Bonsai School

Just getting around to sorting out the photos from the weekend. Here’s the photos from the Saturday School session.Peter Snart from Willowbog focused the day on Forest Plantings. Part of the day was taken up with a demo were we put together a slab of Spruce. I was able to get involved a little with placement and getting my hands messy with Keto and moss placement .

Further info can be seen HERE on the Club blogsite.

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Garage Night Tree/s #3

Graham brought this Larch Forest to the garage night yesterday. It’s made up of young larch seedling and was put together by Graham a few years ago. It’s planted on a slate slab. This was the first time I had seen this planting as Graham had been hiding it in his back garden until now.

The photo doesn’t do it justice as the slab actual zig-zags a bit and adds interest to the composition. He had lost a few trees from the back and we discussed if they should be replaced. I liked it as is but felt that the tree to the far right might be better added to the rear behind the main tree. A few others where adjusted and shortened. This was the result.

Still a few tweeks to be made here and there but I think he’s made a fantastic job out of this using what was very young and cheap material. The slate was from the base of an old pool table. Here is Graham with the forest for scale.