I had the pleasure of visiting my friend Roy’s garden today along with Stephen. I have been meaning to get over to Roy’s Garden for a long time and it never seems to work out. I was therefore delighted today when the opportunity presented itself. My main aim was to get a few photos for the club website and have a good nosey around. Both achieved.
Here are a few general snaps of Roy’s back garden.
Here are some of Roy’s bonsai.
My favourite was this root over rock Trident. One side has a beautiful hollow in the stone to use to create a water pool but the roots are not as good. The other side has a more convincing root set up and the main pruning scar is hidden, but the rock isn’t as nice. Nice problems to have in my opinion. We discussed a different pot for next year.
I’m hoping to get back in a weeks time to give Roy a hand with a few bonsai projects that need attention. If you’re reading this Roy, thanks for your time today mate.
Love the trees I think the trident lOoks better with the hollow rock side as the front u could visit my garden but all u would see would be two paving stones of bonsai lots of veg and a crazy dog!
Ps can gorse be bonsai or would that just be crazy!
As Peter says, it’s been used just don’t expect me to work on one for you!!!!
thats a nice collection that Roy has ! recognise a few Willowbog pots in there !
I should have taken a photo of his pot collection in his garage too.
Jamie , have seen gorse used for bonsai on a number of occaisons , bit prickly though !!!
but some nice old looking twisty trunks can be found
Nice collection of trees.