Privet Bonsai: Carving 3 Trunks Into 1

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April 2014: During the following Spring (2014) I received a new pot designed specifically for this bonsai by Vic Harris of Erin Pottery/Bonsai. The Privet was removed from its training container, bare-rooted and repotted.

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April 2014: The Privet in its new pot.

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April 2014: Detail of the new bonsai pot from Vic Harris. The design of the pot as well as the glaze itself were chosen by Vic to compliment and enhance the bonsai.

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October 2014: After a successful growing season with strong growth, I carried out a gently styling. The ramification of the branches growing from the main trunk-line (on the left handside) had increased and I decided that the branches, and all of the live growth, on the right-hand side were surplus to requirements and a minimal branch-structure and foliage mass would better-suit the bonsai.

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October 2014: Firstly the branches were removed, and then using a sanding-bit and wire brushes fitted to a carving machine, the bark and cambium layer were removed from the right-hand side of the bonsai. Care was taken so that only the bark was removed and the natural deadwood appearance underneath was left intact and not brushed away.

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October 2014: The re-styled Common Privet Bonsai/Ligustrum ovalifolium. Height: 13"/32cm

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May 2012-October 2014: Common Privet Bonsai/Ligustrum ovalifolium. Height: 13"/32cm

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