This has been in training for a forest since last season . They were advanced starters set up for a group planting or forest and selectively  trimmed occasionally during the growing season .Today i decided to slip it onto a granite slab .I first prepared a muck mixture to build a retaining wall inset from the edge of the slab to allow for the profile of the slab to also be viewed .The muck contained reg clay and the original soil mix blended together for a plasticine consistency and adhered to the slab . I then spread a small amount of soil over the slab prior to placing the group in position , using a root rake to tease the roots out i trim underneath to basically flat bottom the setting and remove the over large roots .With the roots spread out over the muck wall i then  trim of the excess  to suit the placement  of the tree’s . With the tree’s in position , i simple sprinkle the bonsai mix over the roots and with a chop stick or artist brush poke the soil in and around the bases until they are  secure . The soil mix was also pushed gentle into the muck wall to conceal the clay an to give a uniform blended finish .. Moss was then placed in and round the setting along with a rock  covered in  moss .With all the hard work done a water spray bottle and an artists brush  are  used to wash and clean the edge of the granite slab , finishing the project off . Now its off  to the bench to settle down and grow on regardless .Cheers Alpineart

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