winter workshop december ’16

Sally's Bridge Bonsai

Last weekend Mark hosted a Munster Bonsai Club workshop with Ian Young and Phil Donnelly. I could only take part on the Saturday although the lads kept things rolling on Sunday.

More from Mark’s blog here;

https://rustedrootbonsai.wordpress.com/2016/12/13/a-great-december-workshop/

dscn9658 Introductions

dscn9659 Trees lined up for attention

dscn9660 Phil checking the roots of Ger’s JWP, a tree he purchased several years ago in Dublin

dscn9662 Initially the talk was of reducing the crown…

dscn9668 Then, the possibility of removing much more…

dscn9669 my larch clump, collected about a year previously

dscn9670 Dermot’s nice juniper

dscn9673 Mark had some homework done…

dscn9674 better view of Dermot’s juniper

dscn9677 great minds think alike… Piotr’s clump larch

dscn9682 Mark’s pine was already well developed

dscn9683 more discussions

dscn9684 more options discussed

dscn9690 down to work

dscn9691 work continues

dscn9692 hungry work

dscn9694 you missed a bit

dscn9696 larch after some jinning and pruning

dscn9697 I can’t believe you let him cut so much off !

dscn9698 my homework is some wiring to bring down the…

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A great december workshop

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Some pictures of our last workshop of the year with ian and phil.
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Some nice material,this larch group from ray.
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Piotr hiding behind his larch group.two nice groups at the start of their bonsai journey.
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Ray sleeping.
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Nice itoigawa juniper.dermot is new to the club and he brought along this tree…great start.
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Teacher and pupil.
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First styling.
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Gers white pine,another new member.
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Much better,sorry about the pic.
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Chop chop chop.
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My scots pine after a bit of shaping.one big branch was jinned.
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Becky.
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Tigger.
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Pots for sale.
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Nice root over rock trident maple for sale.
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My trees up next.this is my potentilla after its first styling.
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Scots pine rewiring and a bit of shaping.
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Another scots pine shaping.
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Last of my four trees reworked.this is a chinese juniper.thanks again to ian and phil for a great weekend.

My workshop trees

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Munster bonsai holds its last workshop of the year on the 10th and 11th of december.this is a scots pine that i got from kaizen bonsai.it is due a rewire and a bit of a shape.i have some wire put already.
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This is a potentilla that i collected about two years ago.the flowers are white.this will be its first shaping.
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It has a fairly large trunk for a potentilla.i will post pics when they are finished,cheers