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A Great Stonemonkey Pot acquired at Noelanders

I wanted one of these pots from the minute Andy first posted them on Facebook. Terrific work from a terrific potter

Change on the Horizon

Although we are still immersed in the coldest part of our winter here in Scotland, there has been a perceptible change in my local environment this …

A Visit to Wattston Bonsai

Unfortunately I missed this months meeting of the Lanarkshire Bonsai Club, which is held on the first Sunday of the month at the premises of one of …

Some Record Pictures of my Hawthorns in Development

We had our biggest snowfall of the year so far, today; but I still managed to do some work with my trees. We don’t get a lot of snow in the lowlands …

Shohin Hawthorns in Development

This morning, during a brief break in our relentless winter weather I ventured outside to check my trees and came across this group of hawthorns. Its …

Larch Number 3 Rewired

This is the last of the three larches that were de-wired last week to have new wire re-applied.First a reminder of how it looked when the old wire …

Broom Style Kiyohime Maple Shohin Winter Image

This is a recent record picture of my shohin kiyohime maple. This little tree is developing nicely. The plan for next spring is to replant it into a …

Juniper Rigida Shohin

As we continue to endure the poor light and atrocious weather conditions of a bleak mid winter here in Scotland, I thought I would take the time to …

A Perfect Example of What Great Ramification Looks Like & a Series of Excellent How-to Illustrations

<i>You have your own eyes so there’s no need for me to say much. Except that this photo appeared here on Bark last spring in a post titled</i> The One …

Iggy Azalea

Ezo spruce #2

Ask Daisaku Nomoto anything

Ever wonder what it’s like to work on bonsai <i>every day</i>? Plus weekends and evenings? On some of the best trees in the world? Now’s your chance to find …

Very Large Mtn. Hemlock Clump

This is one of those trees I’ve had in my yard a long time, and never done a follow-up post about. For one thing, it’s so large it’s hard to …

Deutzia #3

Oriental hornbeam #19

Healing of wounds on my trees

On one of the forums I was asked about how to handle big wounds on trees and if there is good example how it was done on some of my trees. On …

Story of my bonsai tree: Hornbeam No.3 - Gemini

Let me share with you story of this bonsai tree. This bonsai is Carpinus betulus, from collected yamadori material as most of my trees. This …

Prunus already having flower buds

Due to exceptionallly warm weather many of my prunus are already having flower buds. It will take less than four weeks for them to bloom.,

Nice! Owner unknown, photo found at Paresh Jagad. www.bonsaiempire.com #bonsai

Cembra pine forest

What’s Eccentric?

<i>This wildly elaborate juniper bonsai is from Bjorn Bjornholm’s facebook photos. It’s a case where a darker background would work better, but</i> …

Hinoki forests and more at the 34th Taikan-ten

I don’t often see hinoki cypress bonsai forests, and I wouldn’t expect to see multiple hinoki bonsai forests in the same exhibit. The recent …

Another Larch Rewired

This is the second one of three that I de-wired last week<p>A reminder of how it looked last week without the wire<p>Today after branch selection and …

Larch Group Planting Progression photos

This group was started in 2000 from nursery stock plants bought at the local garden centre.<br>Initially it was five trees, but I added more as the group …