Here are 2 trees that I worked on today. The first is a cotoneaster microphyllus which produced a fantastic crop of berries this year. The old leaves and the remaining berries were removed as well as all the wire that was applied last year. The secondary branches were pruned and its now ready for the new season. This is the first time it has been free of wire since I started training this tree
The second tree is my shishigashira maple. This tree is very slow growing in our climate and never needs more than a light pruning to prepare it for the new season. The branches are very brittle so I never apply wire to this tree, it’s always clip and grow.
Here are the 2 trees at their peak in the last year
Here are some shitakusa that I have prepared for our club display at Bonsai Europa
Here are some pictures of a Delosperma Cooperi accent, which has just come into flower this week. The accent pot is by Keramika Pro Bonsai
A real stunner. I wish it had flowered last week for the National Show
Saxifraga “Gloria” in an azure blue accent pot by Keramika Pro Bonsai
Primula “Linden Storm Cloud” in a Walsall Ceramics pot
This Cassiope Mertensiana in an Ian Baillie pot is looking nice today
Seed heads have a beauty all of their own and can add an unmistakable seasonal element to any display.
My other Masashi frog pot which was planted with Rhodohypoxis Deflexa is starting to flower now
This is a little accent pot by Gordon Hunt, planted with some Rhodohypoxis Deflexa, which is looking nice at the moment