A New Home For Old Trees

I attended a local garage sale at the weekend because I had noticed that they were selling off some bonsai pots and tools. When I arrived I was surprised at the number of pots they had in their garage. I also noticed some bonsai trees sitting on a wall in the garden. I enquired about them and discovered that they formed part of the collection of the co-owner of the property, who had died a few years previously. The trees were clearly good quality specimens that had suffered in recent times due to a lack of maintenance. I asked if they would consider selling them to me, which they agreed to do.

Here are a few pictures of the trees as they arrived in my garden.

A Chinese Juniper 70 cm tall, its suffered considerable dieback in the foliage but I am hopeful I can revive it.

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A cascading Scots Pine, 40cm above the pot rim. It too has suffered considerable die back but these are tough trees and I’m confident I can restore its vigour.

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A large Hornbeam over a metre tall with a terrific nebari in a Derek Aspinall pot with a width of 80cm. Again it has suffered the loss of a few branches but nothing that can’t be replaced given time.(I’ve just been informed that this might actually be a Japanese Beech, a species I’m not familiar with. If anyone recognises this tree I would be interested to find out more about its history.)

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I’m really looking forward to working on these trees and seeing how they develop in the future

Here is a picture of the pots I acquired

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8 thoughts on “A New Home For Old Trees

  1. Well done Robert – it’s your civic duty to save these neglected specimens !! I had a recent experience here in Ayr last year.  It just shows that there are lots of closet bonsaists out there who are not members of local clubs.  The question is : how do we find them and what do we need to do to bring them into the SBA fold ? Good luck with your new acquisitions – they will no doubt keep you busy for a while. Jeff BanningTel : 01292 441482Mob : 07799477895

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