A regular update on the life and times of John Hanby’s Newstead Bonsai Centre……..
Topical Times – Discussion Day on a recent one to one.
Pictured below are some of the trees which arrived in the classroom for a recent one to one session.
The first Larch had been totally wired prior to the class. All the branches were positioned. The discussion centred around the two larger lower branches being directly opposite each other. Either one could be removed and the style of the tree modified accordingly.
The decision would be reconsidered once the tree was in full leaf. The canopy and the silhouette of the tree will change so much during this transition so it is best to see both images before making such a major decision.
The second larch was pruned back very tightly and will now require little wiring. The shari will need to be extended in line with the chalk mark. Ultimately this tree will have a lot of deadwood and some sparse foliage clouds.
The Ash tree and the Hawthorn both needed some drastic pruning to prepare them for the new season’s growth. Plans for the control of this growth were also discussed in detail. The Hawthorn would also benefit from some extra carving of the deadwood to open up the hollow image of the trunk.
Sometimes a one to one is a practical day, sometimes it’s about discussion and passing on information…….but then that’s the beauty of a one to one ……it’s whatever YOU want it to be!!!