Five years work on a Japanese Larch

Originally posted on Robert Nocher Shohin Bonsai:
I just completed the winter wiring of this Japanese Larch today. Its’ progress in just five years, from the most unpromising raw material, is a constant source of pleasure and satisfaction for me. It may not win any prizes on the show bench but it has taught me a lot about bonsai design and development and it hasn’t cost… Continue reading Five years work on a Japanese Larch

Landscape Juniper Progression

Originally posted on BONSAIKO:
This scrappy landscape juniper was part of a massive juniper mass that was removed from a mature landscape.   We collected this tree in March of 2015.  It was potted in the formica pot that is currently in with pumice and red lava mix.  It was fertilized heavily about a month later and throughout the summer and fall and during the growing… Continue reading Landscape Juniper Progression

Deadwood Inspiration

Originally posted on Scratch Bonsai:
Shots taken at Castlewellan Forest Park in County Down: Two things about this part of the tree stood out for me that I understand are very desirable when reproducing deadwood on bonsai trees: The branch has broken along the grain, leaving very defined lines and whorls and secondly, the irregular and very natural looking point of departure from the trunk… Continue reading Deadwood Inspiration

Bonsai Facebook Pages

I thought I might post some interesting Bonsai related Facebook pages for our members to have a look at and maybe help to spread the good work done by other Bonsai Clubs in the UK. First one is the page of the Wessex Bonsai Society. A small club like our own, trying to raise their profile and hoping to attract new members. Please have… Continue reading Bonsai Facebook Pages


Originally posted on Axarquia Garden Club:
Cindy opened the meeting by welcoming two new members to our club;  Linda Dryburgh and Jessamy Bowyer. It had been suggested by a member that we should wear name badges as although Cindy knows everyone’s name, not everybody else does!!!   Mave is currently making them, so please see her to collect yours and wear to each meeting. Gill  J.,… Continue reading AGC JANUARY 2017 BONSAI REPORT