Category Archives: BLOG

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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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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