Archive | May, 2014

Today in the garden 20/05/14

20 May

The anticipation on some trees is huge, you nurture all winter waiting for a display, then

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Yep it’s in flower, tiny but if the male plant has done its job then we will have the fruit which it’s really grown for. The oriental bittersweet is not seen that much outside Japan but it’s well worth seeking out.
Other trees are very much now.

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I love the single flower with the red stripe, I have marked this branch so when after flowering and I am cutting back I don’t prune it out.

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This tiny twig of a Hawthorne was not suppose to exist as I did a air layer and the branch was below the layer a clump of moss was on it and it rooted.

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Pyracantha not got much this year.
Not a good picture but then it’s only a cutting but it has two super flowers.

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It’s not all about flowers with anticipation we always hope out pines grow well and this black pine has huge candles.

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To finish a couple of accents.

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Chelsea flower show FOBBS stand build 2014

16 May

Today was a long one with the first day of the build of the FOBBS bonsai exhibit.

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Update

The stand received the Gold Medal, well done to all that made it possible under Reg and his team.

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Hawthorne flowering

9 May

With all these blog entry’s with hawthorns in flower I was feeling left out so here is one of mine. It’s a double red one which was an air layer 2 years ago. Far from a bonsai at the moment but a good splash of colour on the bench right now.

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