Two more getting their first direction. First is a hawthorn with great bark and second is an unusual variety of privet.
This is another Hawthorn I worded on on Saturday, collected from a hedge a few years ago using a digger and now well established in a pot. Some amazing deadwood that will now be protected. Branch selection and some basic placing done. Raffia on a few of the heavy branches to get the right placement. Leader left to grow free to help with taper. This will be another great tree in a few years time.
Cheers to Mario who shared this on Facebook and brought it to my attention. Makes you appreciate pots a little more.
and a few others on the channel to keep me busy 🙂
I had the pleasure of working on this tree yesterday.
This Pyracantha was a beast collected from a garden a few years ago. It was time to do some branch selection and a little placement with wire where it was required. First though we had to define what was alive on the trunk and define the veins. Most of the trunk was dead but it had two live veins and an impressive base once we uncovered it. Bark was removed from the dead areas but no detailed carving was done for now. The top of the chop would was removed as this wont be needed in any final design. A repot in the Spring and this tree is well on the way to being one of the most impressive Pyracantha I have seen.
At some point in the last few weeks I passed the 2000 subscribers mark on Youtube. I try and share anything of interest on there either from my own exploits or some of what the Club gets up too. Hard to get a balance, sometimes what’s popular is the last thing I’d expect! I have over 100 videos up there now! Youtube is a real strange community at times but a very useful tool all the same. I always look forward to the Bonsai Art of Japan Series additions and of course Mr Potters creations.
Anyway, thanks to all those who liked what they saw enough to hit subscribe, and also to that person who always hits the dislike button, you make me smile 🙂
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Trying to take a bigger interest in pots and sat glued to this. Thanks for taking the time Andy.