Category Archives: Bonsai

Broken Pots , all may not be lost

During recent strong winds I lost a rather nice pot when it crashed to the ground. Remembering an article I had once read I thought I might try my hand at the ancient Japanese art of Kintsugi. Many years ago … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Springtime at Last

Prunus Incisa ‘Paean’ Purchased as a spindly nursery tree about four foot high February last year,cut down to about 9 inches, in training pot until n ow. One of the  magic moments of nature is the Spring as buds starts … Continue reading

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Craftsman made Bonsai Pots -Update

I took the pots the new selection of pots along to our local club Taunton and Somerset Bonsai Club to give members a first look through and it  seems it is a worthwhile project, encouraging Somerset Potter Anne Whittlesey to … 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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Craftsmen made Bonsai Pots

Following the discovery of a suitable potter and the first few pots I had commissioned back in November see previous posting   I have been eagerly  awaiting the  next firing as I had asked to see some plainer ones to increase … 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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