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Memory Lane – My first Privet bonsai continues to evolve!

Looking back….we can tell a tree’s story…..admire an image…..capture a moment…..remember a special event… inspired – to create a memory for tomorrow. I hope you enjoy this regular peep into some of John’s bonsai history.
Memory Lane – My first Privet bonsai continues to evolve!

Look at the first two pictures……taken on the 25th August 2001. The tree was in its first few years of training having been dug out of a hedge in November 1999.

After just over 18 months the tree is at least beginning to show some vigour and signs that it is recovering from the digging out process.

Hard to believe how it looks today. The very low right hand branch had gradually been getting weaker and this winter the tree decided that he didn’t need it anymore……..must admit that on reflection this was not such a bad decision!

The tree was repotted in spring so to help him recover I just let him grow and flower unchecked. The flowers have faded now so this afternoon I took him into the studio and gave him a really good pruning and thinning out.

He certainly looks a lot better for it……and is both healthier and happier. Good job you keep those old pictures to stimulate the memory……it is so easy to forget how far you have come with a tree!