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Larch group on the cheap

At the begining of 2016 I invested a few pounds in a bundle of bare rooted Larches of various sizes purchased on the internet from a company that is kind enough to consider very small quantities –Beechwood Nurseries in Co … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Ken Dodd one of my old customers

Sadly passed away on the 11th March one of our great comedians who worked in the tradition of the music halls.  Aged 90 he performed from 1954 until 2017.  Ken Dodd gave me one of his cards and I sold … 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 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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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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