The tree continues to develop and make good progress but at the tree’s own pace. In extending the deadwood areas and reducing the live veins I follow the tree. The tree has initiated this process rather than me trying to impose changes just for the sake of it. The story of this tree will be […]
This is the story of a Japanese Yew (Taxus Cuspidata). I think I have told this story once before in my blog but for this new version I have unearthed some previously unseen early photographs whilst the story is brought up to date to a recent styling in February 2023. Quite a transformation and now […]
It has been quite a journey with this tree and I have been happy to be involved and helping Frank whenever the tree has been brought to a workshop. At long last we are beginning to arrive at our destination. Its taken a long time to get to where we are today with this tree […]
It just shows what can be achieved with just a visit for pruning less than once a year. My client deserves much of the credit for having the vision to see the potential in the tree in the first place. All I have done is help her achieve what she hoped for. Apparently she gets […]
It just shows what can be achieved in less than four years working with a good piece of material that responds so well to being pruned. This is why so many hedging species make excellent bonsai material. I just wonder how many people walked past the original bush in the washing up bowl and never […]
I am really pleased with the transformation in this tree in such a relatively short time. The tree was never going to progress in its original cascade style. Now you can actually see some real potential as the landscape planting really begins to take shape. Eventually the whole planting can be transferred into a shallow […]
Carrying out simple routine tasks each year combined with good maintenance in terms of watering and feeding can produce amazing results in a relatively short period of time. This is how we refine and develop our bonsai.
My client had great foresight in that she thought her garden tree could be styled like a bonsai or Japanese garden tree. All I have done is help her dream come to fruition and it really is progressing well.
What a really pleasant surprise when Kevin brought his twin trunk Scots Pine to a recent workshop. Until he reminded me with the photographs I hadn’t appreciated just how far we had come with this tree! Once again it shows what can be achieved in a relatively short space of time….only 4 years….if you start […]
Yesterday was a defining moment for this tree. The bonsai image as at last broke free from the original bush. This is a strong classical image with nice lines and well defined spaces. The heavy branches give a strong sense of age to the tree. There is continuing work to do on refining the foliage […]