Thursday, February 21, 2013

Kunio Kobayashi exclusive interview on the European Bonsai Forum

I'm pleased to announce we have an exclusive interview with Master Kunio Kobayashi on the European Bonsai Forum. The guest speaker section is proving to be very popular with members. We also have some top artists in the pipeline as well. Please feel welcome to join us on the link.


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

My Peter Krebs pot for the Blackthorn

The new pot for my Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa) arrived in the post today from the Netherlands and in good time for the Swindon Winter image show. I love Peters work and have wanted one of his pots for a long time. It just so happened that a friend on the European bonsai forum was selling one. Too good an opportunity to miss. For the full history click the link

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Show preparation for my Prunus spinosa

Only a few days left before the Swindon Winter Image show in the UK. The best show in the UK in my opinion and mainly deciduous trees exhibited. My Prunus has been in wire for the last 4 years so it was time to take it off.
All the Algae was cleaned from the bark and branches and the whole tree was brushed over with Camelia oil. This brings out the dark colour of the bark. The soil surface was dressed with Mosses too.
I am hoping to repot this tree into a Peter Krebs pot I have just ordered. Fingers crossed. More pictures on the history and evolution of this tree on the link below

Monday, February 11, 2013

European Bonsai Forum. Guest speakers

We are now up to 5 artists that have kindly answered questions on the forum now. This will be added to on     a regular basis. Please have a look or even better, come and join us