Posts Tagged: styling

John Armitage workshop 2018

A fun day was had by all at the workshop with John Armitage. We all bought in lots of trees to work on and get help and advice from John on styling, development, pruning and much more. Below are a few images from the day. Well worth attending the full day workshops as you can… Read more »

Chris Thomas workshop

This Saturday we were fortunate to have a whole day with Chris Thomas at a workshop at Swindon. It was well attended by club members who brought in a whole range of their bonsai trees for help and advice from Chris.

Lee Verhorevoort Bonsai workshop

This weekend was the Saturday workshop with Lee Verhorevoort from Lee Verhorevoort Bonsai and this was an ideal opportunity for all club members to get professional advice from Lee and get pruning and style tips and guidance on your own bonsai trees. Lee spent the entire day working around the room on everyone’s bonsai trees. He spent time… Read more »

Bonsai Trunk Fusing

Have you ever tried to fuse the trunks of trees, and if not why not? It is great fun to try out different species and so far I have had good success with Ficus as they seem very adapt at fusing trunks particularly Ficus benjamina.

Pomegranate as Bonsai

Punica granatum is the Pomegranate. This is a semi deciduous tree which looses leaves if kept cool in winter. The tree is broadleaved. It has bright red flowers but some forms are white, pink or yellow and can have single or double flowers.

Conifers @ Heathrow Bonsai Show

What an amazing collection of conifers on display at the Heathrow Bonsai Show, it was hard to select a favourite but some did stand out like the Japanese Black Pine from Sutton Bonsai Society to name but one. The range of styles of the Junipers was inspiring, as well as the Yew trees and some… Read more »

Self styled Bonsai

Self styled bonsai is for the majority where the rewards are in creating and designing a bonsai tree in an image that represents to you all that is bonsai but it can take time and patience to create the image you want.

Yamadori for sale at Exposition de Bonsai, France

Yamadori is bonsai material collected from nature and provides the artist with fanatic natural material to work with when designing a bonsai tree. The art forms found in nature have inspired many a bonsai enthusiast and this is one way

Pine styling demonstration at ‘t Veerle by Abe Kenichi

Here is the Pine tree prior to being worked on by Abe Kenichi at t’Veerle Japanese Bonsai Centre in Belgium. The initial discussion on the Pine during the start of the workshop was firstly carrying out an assessment of the tree prior to working on it and deciding on the front, and in the photograph… Read more »

Niwaki workshop Topiary course with Jake Hobson

Our first experience of Niwaki, at a workshop in Tendercare nurseries, Denham, Uxbridge www.tendercare.co.uk Jake Hobson demonstrated how to start styling a container grown Scots pine from scratch into a Niwaki with