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The 85th Meifu-ten 2015 part 2

27 Jan

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At this point I would like to thank John Milton for guiding us through the exhibits pointing out why things had been done and history on some trees.

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john on the left and Mark Cooper.
Part 3 soon.

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Kouka-en part 1

12 Jan

After a snowy start in Kyoto we made our way over to Osaka and by the time we arrived the sun was out and it was quite warm. We were welcomed by Bjorn and his team and enjoyed a super day on the nursery and even picked up a few tips, one I will share in a future post. For now enjoy the video and part two or even 3 will be photos.

Gafu-ten the preliminary part 0.5

8 Jan

Today saw the first day of the Gafu-ten, just the most amazing trees in a friendly atmosphere. Got to meet a few people I have only spoken with on email and seen trees only seen in books. As the show is still on till Sunday I won’t post trees till it’s finished. So just a few picks to wet your appetite.

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Plenty more to come.

Heathrow bonsai show 2014

26 Oct

This was a great, great show not organised by a club or a huge national committee, but a dedicated pair of enthusiastic hobbyist in the form of Mark & Ming. Self financed and aided by a loyal team of helpers. Great new venue, but same superb catering with breakfast and lunch given to exhibitors which all appreciated so much.
18 club and group displays showed the diverse way in which trees are displayed.
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O and I purchased a new pot!

Link to some more pictures of the Shohin trees.

http://swindon-bonsai.co.uk/2014/11/03/shohin-heathrow-bonsai-show/

Natsume basin feature.

7 Jun

I have had my granite basin for a number of years, and it’s time to incorporate it into the new garden layout. It will be positioned as custom on the right hand side as you enter the garden through the gate. First thing is to mock up and mark out the edging.

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Having got the basic layout worked out I rolled the basin out the way and put some hardcore down.

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I need to get the basin set first before I can do the edge as I will never lift it over after. I set an irregular section of sandstone on mortar and left it a couple of days to go hard, then with the help of my brave assistant we got it seated on the slab with the aid of some timber to roll and guide it.

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Having got this in place I could get on with digging the trench to set the tiles in. The idea is the inset with the basin is slightly raised from the stepping stone path area. Having cut the tiles ready to set in another quick mock up to check I had enough.

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So with every thing ready I decided one morning to grab a couple of hours and get them stuck in. That was fatal as it took me almost 5 hours to complete the edge with all the cuts around the pergola footings and having some break as I set them in.

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I am happy with it so far the basin is offset to centre and close to the path to use it and the area to the right I want to place a pot with a fern or seasonal interest.

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Flooded the area with concrete and tampered washed shingle on top. Had some muck left over so bedded two stepping stones in as well.

2014 British bonsai BSA shohin show

23 Mar

Below is a list of links for the British Shohin Association Show 2014
Anything new comes out I will add it later.

http://bonsaieejit.com/2014/03/10/bsa-exhibition-2014-part-1/

http://bonsaieejit.com/2014/03/10/bsa-exhibition-2014-part-2/

http://bonsaieejit.com/2014/03/11/bsa-exhibition-2014-part-3-accents/

http://bonsaieejit.com/2014/03/11/bsa-exhibition-2014-part-4-the-event/#jp-carousel-12897

https://www.facebook.com/mark.r.cooper1/media_set?set=a.10203468162651262.1073741858.1429123802&type=1

http://bonsaieejit.com/2014/03/12/bsa-exhibition-2014-valentin-brose/

http://robertnochershohinbonsai.wordpress.com/2014/03/24/british-shohin-association-show-2014-at-willowbog/

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IO7m7Gc0obY

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iKAWkCoHSD8

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wH5fmk4dYHY

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JEZnXddsHgM

2014 Gafu-Ten ·39 edition Part 1 & 2. By Jose Acuña

15 Jan