Woke up to a beautiful frost this morning, and managed to photograph some of my trees.
This Larch (probably Larix × marschlinsii [Syn. L. × eurolepis]) has been with me for some time now, but this is the first year it has produced cones.
Sunday, 27 April 2014
Carpinus betulus, the European Hornbeam, is a beautiful British native tree. This bonsai had been in development for 6 years, bought from relatively cheap nursery stock.
|Repotted April 2014...|
|Looking good, both front and back.|
|The tree in 2008, a growing season on from |
being lifted from the ground.
Saturday, 26 April 2014
Acer campestre, Britain's only native maple, has a special place in my heart.
|Here is the tree today, coming on nicely I think. The canopy|
must get a bit bigger to balance out the trunk, and the pot is
probably not right, but I am happy that this is becoming a
nice looking tree.
Just a week ago it was only just coming into leaf;
it is very vigorous and needs re-potting every year.
Early in 2012, later that year I removed the large branch
with the guy wire on the right of this image, a move I
should have made at the start of development, but was too timid.
The tree as it came to me in October 2008, lots of big cuts
and confused roots, my first big bonsai challenge