I dug this plum in 2011 and I still don’t know what variety it is as it is yet to fruit. The number of flowers has increased over recent years but there are still very few. It would be helpful … Continue reading →
This tree is a new acquisition for me and the photo shows it in its first bonsai training pot. There is a lot of work to be done on this tree but it has good bones, very attractive pink flowers … Continue reading →
This five tree group planting represents a coastal area that is buffeted by the sea winds. There are a few rocks in the planting and it is due for a re-potting very soon as it has been a number of … Continue reading →
I had a plan to post a photo of one of my trees each week this year, and all was on track until I had an issue with the availability of my internet coverage. My provider took in excess of … Continue reading →
Quite a few years ago I thought I would have a go at the root over rock style and at that stage I didn’t realise how long it takes to get a good grasp to the rock. That was another … Continue reading →
This tree was grown from a root cutting and has been with me for eight or nine years. It has very small leaves which is of course an asset for a small bonsai. It has been given a good hard … Continue reading →
This tree was dug from my garden as it was not needed, and a good solution is for it to become a bonsai, or in this case a Penjing, Lots more development to go but it is on its way … Continue reading →
This European olive was given to me by a friend in South Australia a couple of years ago. Originally it was dug from the Adelaide Hills and made its way to Goulburn on a long road trip. I like this little shohin and in the coming years I hope it continues to develop.
It is unusual in that it has a large area of dead wood in the centre of the tree but this is the feature I really enjoy. I do understand that this will not last for ever but the theory is to enjoy it while it lasts and then re-design it into a new artistic “look” to take it into the future.
Just to continue the English Elm theme, here is one more, and probably the last for now. This tree was dug around 1995 in Canberra and the size hasn’t changed much over those years. Currently it is not quite a … Continue reading →
After a week off viewing English Elms its time to get back into them. This tree was dug in about 2006 in the Goulburn area so it has been out of the ground for some time. It is healthy and … Continue reading →