Sunday, 29 September 2013

British Shohin Association display at Don Valley BTA event

Just a few pictures taken today of the British Shohin Association display put on by John Armitage.

White pine

Oriental Bittersweet

Itoigawa Juniper

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Snapshot of my Cotoneaster

I was tarting up my Cotoneaster yesterday and took the opportunity to take a quick snapshot on my mobile phone.
Apologies for the crap picture.
Berry nice !

This bonsai is not a tanuki or wraparound, the deadwood is the original trunk and roots.

Friday, 20 September 2013

New root stand available...oooh Nelly...

I've just received pictures of a new root stand (ne taku) that I'm pleased to be able to offer for sale.
Unfortunately there aren't many of these stands available and they have also been offered for sale to the Japanese Bonsai market

This new root stand is 250mm high x 200mm diameter (sizes are approximate)

Please ask for a price

I've also added another size of cascade table to the "Items for sale" page

These stands are now available at size

110mm x 110mm x 300mm high (sizes are approximate)

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Greenwood Bonsai Bash

In my last post I had showed you some pictures of the display I had planned for our club display at Greenwood Bonsai Studio.

Here are some pictures of the trees our club displayed at the "Bonsai Bash".
If you're in the UK and don't have anything to do get yourself over to the Bash tomorrow you'll have a great day.

Ezo Spruce on rock
Itoigawa Juniper
Cotoneaster & Chinese Elm
English Yew & Chinese Elm
Japanese Maple & Heather
Satsuki Azalea & Larch
Satsuki Azaalea
Mountain Maple
English Yew
Berries on Cotoneaster
Itoigawa Juniper
Ezo Spruce on rock

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Getting ready for an upcoming display

Corin Tomlinson at Greenwwod Bonsai Studio, has kindly offered my local club the chance to display some of our bonsai at the upcoming Bonsai Bash on September 7th & 8th.
Today I was busy cleaning and mossing two trees ready for displaying.
I took a few pictures to check that the display would work, and I'm quite happy with the results.

The 3 point display of Cotoneaster, cork bark Chinese Elm and accent.
Ideally the cascade stand could do with being taller and the ne taku under the Elm feels too small but I think everyone suffers from not having enough display stands.
Cotoneaster from garden plant.
I bought this plant from one of our annual club auctions for £5 around 8 years ago.
The tree still has a long way to go but the fruits add a nice autumnal feel to the display.
Cork bark Chinese Elm
Trunk & moss detail on the Cotoneaster