Bonsai Spring Images 2016

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This article contains a selection of updates and images I've posted on Social Media (Google+ and Facebook) over Spring 2016; from March 21st 2016 to June 21st 2016.

siberian elm bonsai

Early April 2016: My Ulmus pumila/Siberian Elm, photographed in early April.
Height 26"/64cm. I bought this tree as field-grown stock for £30 in 2005 and it has been in development since.
Pot by Victor Harris of Erin Bonsai

siberian elm bonsai

Early April 2016: Ulmus pumila/Siberian Elm 2005-2016

siberian elm bonsai

Early April 2016: Detail of the crown of the Ulmus pumila/Siberian Elm bonsai.

apple bonsai

Early April 2016: Before and After images of the Crab Apple I was commissioned to work on and finished in early April 2016.
Measuring over half a metre wide, the tree is just 15"/37cm tall.
Now planted into a rectangular bonsai pot by John Pitt. For more images and details of this project, please see Crab Apple Bonsai Carving and Styling

hawthorn bonsai

Early April 2016: Sean The Apprentice (Sean Stolp) doing some detail wiring on one of my Hawthorn in early April.

larch bonsai

Early April 2016: Larch bonsai before work.

larch bonsai

Early April 2016: After carving the main trunk of the Larch bonsai.

larch bonsai

Early April 2016: Carving and re-styling the Larch bonsai.
In early April I had the pleasure of re-carving the Middlesex Bonsai Society Larch. The tree was originally owned by the late Barbara Tydeman, former Chairman and founder Member of the Middlesex Bonsai Society.
The Larch had recently been re-styled by Lee Verhorevoort, who had reduced it to a one-branch design due to the loss of a number of branches in recent years. It was then my job to carve and refine the resulting jin-top.
I chocked and tilted the pot slightly for these images as I prefer a straight trunk to stand upright. Height approximately 19"/46cm.

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