Full marks to Ian for having the vision to create his slab base and selecting the tree that was ideally suited to the task. I was just happy to help along the way in bringing his idea to fruition. The real beauty about this creation is that the materials used were relatively basic, the technique […]
I feel we have made real progress with this tree today. The conflict between the upper and lower sections of the tree has been dealt with. The way forward is now with a smaller more impressive half cascade shohin size tree. This has all the makings of a really good bonsai.
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The tree now has a pleasing triangular silhouette in scale with the trunk and the trees overall size. Spaces and foliage clouds are now clearly defined and visible ready for more compact development and refinement. The lower left hand branch is a little heavy at the moment and slightly out balances the tree. This whole […]
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 […]
Last minute cancellation means there is now one space available on Wednesday 22nd January. The response to Academy 2020 has been amazing and the date for the first session has been set. If you registered an interest you will already have been notified of the date. Time to register is running out…..you need to act […]
Introducing more light and air into the canopy is vital for the tree’s future well-being. Once again I make no apologies for the tree’s scraggy and a little unkempt appearance. The tree is not being exhibited…..I don’t need immaculate well groomed foliage. What I do need is to retain sufficient strong foliage growth at the […]