Derek attended his first bonsai class with us recently so I suppose I should be treating him gently…….nope!!!
Perhaps surprisingly I received some really nice comments from Derek after the class. He confirmed that all his trees were now much smaller when he got them home!!! …..This is normal!!!
He did enjoy his time with us and learned a lot from the day….not just from me but also from his fellow students. Sometimes you have to be drastic to get the best out of a tree and when you are doing bonsai on your own often you haven’t the confidence to be this ruthless.
Hopefully we have inspired Derek to greater things and I am sure we will see him again despite me not having “the gentle touch”!