Tag Archives: Bonsai

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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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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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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Juniper Project Phase 1

The number of times I have stopped to explore some small out of the way nursery in the hope of finding some potential bonsai treasure. But I suppose like the Princess and the Frog you have to kiss a lot … 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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Three new additions

Finished last year off with a new tree when Susan gave me a lovely sturdy Crab Apple for my birthday in December. I have had a so called Crab Apple for over thirty years and the rotten little thing has never … 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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Auction Acquisition-A Hornbeam Progression

This year our Taunton and Somerset Bonsai Club  held it’s second auction following the success of last year’s event, it was an entertaining  evening with the chance of some bargains in the way of all things bonsai. Much of that success was … Continue reading

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