Chamaecyparis Optusa next step

It is another step in progression of one of my best trees. This tree has become to my collection last summer and was styled at Willowbog and NIBS workshop and now it is time to first potting into bonsai pot.


pot front


choosing best position


root ball very compacted. The soil from root ball has been removed gently. This root ball has been prune down to 70% of all
(before picture made )




and the tree in new home 🙂

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Corklander 2014 part IV workshop

Saturday we have had workshop with Ian and Phil at Bonsai Ireland Munster Club event. Everyone had tree to work with. All in different stage, but that what make events or workshops more valuable. We could see and learn different bonsai aspect from each other trees.





Trees critique











All hands on deck. Every one has been busy all day. And we want more and more 🙂 😉

Corklander 2014 part III Scottish Pine demo

At Friday night meeting Phil our guest from NIBS have made some styling demo. I have took few pictures there they are


tree before



crow and trunk details


Phil fastening tree to the pot


preparing raffia before warping the trunk



applying raffia



wiring



tree ready to go 🙂


show me this tree in the future shape 🙂 all different 😉






styling process


and final product

Before end after

Corklander 2014 part I

Last Friday night we had have two lovely fella from Norther Ireland Bonsai Society. Mr Ian Young and Mr Phil Donnelly have had trip down to Cork to give us never ending river full of information.


Teachers and students at very begin of event. All very exciting….


the top class Professor


and the man to do all jobs 🙂


be quiet please


I have been there, there, and….. 🙂 😉


do you know what I’m talking about


not really, even some of us has get lost


Mark’s Larch critique


Peter’s Juniper with driftwood and rock critique


Ray’s tree critique


My larch critique


demo tree analyse


every one put his ticket


final image of demo tree and no winner this time 🙂 😉