Here are some examples of raw material that I have acquired in the past year to create bonsai from in the future.
Pinus Sylvestris, collected last year with mature bark, a thick trunk and good movement and taper at the base. Height above the pot is about 55cm at the moment
Great future potential here I think but it will need a few years more growth before it will be ready for a first styling.
Another thin trunk Pinus Sylvestris, acquired recently from a friend, which should make a nice literati in the not too distant future. About 50cm tall.
2 purple flowering examples of Rhododendron Indicum, collected by division from a large shrub in my garden, this year. I may air layer parts from these trees to increase my stock further
The journey never ends.