2011 was one of the longest growing seasons I remember; after an exceptionally warm Spring that prompted all of my trees into leaf weeks early, Autumn was very warm and my deciduous trees did not start to lose their leaves until mid-November. It has led to some phenomenal growth this year!
Here follows my bonsai Autumn of 2011 in images:
Cotoneaster microphyllus Shohin Bonsai I styled during September. Height 11.5”/28cm with a 4”/10cm diameter trunk-base. Owned and originally collected by Faisal Waheedy.
Carving detail of the Cotoneaster
Crataegus monogyna/Common Hawthorn Bonsai. Height 28"/70cm
I collected this Hawthorn in 2004 after prepping it in the ground for 3 years
Detail of the pot the Hawthorn bonsai is planted in by Erin Bonsai.
Re-carving one of my large privets during September, there is still 10-15 hours of work ahead of me before it's finished.
Detail of the root of a Field Maple bonsai split lengthways and hollowed in 2007. To the left is an approach-grafted root attached the same year.
A beautiful new bonsai pot received from ErinBonsai.com for a large Elm bonsai. 16"/40cm in diameter and designed to look like a cracked or damaged pot.
The Elm bonsai in its new pot. English or Field Elm/Ulmus bonsai.
Height 27"/66cm, trunkbase 9"/22cm in diameter
Collected in August 2004
This image of the sun rising over the Chiltern hills (Buckinghamshire, UK) was captured in October.