Last Friday night brought  another NIBS club night attended by Robert Porch who in his very relaxed style hosted the evening. He did a very basic styling demo on a few members trees and basically demonstrated what could be done on some raw material in a very short space of time and with a bit of thoughtful consideration.

The first tree he worked on was a rather tall and slender Mugo Pine that had been grown from seed by a member over a
period of about 20 years.


The Raw Material


Santa’s little helpers wiring the tree

Mugo Pine 1

On the way

Mugo pine

 The finished product


A few members were bold enough to offer some suggestions re the design of some raw material and Robert very quickly enlisted their practical help. Here is Stephen AKA Bonsai Baker after he  had been press ganged into putting his suggestions into practice. It was one of…

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Soldanella Flowering

This little Soldanella, or Japanese Snowbell,  is flowering for me. Thanks to Robert Porch I now have a rapidly growing collection of these. I have just acquired a really small variety from him as well.