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Last Snows of Winter 2018

  At the end of February I had started re-potting some of my trees not knowing that winter still had some surprises in store for us even here in Somerset. I think it was on the 1st or 2nd of … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Marcus a real Somerset Character

What seem like long ago at the begining of this century I spent quite a time at a cider orchard in Lower Edgarley at the foot of Glastonbury Tor where I had the honour of meeting one of Glastonbury’s great … Continue reading

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Blue Leaf Bonsai Acer Fraud

I know it seems odd to anyone who has grown bonsai for any length of time but outside that circle there are people who log on to Ebay and come across this interesting specimen the  Blue Japanese Maple Bonsai Acer … Continue reading

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Juniper Phase 4

To think that I only acquired this Juniper in February and above  is what it looked like in March after the first  drastic cut and now it looks like this. So it must be Phase 4 by now surely? Through … Continue reading

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Atlas Blue Cedars, Starter’s Progress

               Two Atlas Blue Cedars Purchased Jan 2017 from Kaizen Last Christmas my two sons Ben and Julian gave me gift vouchers for Kaizen Bonsai, many thanks fellas. I spent the following week studying their … Continue reading

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Juniper Project Phase 3

It was back along at the beginning of February when I discovered this Juniper hidden away in the potting up area of an old nursery, a tale that has been told earlier  in the saga of this tree’s discovery  . Use this Link … Continue reading

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Springtime Blossom

Just had to share this photo of this Crab Apple that my dear Wife Sue gave me for my Birthday back in December. At times I was really worried at how fast it was progressing and wondered if the supplier, … Continue reading

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Juniper Project Phase 2

It is a month now since I brought this tree home from the nursery where I discovered it, (see earlier Phase 1 posting) and I have had a while to think about it and round up some help as well. … Continue reading

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More pots from the kiln

Went to see Anne today at her pottery to see the latest collection.One failure in firing but the rest look pretty good . The round ones above came in two sizes. Small Round Pots    17 cm diameter  5cm high … Continue reading

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My Anniversary Acer – a Progression

Having put up with me for fifty years this year my dear Wife Sue decided to mark the event by giving me a bonsai tree. Off I went then to the Swindon  Bonsai Society Show on 28th Feb, very handy that … Continue reading

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