North Coast Hawthorn

I gave this Hawthorn collected up the North coast in around 2003 a rewiring last week. It’s been knocking around my garden for years but it’s finally starting to resemble a tree. In about another 15 years it might actually look the part 🙂

This was it in Spring 2010 when I air layer a trunk off.

October 2010

September 2011, starting from scratch branch wise.

I wired the tree out for the first time in Winter 20114/15 and this was the tree in May 2015 after cutting back the first flush of growth.

And this is the tree now in March 2016 after a second wiring. Just need about 10 times the ramification to make a convincing tree image.





NIBS – Bonsai Auction

I’m a member of the Northern Ireland Bonsai Society and we are having an auction to help raise money to deliver our 30th Anniversary Event Bonsai 30.

All items in the auction have been donated to the club with 100% of money raised going into our exhibition fund. The auction is open to everyone, not just club members so please follow this link over to the club auction page on the website for a look at over 40 lots available. There is a reserve on some items but set way below actual value. I foresee this auction having some absolute bargains even if you have to pay for a little postage!

Thanks for looking, and please help spread the word by re-blogging and sharing on social media.