White thorn

This my collected whitethorn.i have the tree a few years and i recently potted it up.it has been cut back in the winter and is now showing signs of life.

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potted up.this tree has a long way to go
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green shoots
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The other side.no front picked yet
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white pine

This my japanese white pine.i have the tree about two years and in that time i have rewired the tree and potted it up into a ian baillie pot from scotland.before me the tree was owned by the late sharon green.she was a wonderful bonsai artist and had some amazing trees.i had a few issues with wood rot on the lower grafted black part but sorted now thanks to wood hardener.here is a few pics.any comments or ideas i would be grateful.

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The late sharon working on the tree
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Dead wood

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At a workshop
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Philip and ray laughing at my tree
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The master 
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The students

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Finished fine wiring
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Rookie mistake no moss
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New ian baillie pot
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Moss added at belfast show
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In my tunnel this morning
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You can see a hole at the base where the rot was.thanks for looking

Bonsai In Bunratty

New bonsai experience starting tomorrow in west of Ireland

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If you are out on the West coast of Ireland and feeling isolated from all things bonsai, then maybe it’s worth making a trip to Bud Garden Centre in Bunratty. Ray, a member of Munster Bonsai Club is starting up regular sessions at the garden centre in an effort to promote bonsai and give a focal point for bonsai in the west. If you read this and are interested, please give him a shout via the number or email listed on the flyer below. Well done Ray for pushing on with bonsai in the West.

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JUNIPER

This is a juniper i got on holidays when i o was in portugal about a year and a half ago.i googled bonsai nurseries while i was there and it came up with jardim de bonsai which was run by rui ferreira.it took me two taxies and a bus to get there but it was worth it.rui was having a 50% sale so i couldnt resist.i bought this juniper and a trident maple.i emptied out my suitcase and brought the trees home with me.

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i had to dewire and add new copper wire,also a new jin was added.
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the pot is by miguel neto from portugal
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this is the tree now.the plan is and compact the foliage down and increase the white wood a bit