Tag Archives: Northern Ireland

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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A Couple of Shohin in Development

These two trees started life as shohin a few years ago and I am pleased with their progress. The first is a Japanese White pine that was much taller until chopped to the top of the thick trunk a few … 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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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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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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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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Acers in Autumn (Fall)

A selection of pics of a couple of Acers in their autumn colours. It wont be long now until the trees are completely denuded of all foliage and so I have have done what most Bonsai Enthusiasts do at this … Continue reading

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Cedar Bonsai (Cedrus Deodara)

This tree has had a disastrous few years having deteriorated from what was a tree with some potential in Spring 2012 to a near dead specimen that dropped most of its needles and lost quite a few branches following a … Continue reading

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I am Sailing

I paid a visit to the tall ships spectacle in Belfast on Friday. There was a great friendly atmosphere with crowds milling about everywhere at the Titanic Quarter. This was my first visit beyond the Odyssey building and this old … Continue reading

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Deshojo Defoliation

My Deshojo has suffered a lot from windburn this season. The cold temperatures and the drying breeze has been relentless over the past weeks. I think that the sea air has also been a factor in causing the new extension shoots … Continue reading

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