Bonsai Get Together (First of the Year)

Today was the first time this year that Gerry and I were able to get together to work on our trees.

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The garden is still very cold and white from the snowfall we had at the weekend, so all work today was carried out in my kitchen.

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Gerry brought this larch, which was styled for the first time in March of last year

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This is how it looks after a second wiring today. I’m particularly pleased with the way this tree is shaping up considering it was started less than a year ago from the most unpromising material.

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This is a reminder of how it looked in March last year

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He also brought along this new acquisition to show it off. It’s a shohin Amelanchier , which is a species I know nothing about. It has a fantastic trunk and it will be interesting to observe how it develops in the coming years.

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Lanarkshire Bonsai Club Meeting 5/4/2015

Today I attended the monthly meeting of the Lanarkshire Bonsai Club at Wattston Bonsai near Glasgow. The main activity for this month was a pine workshop led by Robert Porch. Unfortunately I arrived a little late and missed most of this. For late arrivers like me, it was also an early opportunity to check out Dougie Smith’s new stock from Japan.

Here are some pictures from the day

Nice to see the trees in the open air for the first time this year

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Plenty of mice shohin material among the new stock

White Pine

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Another nice White Pine

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Chojubai over rock

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Amelanchier or Juneberry

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Ilex Serrata

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