jacqueline hill elm

some new project in my collection. It is dwarf elm -“Jacqueline Hill” variety. I think it has lot of potential to be nice shohin size tree in short future. We will see 🙂

It is grafted to some sort of elm stick and need to be air-lay next season.

the graft was made so badly that will become some nice trunk base in the future tree.

Grey Alder progression

This little Grey Alder has got to my collection in February 2012. I collected it of hedge and left in pot for two seasons growing freely.

as collected. Nothing special, straight stick, typical beginners mistake 🙂

This year I decided it is time to give it some shape. Here are some pictures showing the proces

tree growing strong after spring pruning


Nebari with big wounds


and the same problem at the half way of trunk


wound open to promote heeling


and sealed with hard past


trunk wound open to promote heeling


and the final product.

I think it has got better movement and trunk taper. It will bee re-potted next spring to sort out rots, also will work on ramification.

Any critique are very welcome .

workshop with Ian and Phill in Dublin

Munster Bonsai Club

Last weekend we have had another workshop with two well talented bonsai artists( Ian Young and Phill Donnelly). It happened in Dublin with co-operation with Leinster Bonsai Club ( thanks for hosting us) . It was busy day as usually. Here are some pictures, not many , I was to busy to take more 🙂 😉


some of us still sleeping

not him anyway

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