Monthly Archives: April 2015
‘Old Joe’ Yew
Lifted this one in for a slight trim. Bit of a history with this one.
Before tidy up
After Tidy up
This was it in 2010
Juan Andrade AMA
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.
After the clean up I have uncovered about an extra inch worth of base.
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.
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!
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 🙂
Feels like spring!
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!