Stephen and Ian’s big Adventure

Well, not big, a few hours out driving around speculating where there might be trees to collect. I wanted to get a few snaps of some trees in a field near where I live before they came into leaf. This is them.

No trees but nice all the same.

I took Stephen to see some Blackthorn that were amazing but totally un-collectable. Deep deep rooted into stone. To even attempt to lift these would be a waste of time and a sin for ruining a beautiful tree. Some things are better left alone. It was blowing a gale at the time but Stephen was still amazed at the quality of these wee fellas. The bark was to die for. We collected a few dead branches to use as accents. The movement and character in them is amazing.

WINDSWEPT STYLE LOL

Bursting into flower

We then came across these Ivy’s among the rocks. Not deep rooted 🙂

The place was covered with them!

Removal of a few stones resulted in a few keepsakes. This is Stephen doing his impression of Father Jack. DRINK!! 🙂

Back at the bat cave…

This one held onto a rock

I’m hoping for these to put out some decent root and then I’ll air layer a few small bits off here and there. I have a wee Ivy air-layer and they take easily. We picked up a few nice stones for display as well. I’ll post more pics tomorrow.

3 comments on “Stephen and Ian’s big Adventure

  1. What a cracking good day you had, would looooove to get my hands on a decent Blackthorn, its on my list as a fave species. Well done Ian, looking forward to seeing progress on The Ivy. 🙂 Martin.

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    • Blackthorn are a nightmare to collect. The fine root can be 12 feet away from the tree. They are one of my favourites as well but I just can’t seem to find one worth the effort and risk. I think the ivy should be ok. Some amazing shari on them.

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  2. Funny enough i was thinking about popping up on Dartmoor tomorrow see if i cab find some Blackthorn, see what the weather is doing. Shari is just amazing, adds sooooo much to the subject, cant get enough 🙂

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