Bonsai Summer Images 2016

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This article contains a selection of updates and images I've posted on Social Media (Google+ , Facebook , Instagram) over the Summer of 2016; from June 21st to September 21st 2016.

skull privet bonsai thor holvilla

Early September 2016: The day finally came to repot my Skull Privet bonsai in early September! So at last, here it was........ my Ligustrum ovalifolium/Common Privet bonsai, height 19"/48 cm. In a handmade bonsai pot designed and built by Swedish potter Thor Holvila
For the full updated story of this tree since August 2004, please see here

skull privet bonsai thor holvilla

Early September 2016: Detail of the new bonsai pot by Thor Holvila and the deadwood of the tree.

skull privet bonsai thor holvilla

Early September 2016: Detail of the foliage mass

skull privet bonsai thor holvilla

Early September 2016: Privet Bonsai, August 2004 to August 2016

hawthorn bonsai carving

Mid-September 2016: Crataegus monogyna /Hawthorn bonsai carved yesterday from an old stump for Lee Barker. Height 20"/50cm approx. Purchased earlier this year in Coventry by Lee, the stump had a very awkward base and a straight untapered trunk.

hawthorn bonsai carving

Mid-September 2016: After turning the trunk anti-clockwise, roughing out the base, opening up the shari and splitting the top of the stump

hawthorn bonsai carving

Mid-September 2016: After detailing the deadwood, and applying ash and lime-sulphur. Total time just 5 hours work.

hawthorn bonsai carving

Mid-September 2016: Detail of the trunkbase

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