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Trident maple

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This is a rather nice Trident maple just uploaded to the Willowbog Bonsai on-line shop. Remarkable taper on this chuhin size tree with an interesting history. We first purchased this bonsai many years ago. In fact I used it as an example of root pruning and re-potting technique at a North East Bonsai Society meeting… Read more »

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Singlehanded

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This post describes a task that would be tough enough to do for two folk working together that I have just completed on my own. It is the re-potting of the large clump style Fagus sylvatica, European beech, that is part of ” The Willowbog Collection ” of bonsai. I utilise a couple of modern… Read more »

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Hollow tree trunk

From unpromising raw material to interesting bonsai

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The first 2 images show a Prunus of uncertain variety that a customer brought in for us to sell on his behalf many years ago. I think that you will agree that it appeared to be fairly unpromising bonsai material at first glance !  It had been a sizeable garden tree that he had dug… Read more »

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A new Japanese larch [ Larix kaempferi ] for the Willowbog Collection

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Over the years we have collected probably hundreds of Japanese larch , the trees have mostly been stunted by growing in frost hollows where late spring frosts have continually cut back the early growth of the trees. They will have ranged in age from perhaps 10 years to 40 years and the potential has varied… Read more »

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