For a tree that appeared to be going nowhere and looked almost impossible to retrieve I must admit I am really pleased with the outcome. This tree and it’s owner can now look forward to an interesting and exciting future. I shouldn’t really be so surprised because my students keep telling me I am good […]
Two really good collected pines which just happen to have arrived on the same class. Both are a nice medium size bonsai and have excellent potential to make really good trees…….watch this space!!
This Juniper Chinensis Blaauws Variety was brought to a recent workshop. The tree looks a bit ”scraggy” but the tips have been left alone to maintain it’s health and vigour especially after the removal of so much foliage. This is a basic initial styling but already you can relate to the branch structure and where […]
Generally trees grow…..this is good…….its a worry when they don’t! As the early season growth develops the danger then is that the trees become too dense or elongated and young shoots inside can suffer as a result. Failure to carry out some summer pruning may result in a lost opportunity to improve your tree’s ramification.
It is always safer to do these things gradually and let the tree dictate the pace and the line the Shari will take. People often just mark Shari lines all over the bark with little regard for the natural vein lines and the health requirements of the tree. When doing this work you have to […]
These three trees just happened to arrive on the same workshop…..it almost became a cascade style bonsai class.
I can’t imagine why???…..but students insist there is always more room in the car going home…….they can see through the windows…….it was a lot easier to load up! Okay so I generally do a little bit of pruning on their trees, especially at this time of year……after all it’s what they come for…..isn’t it?……they would […]