This is one of my Tridents. I call it Stratford as I bought it back in 1999 at the EBA Congress in Stratford upon Avon. These were taken yesterday and show nce strong growth after repotting.
I’ll have to keep a close eye on the couple of wired branches.
Today I visited a mates garden to give advice on a Hornbeam that he’d repotted. Never one to miss an opportunity with my camera, I took a few snaps. Stephen is an old bonsai friend and his family are now close personal friends with mine. I have known him from when he joined the club back in 94/95. He is just adding the finishing touches to his back garden were he keeps the trees. I ran around the garden snapping away at whatever I could find.
Here’s a few general shots of the garden.
These are a few of the trees sitting around.
Nice fine needles
Shari on Larch
A few collected Hawthorn and a few others for good measure.
Hosta's potted up as accent plantings. He kindly gave me some of these when he split them.
Root over Rock Common Juniper, just trimmed back
Evidence of trimming. I tried out his new scissors with the round finger holes but they were too small 😦
Kyo-hime Maple opening
Satsuki Azalea. Hoping to give him a hand cutting this one back this year.
Tomorrow I’m dropping some trees back to Josh, another club member with stunning trees. I’ll also be taking a few record snaps for Philip who has been collecting Escallonia stumps all week. Somewhere in between I hope to collect a tree myself and cut another two escallonia back. Busy day with camera in hand 🙂
After reminiscing yesterday about my sister buying me my first tree, I thought I would share it here with you. I repotted it yesterday into a Walsall Ceramic Pot. It’s a Chinese Elm, which has changed little over the years but is close to my heart as it’s my starting point in my love of bonsai.
This was it in the old pot last Summer.
and this was it back in the Winter of 1993 when I nearly lost it. Crap picture, but both my bonsai and camera skills have improved since then 🙂 I don’t use mudmen now either lol.