’t have the time but I do have a couple of little Hosta, Cracker thumbs that come back every year in spite of much neglect. I thought they were worth a pic.

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