For a tree that appeared to be going nowhere and looked almost impossible to retrieve I must admit I am really pleased with the outcome. This tree and it’s owner can now look forward to an interesting and exciting future. I shouldn’t really be so surprised because my students keep telling me I am good […]
A very powerful bonsai image is at last beginning to emerge. In less than 4 years what looked almost impossible material is now showing truly exceptional potential……..watch this space as they say!!!
The open workshop scheduled for Saturday 23rd November has been moved to Sunday 24th November. Availability Wed 6th. Midweek workshop. 1 place Sat 16th. Open workshop. 3 places Wed 20th. Midweek workshop. Sold out Sun 24th. Open workshop. 7 places
Two really good collected pines which just happen to have arrived on the same class. Both are a nice medium size bonsai and have excellent potential to make really good trees…….watch this space!!
This Juniper Chinensis Blaauws Variety was brought to a recent workshop. The tree looks a bit ”scraggy” but the tips have been left alone to maintain it’s health and vigour especially after the removal of so much foliage. This is a basic initial styling but already you can relate to the branch structure and where […]
Generally trees grow…..this is good…….its a worry when they don’t! As the early season growth develops the danger then is that the trees become too dense or elongated and young shoots inside can suffer as a result. Failure to carry out some summer pruning may result in a lost opportunity to improve your tree’s ramification.
Sat 12th. Open workshop. 4 places Sun 20th. Maples Three. 4 places Wed 23rd. Midweek workshop. sold Out Sun 27th. Open workshop. 1 place
It is always safer to do these things gradually and let the tree dictate the pace and the line the Shari will take. People often just mark Shari lines all over the bark with little regard for the natural vein lines and the health requirements of the tree. When doing this work you have to […]
Some of my clients now have me carrying out Niwaki work in their gardens. Basically styling and shaping garden trees and shrubs to enhance that Japanese flavour in their garden to complement their bonsai. The pictures below show initial styling work to establish a new form for the tree providing a basic platform on which […]