Sunday, 25 April 2010

Field maple repotted and in leaf

Acer campestre, developed from feild grown stock scince Autumn 2008.





Goblin Combe

Above Cleeve, half an hours drive south of Bristol, is the beautiful mixed woodland of Goblin Combe.













Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Bonsai could learn from Ruskin

'There is nothing that I tell you with more earnest desire that you should believe than this - that you will never love art well till you love what she mirror's better'
John Ruskin (1819-1900)

Monday, 5 April 2010

The Tortwort Chestnut





The sweet chestnut, Castanea sativa, south of St. Leonard's at Tortworth (South Gloucestershire), is probably 1000 years old (give or take a few hundred years). All the trunks around the main trunk are layered branches and new growth from the roots. The tree is still thriving and fruits each year. St Leonard's itself (in the background of this comparatively young oak) was built in the latter part of the 15th Century.