Accent of the Day – Hokonechloa macra aureola

and a little fern too


Stolen Bonsai – Wales

Helping to spread the word, just read on this thread on the European Bonsai Forum that Alex E in Wales has had some trees stolen.

Please keep an eye out for these in the UK and I hope whoever has them sees this post and realises that 200 – 300 bonsai people from the UK read this blog every day. We are watching! Hope you get caught ❗

If I hear any more I’ll update, or if you know any more, give me a shout and I’ll add it.

Update: Trees actually stolen from a show! Here is a few words from Alex taken from this Thread on IBC.Please also keep an eye out for the others mentioned.

“all the trees were stolen from a Marquee at the Bridgend County Show 13TH/14TH July
picture quality of the White pine is not good but its the only one I have & it belongs to Ron, a member
the Cardiff club although it is featured in the Bonsai Wales 2012 book, other trees stolen were ………
Southern Beech, Triple trunk Maple,
Semi cascade Larch in a crescent Mo pot,
Literati Larch very distinctive 8″ jin top in a China Mist round pot
Mame Cottoneaster with a chinese pot,the culprits even had the audacity to take the stands they were

Any information please contact me on 07969629466″

Alex e

Here are the trees:

ScreenHunter_46 Jul. 15 12.10

ScreenHunter_47 Jul. 15 12.10

ScreenHunter_48 Jul. 15 12.11

WOW! WOW! For the Wings of a Dove

Take the hand of another and sing for the wings of a dove!

Hey! If Peter Warren can slip in numerous song quotes and links to Youtube videos, then so can bloody I 🙂

Madness I tell you!

I had the pleasure of watching this collared Dove from my computer window all morning. It is obviously building a nest in a neighbour’s Leylandii. It didn’t care a jot if I was watching it prance around the trees looking for twigs. It did get rather confused by a bit of bonsai wire that resulted in a tug of war for a few minutes 😉

Interesting fact, growing up and having a love for bird watching, I never saw these Collared Doves. They started to spread into Europe from Asia and were first sighted in the UK in the 50’s and now have a extensive population in urban areas.