Kouka-en part 2

Andys shohin bonsai

This was a nursery that has been top of my list to visit for some time, and it did not disappoint.

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This juniper I first saw in Peter Warrens blog last year, and in the flesh it did not disappoint.

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This large Hinoki Sekka that Owen styled a while back was good to meet as I have some of the cuttings he struck from what was removed in the styling.

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Chatting with Bjorn about this prunus he said it was struggling due to its age so 4 years ago it was grafted with new foliage and the old all removed. This means everything other than the main trunk is only 4 years old. The tree now grows like a teenager again.

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Where as this maple is on a slow decline to the end of its life, it’s already lost a major branch half way up.

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Watering in winter is relatively…

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