Category Archives: My BLOG

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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Collectors from Kentucky meet the artist

It’s always pleasing to know that around the world somewhere someone is probably looking at one of my pictures on their wall but it is really something when visitors from Kentucky USA go out of their way on the UK … Continue reading

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Old Ones and New Ones

    I just didn’t think that I would be able to creep this big Wisteria bonsai into the garden without my Sue noticing and I was right.”Good Lord what’s that on the wall ? she asked as soon as … Continue reading

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Threshing Day at Compton Dundon

 ‘Threshing Day’  Until quite recent years this age old farming activity could be seen at Compton Dundon between Street and Somerton in Somerset. For over two hundred years the Wright family of thatchers have worked there and it is where … Continue reading

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Penny Pinching pensioner’s supermarket purchase.

Still trying to get my trees for next to nothing I purchased this Pyracantha from Morrisons Supermarket in a 4″or 5″ pot for probably less than £3. In May 2014. I planted it in the ground and let one twig grow … Continue reading

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Spring colour

I know I have already posted a picture of this Acer my Wife has given me but the way it caught the sun today made me feel that spring is really here at last Bought at the recent Swindon Society … Continue reading

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Land Rover the End of an Era

It seems that since they recently  stopped making the Land Rover, as we knew it,  it has stirred a few memories for for folk that were brought up in the countryside, people who first learnt to drive in a Landy or … Continue reading

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Bare rooted bonsai starters

Another blog mainly for my own tree progress record but someone else  might find it interesting  Always having to count the pennies involved in this hobby and not having the physical ability to go clambering over the moors and mountains … Continue reading

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Fuji Cherry

I first saw a Fuji Cherry Incisa, Kojo-no-mai, bonsai at Taunton &Somerset Bonsai where it had been entered for the tree of the month  in full bloom and thought I really must get one of those. Kojo-no-mai evidently means ‘Flight of … Continue reading

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More Practice Needed?

‘First Practice’ one of the  paintings from my Childhood Days series was based on my childhood when we lived at Hitchin in Hertfordshire. At the end of our road was the playing field for a school the other side of town … Continue reading

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