Tag Archives: fotographia

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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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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Scots Pine Progress (Pinus Sylvestris)bonsai

This large Scots Pine, originally dug up from MOD scrub land in Surrey about 1995 is doing well. Having had some indecision about the front and the curve in the trunk about five years ago I finally settled for the … Continue reading

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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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Needle Juniper

I took a few pics of this needle juniper the other day. The foliage is not as course as a squamata type and is slower growing but it is filling out nicely. It is in need of some styling to … Continue reading

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Bonsai Extravaganza

Saturday morning saw about 20 members of Northern Ireland Bonsai enjoy a bonsai extravaganza in one of our members’ garden. As part of a fund raising exercise for the upcoming Bonsai 30 show later this year we visited Josh’s garden … Continue reading

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A Cold, Wet and Miserable Summer’s Day

I took a few pics of my benches today and ended up freezin’. I must be gettin’ old. One thing about a dull day is that the colours are not washed out but are very deep and rich. My Deshojo … Continue reading

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Deshojo Update

I managed to pick a very overcast day to take a few pics of my deshojo so the results are a bit muddy. The colour of the background does not help much with this particular tree. In spite of the … Continue reading

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