This month we held an autumn workshop to discuss the interesting transitional period between active and dormant. This year has produced mixed results for autumn foliage in the UK, largely down to climatic influences more than anything. I believe the Americans call looking at autumnal colour ‘leaf peeping’ which I think is a nice sentiment. It was good to see both Terry Hayward and Terry Adams back on form and joining us for the workshop. Terry Adams was busy working on his Japanese White Pine, needle plucking before wiring in preparation for our show already! There was a bit of trading going on and Mike decided to impress us all with a full on Mame display for tree of the month.

My Japanese Black Pine was in for a bit of needle plucking also

Japanese Black Pine also in for a bit of needle plucking