2′ ? Is that bonsai?
I wouldn’t say I was into bonsai, but was given a quite attractive little tree – ficus micrcarpa ginseng, IIRC and it’s doing well. Dunno if I’m supposed to trimming stuff as the branches are a little wayward.
But my branches are more spread and less clumpy 🙂Posted 6 months ago
Yes, I been doing bonsai for nearly 30 years.
I’ve been lucky to travel around teaching and doing demos
my website is http://www.bonsai.co.uk
take a look
ill post some pics but photo bucket is driving me mad
This coming weekend we have a open weekend with FREE bonsai demonstrations and exhibition each day SAT/SUNPosted 6 months agoCoyoteSubscriber
Your dad Harry was a big influence on me during my bonsai days and I was sorry to hear of his passing. I never met him but The Complete Book of Bonsai was a constant point of reference. My lad is now expressing an interest and I think that I may restart my hobby. How is THE[/u] Oak? Is it still with us?Posted 6 months ago
Thanks for the reply cozz. Like coyote, your dad’s book was a huge influence on me when I started with some old stock from the garden centre I worked at.Posted 6 months ago
My mum took over my collection when I moved away but we’re both looking to have a good go at doing some more and bringing on what we’ve got already.
There’s plans for a visit to Greenwood as we both need some bits and, TBH, we just want to have a look around.
Any thoughts on what an expert could do with the Acer, above?
It only started as a £3 Morrison’s tree but has started to develop quite nice shape.schrickvr6Member
A clash with the Dragon auction there Corin.
Stevied I don’tthink there’s a cascade there, the low right branchy trunky thingy is too straight and taperless. I’d just go with the one trunk that splits off to the right, chop above a node and regrow a new leader and new branches.
One of my better treesPosted 6 months ago
its unlikely that you can get that acer to bend enough into a cascade style.
I would concentrate on an upright, remove the lower branch and give the tree a good trim back to encourage more back budding and branches
Re-pot next spring in to a shallower bonsai training pot
Where are you based?Posted 6 months agolittlegirlbunnyMember
I had a beautiful little elm for a long time, but killed it through neglect in a bout of can’t-be-arskedism
I have started an English Oak this year though. Still very much a baby, from this spring’s acorn growth, but he’s survived a rabbit attack (no joke, completely stripped) and mildew so far, so I have hope….Posted 6 months ago
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