Bonsai on a Summers Evening

On Wednesday evening I was invited to the garden of a friend, Peter Thorne, to see his bonsai collection. Peter is an active member of the Ayrshire group and each Wednesday during the summer he invites fellow club members along to the shed at the bottom of his garden, to work on their trees. This week 8 members turned up including myself so workspace in the shed was at a premium.

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Here are some photographs of some of the trees on Peters benches, which I managed to take before it got too dark.

Large Yew with a good nebari and interesting deadwood

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European Hornbeam

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2 blue cedars and a Chinese juniper. the one in the centre is a stunning tree

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Here are other pictures of the blue cedar and the large yew that I took at the Gardening Scotland Show last month.

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A large Juniper Squamata with good future potential, I think.

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This is Peter. He has his own bonsai blog, where he documents the progress of all of his trees. It’s well worth a look. http://www.pembrayr.com/ab1.htm

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