Saturday, 27 September 2014

XL Hawthorn Update and Virtual

I am pleased to report that my favourite hawthorn has settled really well after collection and has put out 1 meter growth extensions. I am looking forward to beginning work on the styling and have created a virtual to show roughly the direction that I see it taking...

June 2014

Photoshop virtual image

Sunday, 14 September 2014

New Grow Bed

Most of my trees are of course yamadori, but I have been growing on a few small seedlings and cuttings for the future. Around 30 plants went into the bed today - mainly Japanese black pine and Chinese Elm.

Chinese Elms

Japanese Black Pines

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

New Kaizen Bonsai Video

Graham Potter's bonsai video series are a firm favourite with many enthusiasts, myself included. Graham and his team at Kaizen Bonsai have been very busy recently, and it has been a while since a new video was released. On his blog, Graham has just promised us a new video, due within the next couple of weeks. He has also teased us with a photo of the featured material. It should be a good one!

The full range of Kaizen's videos can be viewed here;

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Cascade Cotoneaster

A small cotoneaster collected from waste ground in 2011.

March 2011

November 2011 (in Walsall Ceramics pot)

September 2014