Category Archives: My BLOG

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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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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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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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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Juniper Project Phase 3 Continued

Now at the end of July the Juniper has put on a healthy burst of growth and is ready for thinning out a bit and wiring even more carefully . Fresh supply of wire to hand and starting work on … Continue reading

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Bonsai Progress July 2017

  My Bonsai Progress over the last six months or so.   Juniper Project  This is coming on a treat now, looking a bit better than it did not so long ago at the beginning of May, the High Nitrogen … Continue reading

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Blooming Beautiful Wisteria

Last year I was luck enough to acquire this beautiful Wisteria  from a fellow member of Taunton and Somerset Bonsai Club who I think had returned from an auction with a car full of purchases and felt that he should … Continue reading

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Juniper Project Phase 2 Cont’d.

Now left to my own devices without Taunton and Somerset Bonsai Club mate Adrian to give me advice I  carried on tidying the tree up,removing hundreds of dead needles one by one,dead and small damaged branches. Then I started started … 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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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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