New Pots From Ian Baillie

I was lucky to have access to a great collection of Ian Baillie pots at a club event this weekend past and I got my hands on some great pots. Sunday saw me repotting a few trees. Here are the results…

A dwarf Willow with a nice heavy base. This is it’s first time in a small pot and is in the first steps of styling this year. Tree is roughly 10cm tall.

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A great pot with stunning detail.

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This was the old pot and tree as acquired back in June last year.

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A shohin Rose

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A root over rock Rose. We had fun selecting a pot for this one. It’s a touch large as it sits but should make a stunning image when it produces pink flowers this year.

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This was it before and in flower last year.

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And a root over rock Cotoneaster in a new shallow pot adding to the drama .

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and here in the old pot last September.

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Accent Rose ‘Roulettii’

Love this little rose, an old variety originally from China with a strong scent. Potted in a Stone Monkey Pot.

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Kusamono – Rose and Epimedium Akebono

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Kusamono -Rose, Epimedium, Astilibe.

I wan’t to get this new pot planted up and I opted to do a little combo kusamono using a white flowering rose, Epimedium akebono and a dwarf Astilbe. It will take a while to mature but I think it should make a good mix.

This is the pot, made by Alberto Vignori from Milan I believe, I just loved the quality of the finish and the colour.

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And this is what I put together. I was aiming for the three levels within the planting, ‘Heaven, man and earth’ as tends to be the aim with these. The rose is the tallest element and is light enought to look the part. I then picked the Epimedium akebono for the middle level, again it’s got a small leaf and I love the form of the plant. Last is a little Astilbe that can hardly been seen at the moment but it will grow. It gives me the lowest element. I topped off the pot with some moss just to give it a more finished look and to keep the soil from washing away until the plants bind together. I look forward to seeing this one when the rose is in flower. I feel that all elements flowering at once would be too much but I think that each should flower at a different time allowing this to be used multiple times in the year.

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Mini Rose getting really close

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Super Mini Rose Bud

I got this little Rose in a swap last Autumn with Jose over at Centro Bonsai Tenerife. I have been waiting with anticipation to see the first flower and it looks like it’s going to be tiny 🙂

 

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Rose Show

Setting bonsai aside, I do like getting long to the Rose Show in Belfast each year. The rose gardens are amazing and it’s a really nice family atmosphere. I didn’t get to take many photos this year as I was late getting there to collect my trees from the exhibition. Here are a few of what I did manage to take.

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Accent of the Day – Rose

Sadly dropped a lot of leaves to produce flowers but still pretty.

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Ingrid Bergmann

Was lucky enough to have this fabulous Rose named after her. This is from my garden and this is my wife’s favourite. God help any kid who hits it with a football! 🙂

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Gift of Roses

It must be love. Phil gave me this little dwarf rose when I was at his house last weekend. I popped it into this little pot.