This is the tree that I purchased for £1.00 in 2012 from the price reduced shelves in a local food store. I thought, at the time, it would be suitable material to make a deciduous bonsai as it had been grown from seed and did not have an ugly union with the rootstock at its’ base.
In the Spring of 2013 it was planted into a training pot and allowed to grow freely.
In 2014 it was transplanted into a larger pot and again allowed to grow freely.
At the end of the 2014 season it was chopped back as shown in the next picture.
In the Spring of 2015 it was removed from the large pot and the roots were reduced considerably
It was then replanted into this shallow oval pot. The trunk was reduced further and a new shoot was wired up to form the new leader.
The new leader grew well this year despite the poor weather
This stump left over from last years growth needs to be removed now
This is how it looks at the moment with the stump removed and the leader cut back. It’s beginning to look like a bonsai.