Tag Archives: Bonsai

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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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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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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Hawthorn Progress

I am pleased with the progress of this informal upright hawthorn. I have deliberately potted it into a deep pot to allow better root development and improve ramification. The tree is growing well this season and to date this year … 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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NIBS Bonsai 30

There have been an abundance of pics of the NIBS Bonsai 30 event posted over the last two weeks so the images I am posting here are not new but here goes anyway. I am just back from a holiday … Continue reading

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Not in the Name of God

Today the people of Paris together with their fellow countrymen stand in grief in the awful aftermath of the dreadful carnage brought upon them last night by a group of religious zealots. We as helpless observers can only feebly express … Continue reading

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Sloe, Sloe, Sloe

I thought a pic of the sloes on my blackthorn would make for some interest. This year the tree has produced the best crop of the largest berries ever. It is also interesting to notice that it has already set … Continue reading

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The Bonsai Experience

Here’s a few shots of trees shown during the Bonsai Experience on Saturday 27 June in the Botanic Gardens, Belfast. The guy’s from Northern Ireland Bonsai Society staged a very successful show with over 1000 visitors to the marquee display … Continue reading

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