Posts Tagged: Jake Hobson

Shopping for garden trees

If you are looking to create a Japanese garden to set off your bonsai display or just to enhance your garden then take a look at some of the amazing garden trees that are available to buy or even start one off yourself. These are available from Lodder Bonsai BV in Holland and for more… Read more »

Traders @ our winter show

Thank you to our show sponsor John Pitt, and to all the traders who attended our show – it was great to have so much to see and buy. Also a big thank you to all those who bought something at the show, it was cracking to see you all there. If you were buying… Read more »

Niwaki raffle prize

A big thank you to Jake Hobson of Niwaki who is not only going to be a judge at our show and also a trader but also has kindly donated a Kanekoma Higonokami Japanese folding knife as a prize for our raffle at the Swindon Bonsai Winter Image Show. This knife is a traditional design from Kanekoma… Read more »

Jake Hobson

We are pleased to announce this years judging line up at our winter show is going to be a little different, first off we’re thrilled to have Jake Hobson, garden tree specialist and author will be joining the judging panel. For those of you who don’t know him here is a bit of background. How… Read more »

The Art of Creative Pruning

If you are looking for cross over of knowledge this is an excellent book that provides details on techniques used in garden sized tree pruning which is also transferable to that of bonsai.

Front gardens in Japan

As it is currently the tree planting season in the UK, I thought I would share some photographs I took during a visit to Japan of trees in domestic gardens to hopefully inspire you


Jake Hobson of Niwaki has kindly donated raffle prizes for our Winter Image show in 2012. He has donated a stunning pair of Okatsune Bonsai sissors which would make a great addition to anyones bonsia tool kit.

Niwaki! Pine Workshop part II

It was over to Jake Hobson for another Niwaki session today. This was the second of the two-part training programme, following up by working on trees we had decandled earlier on in May this year.

Niwaki! Pine Workshop part I

Recently Amelia and I joined Jake Hobson, acclaimed author of ‘Niwaki’ for the part one workshop on two-needled pines. The workshops comprised of two days, one in spring the other in autumn, are focused on pine maintenance. This spring workshop looked essentially