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Early September 2016: The day finally came to repot my Skull Privet bonsai in early September! So at last, here it was........ my Ligustrum ovalifolium/Common Privet bonsai, height 19"/48 cm. In a handmade bonsai pot designed and built by Swedish potter Thor Holvila
For the full updated story of this tree since August 2004, please see here
Early September 2016: Detail of the new bonsai pot by Thor Holvila and the deadwood of the tree.
Early September 2016: Detail of the foliage mass
Early September 2016: Privet Bonsai, August 2004 to August 2016
Mid-September 2016: Crataegus monogyna /Hawthorn bonsai carved yesterday from an old stump for Lee Barker. Height 20"/50cm approx. Purchased earlier this year in Coventry by Lee, the stump had a very awkward base and a straight untapered trunk.
Mid-September 2016: After turning the trunk anti-clockwise, roughing out the base, opening up the shari and splitting the top of the stump
Mid-September 2016: After detailing the deadwood, and applying ash and lime-sulphur. Total time just 5 hours work.
Mid-September 2016: Detail of the trunkbase