Archive | 13 August 2012

Bonsai Art of Japan Episode 26


Bonsai Eejit

It’s been a while, the guys had me worried, but episode 26 is here. Just about the best video you’ll get showing how to repot a bonsai.

The work that has went into filming this, and editing can not be underestimated. Thanks chaps 🙂

 

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Imitation is the Highest Form of Flattery


Bonsai Eejit

When I attended the BSA Show back in March I was very impressed by some of the accent planting. My favourite ones included a bronze animal element. This first one was my pick of them, two fighting hares in the long grass, displayed by Ian Warhurst.

This one was also excellent, a kingfisher in the reeds displayed by Bob Baillie.

and this one showing a frog hiding in the undergrowth, I think this one was Simon Haddon’s but I may be wrong. Can anyone confirm?

Having seen these I grabbed bought a few animals from one of the Show Traders with a view to doing something similar.

Today I was bored, this broken wing is cramping my style. We have a show coming up in September and it would be nice to include my two animals among the accents, this is what I’ve come up with.

First up is my…

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My Bonsai – Deshojo Maple


Bonsai Baker

With a little help 😉 I have added a few of my bonsai to the tab at the top. Over the next few days I’ll be adding them here on the blog. First up is my Deshojo Maple that I’ve used in the blog banner. Just click on the image to view the page with more photos.

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Garden Visit


futterwithtrees

Ian young, Bertie Greer and myself had a very  enjoyable Monday Evening in Hugh Wilkinson’s garden. Bertie’s role and mine was to sit, observe, drink coffee and eat boiled cake. Hugh kept us entertained with his banter while Ian futtered with his trees and gave them a bit of a tidy up. It was a lovely evening, Hugh’s garden was beautiful and the chat was good. Here are a few pics of the garden and a few of Hugh’s fine collection of trees.
Garden View

Garden View

 Display Area

Display Area

Display Area 2

Display Area 2

Scots Pine

Scots Pine 2
Acer Palmatum

Acer Palmatum 1

Hugh Carrying Tree

Putting Hugh to Work

Too Busy to Smile

Just far too busy to even look our way

Lilies

A striking display of Lilies

Although Hugh’s trees  are set  in a lovely display area he has plans to create yet another one to allow his pines to benefit from better light throughout the day. This should be worth seeing.

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