I paid a short visit today to Wattston Bonsai for the monthly meeting of the Lanarkshire Bonsai Club. There was quite a large attendance today which included 3 new members. Many were working on, or getting help with their trees from experienced members. Chinese Juniper was the species of the day. Here are a few pics from the day.
New member Chris gets some help with his juniper from Maurice and Gavin
Robert Porch conducting a class with a member’s tree
Enjoying the fun
Some views of the sales benches out in the yard. The trees are responding well to the warmer weather
This large kaho azalea is looking particularly good at the moment. I’m looking after this tree for my friend Gerry, who is on holiday and will miss this. This is the tree that I featured in a post last month, which is having it’s top air layered.
The first one is an old unglazed drum pot with carved feet by Mizuno Masao of the Tosui Kiln
The second is a purple clay shohin sized oval with nice patina from China. I may have a use for this one in the next few days
Our weather is now warm enough to attempt the re-potting of junipers. The first up is my large Blauws Juniper, which I have been developing since 2011. The development of this tree can be viewed in my earlier posts here Part 1 and here Part 2.
The first picture shows the tree in its training pot just after it was wired last year.
I have decided it will fit in this nice Japanese oval that I acquired from my good friend Robert Porch last year.
Another step closer to where I would like it to be
It will probably need another season or 2 for the foliage to fill out the way I would like it but at the moment I am very pleased with its progress.
I like this viewing angle as it shows the movement of the trunk and the deadwood to best effect.
This is a reminder of how it looked in 2011.
Blauws Juniper Before (2011)