Posts Tagged: bonsai

Hawthorn ‘Crataegus monogyna’

This Hawthorn was collected in 1990 from the side of a disused railway line. It was planted in a deep tub because most of the  root I was able to get out with it was about 4 inches higher up the trunk than the soil level I eventually wanted

Firethorn ‘Pyracantha coccinea’

This tree was grown from a cutting taken in 1980 and planted to grow up the side of a house. In 1995 it had grown too large and it was decided to take it out. There was no care  taken in digging it out as it was only afterwards that it was realized that it… Read more »

Grey Alder ‘Alnus incana’

The seed for this Alder was collected in the autumn of 1987, from a local tree, planted in standard seed compost and left outside to germinate. For the first three years growth was very slow. I decided to do some research into Alders and found out that they grew close to water. From then on… Read more »

John Armitage workshop September 2010

Here are some pictures of the September 2010 workshop with John Armitage at Swindon & District bonsai club which was great fun and very informative. For more information about John visit his blog at: http://johnarmitagebonsai.wordpress.com/.

Hinoki cypress workshop

Japanese cypress or Hinoki Cypress or false cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa ) is a species of cypress that is native to central Japan. It is an important timber tree and is considered sacred by Shintos. It comes from the family of Cupressaceae which is part of the False cypresses. The genus is Chamaecyparis and the species… Read more »

John Armitage workshop 2009

Bonsai workshops area a great way to increase your ever growing knowledge of bonsai and a good place to share ideas and discuss your trees with others. In 2009 John Armitage was invited to host a workshop for the Swindon and District Bonsai club which was very well attended and very informative. It was an… Read more »

White Pine History

Here is one of our members White Pine trees and this is a brief series of pictures showing its development since 1995.