Author Archives: Michael Cooper

About Michael Cooper

Bonsai enthusiast and artist. After recording the rural scene in watercolours for over thirty years and having my own studio gallery I am now semi retired. I still sell my prints though to customers worldwide via my website and through the Somerset Crafts Gallery, Avalon Marshes Centre,Westhay nr Glastonbury BA6 9TT. The rest of the time is spent looking after my bonsai trees, I like the exercise.

Mainly Bonsai on a Budget

Acers Since  my last report showed some of  the more dramatic improvements in of my young trees  I have been looking at the log book of the rest of my trees. The Acer above and the group below are the … Continue reading

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Progress Reports

Tree progress reports  Oct 2019 Juniper Project from Feb 2017 to Oct 2019 I know it’s ages since I added any news of my trees, for the last year or so though I was bogged down with health issues as … Continue reading

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Juniper project cont’d May 2019

It was February 2017 When I discovered this great untidy Juniper at the back of the yard at a nursery, long neglected and left by the previous owner and just waiting to be revived. The story that followed can be … Continue reading

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Red and gold-more autumn colour

Just rushed out between the showers, days of showers at the moment , to get some photos of these trees with the few minutes of sun upon them. On the whole I don’t like autumn, as far as I am … Continue reading

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Autumn Colour

I know I have featured this only a few weeks ago but what a difference now. This photo was taken on Oct 8th and it is still looking radiant today the 15th. Between these dates it was voted Tree of … Continue reading

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Jack’s Beech.

With bonsai trees of any age one can only ever be the guardian of that tree for some years and try to care for it, refine and improve it whilst it is your privelidge to do so. Sadly one of … Continue reading

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Season of Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness

I have just seen how long it is since I updated my own blog, I’ve been busy doing the Somerset Crafts Facebook and the Taunton and Somerset Bonsai Club website as well as a few health issues,at they say, to … Continue reading

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Customer from the past cheers old artist up.

Received this  most cheering email this week from  Nichaolas Earley a voice from the past when I was first selling my work in my first studio up forty odd steps of the stairs at Crispin Hall in Street “I came … Continue reading

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Larch group on the cheap

At the begining of 2016 I invested a few pounds in a bundle of bare rooted Larches of various sizes purchased on the internet from a company that is kind enough to consider very small quantities –Beechwood Nurseries in Co … Continue reading

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Phase 5 -Juniper Bonsai potted at last

It was  August 2017 when I last posted news of my Juniper’s progress and now we have reached Phase 5 at last, when my dear Sue could say good bye to the 22inch large black pot outside our window. It … Continue reading

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