Nuovo tavolo per shohin

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Tall Larch

I had planned to rewire my taller Larch this Spring but I missed my window of opportunity, and as a result it’s springing out of shape. Still looks pretty good but prefer it in the second photo after wiring a few years ago.

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‘Old Joe’ Yew

Lifted this one in for a slight trim. Bit of a history with this one.

Before tidy up

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After Tidy up

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This was it in 2010

Juan Andrade AMA

Berberbis Bagatelle

I now know the exact name of this Berberis Clump, I found the original label buried in the root mass when I was giving it a clear out a few days ago.

This was it before clearing. I just wanted to remove excess mix from the pot and some of the old garden soil and aerial roots from around the base.

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After the clean up I have uncovered about an extra inch worth of base.

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Look forward to getting this one into a smaller more manageable pot next year.

 

One to One: Mixed Bag

I had Ben over for a one to one last Saturday with a van load of trees to discuss and work on, always an enjoyable session with Ben.

These are a few of the trees covered on the day. First up a beech that got a pruning, thread grafting and a repot.

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This Beech group on a slate had a few adjustment made to the slate so it didn’t look like it had just been stolen off a roof!

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And finally a Yamadori Hawthorn getting it’s first shaping. A strange one to do but we opted to try and recreate an actual Hawthorn image that can be seen throughout Ireland. Typically seen growing the in the middle of a field with cattle lying under it. I suggested this to Ben as a possible accent feature but thankfully he’s wise enough to know that this would be tacky 🙂

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Feels like spring!

Bonsai Baker

It’s great to see trees burst into life !

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Bird Invasion

During a shower of rain last Sunday I had a flock of Sparrows visit my benches looking for insects, oh, and the usual Blackbird looking to remove every bit of moss it could find!

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Spring Images

Some snaps taken after a shower of rain a few days ago. Spring, my favourite time of year.

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The Raft Hawthorn with new photos set up today

Bonsai & Yamadori from Tony Tickle

I am still making various quality tests with my new studio set up, here is my Hawthorn Raft today just coming into leaf, I am really excited too because for the first time in 26 years there are flower buds on the tree. So expect a flowering raft in the next few weeks! Select the photo to see full size!Raft 2000 April 2015

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