Boston Ivy

A little Autumn colour on this Boston Ivy. Two photos taken a week apart.

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Summer Accents

Sisyrinchium Rocky Point

Rhodohypoxis Confecta

Sisyrinchium Biscutella

Kusamono Workshop @ Bud

When I was in County Clare on my travels I did a Kusamono workshop in partnership with Ray at Bud Garden Centre. Being a bit of a passion for me and also catching on fast with the folk down there we thought we’d give it a whirl with limited numbers due to space available. We even had sign ups from people outside of bonsai which was great. Here are a few photos of the planting created on the day.

This was A first Bud/Eejit collaboration and watch this space for future events in the Bunratty area.

Special Guest

I had the pleasure of having Jeff Banning from the Ayr Bonsai Club and President of the Scottish Bonsai Association visit my garden back in the good weather. I’d met Jeff when I was over as guest speaker in Ayr last year. He was visiting Northern Ireland with family and managed to squeeze in a short visit with me. Great to catch up Jeff.

Looking Down

I can’t do any fancy drone footage, but when I’m up a ladder cleaning out my gutters I was able to take a few snaps without falling off!

 

Hosepipe ban at the start of the Summer did the grass the world of good 😦

Leinster Bonsai Club Autumn/Winter Group Sessions

I’m delighted to have been invited back to the Leinster Bonsai Club to run another 6 group sessions starting in October and running through the Winter to March 2019. These sessions are being tailored to the requests for the club members and will include hands on workshops as well as an in depth  look at repotting, wiring, design etc.

Session are being held once a month on a Sunday starting at 10am in Mounttown Community Centre, Mounttown. Dates below:

21st October /18th November/16th December/20th January/17th February/10th March.

This fast growing club is open to new members and welcomes new faces at meetings. If you are interested in signing up for these 6 sessions,  CONTACT THEM HERE.

Here’s a few snaps from last Winters sessions.

Returned From the Land of the Missing!

I should be ashamed of myself, no posts for months. Excuses a plenty, busy busy (bonsai), Computer issues (hard drive crapped itself), heatwave (sunbathing), surgery (see below), the list goes on. I’m going to try and get back into the swing of posting again, we shall see how it goes. I have a few bits and pieces to cover from the last few months but I’ll drip these up here as a record as I go.

I’m off to Australia in a few weeks so hopefully I can get in the swing of it again and post some good inspirational tree content for you all.

Below is one of my many excuses. I had a ‘Cervical Medial Branch Denervation’ using Radio Frequency. Basically had nerves from C2 to C5 in my neck destroyed to try and reduce neck pain. Early days, we shall see how it goes. NOT a pleasant experience.

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Accent: Sisyrinchium ‘Devon Skies’

New Addition

I recently added a tree to my own collection. The Acer Palmatum below is a welcome sight in my garden.

Inspiration Walks

Always looking for inspiration from nature both for bonsai and for accents. Here’s a few pics from recent walks near my home.