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Classroom Corner – Case Study…..Andrews Privet (1)

An open window into the comings and goings of students and their trees attending our regular weekend and midweek bonsai classes under the ever watchful eyes of John Hanby.
Classroom Corner – Case Study…..Andrew’s Privet (1)

Case Study is a new feature you will find cropping up in several of my blogs. This is a pictorial record of a students tree over a period of time.

It gives you the opportunity to see how we go about developing our trees. The pictures were taken when the tree was brought to a class at my bonsai  school.

Sometimes we work on the tree during a class session sometimes I just give the student advice on what to do next. The student does his work and then brings the tree back to another class when he is ready for further advice.

The pictures below start on the 26th March 2016 and end on the 26th August 2017……a little over 18 months. Andrew bought this Privet stump from our stock just before the first class session.

He is relatively new to bonsai and all the carving is his own work…..he really has done an amazing job. The branches, the basis for the foliage mass are also developing well as we concentrate on fattening up the lower ones.

Hope you enjoy and get some inspiration from this new feature.