Sunday’s Willowbog Workshop with Peter started with the usual ‘sit down and discuss ‘ of all the main trees to be worked on during the day. We had six participants on the day plus our junior member Jamie, was was there to observe and assist as needed. He worked pretty hard on the day as it turned out and there was me thinking all teenagers were lazy!
The initial chat about the trees is a great way for everyone to learn a little more, even if it’s not their tree. It is a popular segment for members.
As the day progressed we saw a lot of repotting taking place. Two maples a Chamaecyparis and an Elm featured strongly. Towards the end of the day the carving tools came out and the sawdust was flying.
Alan’s Elm before repotting
Should it stay branch?
Stephen’s Maple before potting
Alan’s Chamaecyparis before work
Geraldine’s Maple before potting
Piotr’s Juniper before repotting
The now famous opening discussion
Spot Waldo again 😉
Stephen begins the repot
Alan gets stuck in
John Black Pine getting some attention.
I’m making sure we have it all on video
Ben preserving the deadwood on his maple
PPiotr repotting his Southern Beech
Geraldine starts the maple
Get to it John
Jamie assisting Geraldine in the repot
explaining root selection on nebari
it’s all go
Ben’s Hazel before carving
the new pot
Larry Grayson, ‘Shut that door!’
Sale tree for Ben 🙂
Watch the new carpet
Alan’s Chamaecyparis getting potted
Alan moves on to the Elm
John’s Juniper carving
Helping Geraldine with a tricky Larch
More coffee for Stephen
Piotr on his 4th tree 🙂
The longest repot in history!
Ben’s Maple pot virtual to follow soon.
Ready for the pot at last.
audience ready to learn
Jamie’s mother’s Day Presents
Stuffing his face 😀
Piotr’s slab project
Alan’s Elm potted
Clay wall on the slab.
getting the mix in
work commences on the Hazel
Piotr’s Juniper potted
Alan’s Chamaecyparic potted
Stephen’s maple potted