Posts Tagged: English elm

Ulmus procera Part 2

I bought this tree at the Caple manor show about 10 years ago, it was in a flower pot. The two pieces shown in the pictures above were originally attached. I thought it had the making of a good raft style which I have always wanted. The two pictures above have been cropped to show… Read more »

Ulmus procera Part 1

This English Elm has been sat in my garden for many years I can’t remember where it came from or when, all I can think is that it is one of the trees I have collected.

Ulmus procera

This English Elm was collected from a local farm in 1994. It had only a few new shoots growing and all the branches on the top of the tree were dead. After it was dug up, I cut off every thing that was dead, all the old soil was washed off and it was potted up in… Read more »

English Elm versus Cotoneaster

8-10 inches English Elm with big hole in trunk. The material has been grown for many years, building up good branch movement and ramification. However it’s not without its faults. The thing about ‘faults’ in bonsai material is that they can be made advantages if you can find a way of using the fault as… Read more »

Gold medal display @ Chelsea

There is a lot of work behind the scenes prior to the first day of RHS Chelsea Flower Show and one key element is setting up the trees on the display once the stand is constructed. It is a very large display area and requires some substantial bonsai trees to show case the art of… Read more »

Deciduous @ our winter show

Winter image has to be one of the best times of year to view and display bonsai when you can see the fabulous tracery, silhouette and all the structural attributes of a tree in full. The deciduous bonsai on display lived up to expectation too as you can see from the Best Deciduous of Mark and… Read more »

Swindon Bonsai Winter Image Show

Thank you to all who helped to put on the show from the visitors, exhibitors, traders, clubs and societies, raffle prize donators, Swindon Club members and the centre staff to name but a few.

English Elm ‘Ulmus procera’

Here is a short photo history of a Bonsai English Elm tree that started out as a root sucker from a mature Elm tree that was cut down in the winter of 1968. The tree was felled not because of any disease at that time but for a new housing development. The resulting felling caused… Read more »

Visiting Clubs and Societies to our show

Here are details of the visiting clubs and societies that attend our winter image show… Artistic Bonsai Circle Cryptomeria japonica (Japanese Cedar) Zelkova serrata (Japanese Zelkova) Ulmus parvifolia ‘Corticosa’ (Cork Bark Elm) Potentilla spp. Chaenomeles japonica ‘Chojubai’ (Japanese Qunice) Juniperus chinensis  (Chinese Juniper) Acer palmatum ‘Deshojo’ (Deshojo Maple)

Fun with tree critiques

During the evening meeting there was a critique of club members’ trees for anyone who wanted guidance and to share their thoughts on the development of their trees and the first to share their thoughts was Terry Adams as he discussed his new project, a recently purchased English Elm (Ulmus procera). Terry put forward his… Read more »