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Early December 2016: Me pictured with my Field Elm bonsai (Ulmus minor) in early December.
Pot by Erin Bonsai
Tree started from a thick air-layered branch 12 years ago. For the full detailed progression series for this tree please see my book "Bonsai Inspirations 1"
I also released a 360º video of this tree that can be seen here
Early December 2016: Before and after images of a very old shohin Hawthorn collected last Autumn (2015) and carved in early December for a client. The current years' growth had also been cut back hard and the primary branches given an initial wiring.
Height approx 8"/20cm
Early December 2016: One of my favourite trees, my Crataegus monogyna/Common Hawthorn bonsai in the Informal Broom style.
Collected in 2004 from grasslands in the Greater Manchester area.
Planted in a pot by Victor Harris of Erin Pottery
Early December 2016: Crataegus monogyna/Common Hawthorn bonsai
Early December 2016: Crataegus monogyna/Common Hawthorn bonsai after collection in 2004, and 12 years later, in early December 2016.
Mid-December 2016: More carving of yamadori Hawthorn to dress wounds caused by chopping back the trunk hard.
Mid-December 2016: Before and after images of the top-jin of another yamadori Hawthorn carved and stained in mid-December.