The 3 of Clubs

Sunshine and Bonsai.. It doesn't get better, or does it? It certainly does and today proved it as today all 3 Bonsai clubs on this beautiful island came together and spent an excellent day tapping into the endless knowledge of Mr Willow Bogger himself Peter Snart. If this ain't progress in the Irish bonsai scene … Continue reading The 3 of Clubs

Berberis Cleanout

Bonsai Eejit

My newly acquired Berberis clump got a cleaning out on Saturday. It has grown strongly since being lifted and I wanted to get rid of the congested shoots on the inside and shorten some leggy branches.

This was it before



And after, two options for a front.






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Here’s an odd one :)

Owen's Bonsai

I can honestly say I don’t know if it will work or not, but I will give it a dam good go. I have been trolling tru the net to find some other salix caprea/goat willow bonsai but there isn’t much there. Maybe there to awkward, maybe there ugly when done, I don’t know but I will find out in a year or 2. Anyway here is a few pics and we can take it from there.


Obviously the exciting main branches will we brought closer to the trunk but for the moment it looks vigorous and healthy so plenty of sun and water, and who knows what next year will bring.

If anyone has had any dealings with these willows and would like to share there experience please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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