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Post  Jeremy on Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:26 pm

Hi,
We had a great turnout today at our Wednesday Dragon workshop.


I trimmed and repotted my chinese juniper into a stone monkey's pot.




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Re: Dragon Workshop

Post  Jeremy on Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:33 pm

John worked on his scots pine.
He wanted to see if we agreed about removing the left hand branch.
Before.


Chris gives his thoughts.


John agreed and covered the branch. We all had another look.


John was sure and started to cut.


The end result...


part of the branch removed.

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Gerwyn works on a rotten trunk.

Post  Jeremy on Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:42 pm

Gerwyn re-potted a juniper with a rotten base.
He fixed it onto a block of wood and used wood hardener to seal it.



John assisted as Gerwyn cut the block.


Trunk and block attached.


Gerwyn will use milliput filler to create a base on the juniper.

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hawthorn raft,

Post  Jeremy on Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:59 pm

John, after reading the replies to the earlier post, http://ibonsaiclub.forumotion.com/bonsai-f1/hawthorn-raft-t2183.htm felt he needed to explain a little about the process he is undertaking with this raft.
He is allowing the apexes on the 2 smaller trunks to extend to achieve a better taper on each. He fully intends to reduce each once he has what he planned.

The raft has a long history, dug by John 9 years ago and given to a friend, the raft was a little neglected over the last few years. So when John took over ownership a year ago, there was a lot of catching up and cutting back to do.

I feel the progress the raft has made in the last 12 months in John's hands is very good.

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Post  Smithy on Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:10 pm

Hi Jeremy ,
Its great watching the workshop threads. I for sure will come along in the near future. .I try to get a couple of hrs on a Sat and Sun in the shed repoting at the moment.There seemed like so many to do and so little time. I try to not make the whole weekend about bonsai (even though i could quite easily do), as my son gets a bit fed up with me. I just wish you were all a bit closer and i would be more of a regular. If i could do family stuff in the morning i would love to just to pop along for the afternoon. I must confess though i'm a bit of a home boy on the weekends and loose the will to go travelling about.

i'm hoping to get something together that i can get some help with. it was originally going to be Larch i got from the auction but i couldn't wait and worked that one.

The beech group i got from the auction needs to go in a pot and as I can't afford one I'm going to get a slate . This would be a good project to bring down as i also want to move a few of the trees.

Would somebody have a grinder there to shape the slate?

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Chris's Avalon dreams

Post  Jeremy on Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:11 pm

Chris further refined his Avalon dreams display.




Next stop the Joy of Bonsai.

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Post  Gæst on Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:30 pm

Great work guys, and some very nice material around you!

Regards
Morten

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Post  Guest on Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:13 pm

I've said it before and I'll say it again!! Such an enthusiastic bunch. Wish I was closer. I particularly like the deadwood on your Juniper Very Happy

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Post  Jeremy on Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:45 pm

morten albek wrote:Great work guys, and some very nice material around you!
Thank you Morton.

will baddeley wrote:
I've said it before and I'll say it again!! Such an enthusiastic bunch. Wish I was closer. I particularly like the deadwood on your Juniper
Thanks Will,
It's our loss as well. We'd love to see you at our little polytunnel Workshops one day.
That dead wood is pretty good ain't it. Cool
Hope I can do the foliage justice to go with it. Embarassed

Looking forwards to meeting you at the Joy of Bosai.

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Post  littleart-fx on Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:00 pm

Hi' guy's missed it again!

Thought's where with you, today..........

You're Blessed!

grtzz machiel!

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Post  Jeremy on Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:07 pm

littleart-fx wrote:Hi' guy's missed it again!
Thought's where with you, today..........
You're Blessed!
grtzz machiel!
Hi Michael,
You made me smile. Very Happy
Thank you my friend.

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Post  Stone Monkey on Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:36 am

Jeremy

Looks like you guys had a good one, no Karaoke then I take it mate Wink

You will have to send me a picture of your juniper in the pot you had from me at the last Burrs, looks great Very Happy

All the best

Andy

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Post  Jay Wilson on Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:25 pm

Jeremy, I love these workshop threads also. Please keep them coming.Wish I was closer too!

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Dragon Workshop

Post  Ka Pabling on Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:01 pm

Hi guys!
Its always nice to see the dragons at work.
I salute you John for your courage to cut that branch1 as the saying goes, no guts no glory, the tree looks great.
Good idea Gerwyn, of replacing the rotten part of the base with a fresh block. I also encountered the same problem before but instead of wooden block, I used plaster of pariis, its easier to use and it will last longer, it wont rot.
Very nice juniper Jerry

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Post  littleart-fx on Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:37 pm

Hi! Forgot to mention yesterday, did Gerwin use stainless screws?
If not the base will continue to rot cause of corrosion!

And yeah! good move on the pine, seems to be dancing now!

grtzz from holland, where buds slowely awake,....! bounce

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Post  Joe Hatfield on Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:43 pm

padychitan wrote:Hi guys!

......I salute you John for your courage to cut that branch1 as the saying goes, no guts no glory, the tree looks great.......Jerry

Well said.

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Post  bonsai monkey on Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:19 pm

Jerry,
Great to see the Dragon's in action once again. I really must try and get down to your place at some point this year. You guys really inspire me to get down and dirty with my trees more often although the wife might have something to say about it Wink

Nice to see that the Noelander's raffle prize fitted the Monkey pot perfectly. Who would have thought it Twisted Evil

Keep well the Dragons & I hope to see you in Bath,
Love, Peace & Bananas,
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Post  Jeremy on Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:35 pm

bonsai monkey wrote:Jerry,
Great to see the Dragon's in action once again. I really must try and get down to your place at some point this year. You guys really inspire me to get down and dirty with my trees more often although the wife might have something to say about it Wink
Nice to see that the Noelander's raffle prize fitted the Monkey pot perfectly. Who would have thought it Twisted Evil
Keep well the Dragons & I hope to see you in Bath,
Love, Peace & Bananas,
Simon
Simon,
Thanks for your encouragement.
When are you and Andy coming to see Dragon at Bonllwyn? You are alwayS welcome. ThumbsUp
Tree and pot did work well I feel. Now to sort the foliage out.
See you at the J.O.B

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Post  Jeremy on Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:58 pm

Hi
padychitan wrote:Hi guys!
Its always nice to see the dragons at work.
I salute you John for your courage to cut that branch1 as the saying goes, no guts no glory, the tree looks great.

Pabling,
Thank you for posting
Good to hear from you my friend.
John as you know it a true gent. He has such a passion for the art and some great trees. Each one is being slowly refined.
Now and then John sees something or a Dragon memeber might suggest something to John. We are all open to hear others thoughts. We then as a group chew the fat and the owner can either act or delay acting, or say nah... we love to share our vision and ideas with one another.
padychitan wrote:Good idea Gerwyn, of replacing the rotten part of the base with a fresh block. I also encountered the same problem before but instead of wooden block, I used plaster of pariis, its easier to use and it will last longer, it wont rot.
Gerwyn used milliput an epoxy Putty
Milliput is a very hard, moldable putty that sets rock hard in an hour and is then you can carve, it will also take a stain.
Very nice juniper Jerry
Thank you.

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Post  Jeremy on Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:06 pm

Smithy wrote:Hi Jeremy ,
The beech group i got from the auction needs to go in a pot and as I can't afford one I'm going to get a slate . This would be a good project to bring down as i also want to move a few of the trees.
Would somebody have a grinder there to shape the slate?
Definitely could be arranged. Let us jnow when you are coming and I'll bring my grinder.

I put the beech group together a year ago, I wouldn't rush repotting it. I had planned to allow the trunks roots to fuse a little. Unless you plan to re-position the trunks, then forget all I said. Wink

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Post  Jeremy on Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:46 pm

Stone Monkey wrote:Jeremy
You will have to send me a picture of your juniper in the pot you had from me at the last Burrs, looks great Very Happy
Hi Andy.
Will do, once i have sorted out the foliage.

Jay wrote, "Jeremy, I love these workshop threads also. Please keep them coming.Wish I was closer too!"
Jay,
Thank you.
I feel blessed to be part of it.
Our workshops are a real breath of fresh air. We are all inspired by each other.

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Post  Tom McCue on Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:34 am

Dragon's, You are so fortunate to have your workshopsand friendships. It is so unfortunate we have nothing like it here. Good luck and keep up the good work.

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Post  Geof on Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:36 am

You guys are doing great work! Love the Hawthorn and the display.
Greetings from New England!
Geof Very Happy

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Dragon Workshop

Post  Ka Pabling on Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:25 am

".Dragon's, You are so fortunate to have your workshopsand friendships. It is so unfortunate we have nothing like it here. Good luck and keep up the good work".

Well said Tom, Its the workshops and freindship that realy binds these dragons together. In my more than two months stay in UK I never missed the Wednesday and Sunday events because of the workshops their warm and sincere friendship. For you guys who are only a few hundred miles from the dragons, you should try going there to feel this friendship and learn a lot of things about BONSAI.

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Post  Smithy on Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:08 am

Jeremy wrote:
Smithy wrote:Hi Jeremy ,
The beech group i got from the auction needs to go in a pot and as I can't afford one I'm going to get a slate . This would be a good project to bring down as i also want to move a few of the trees.
Would somebody have a grinder there to shape the slate?
Definitely could be arranged. Let us jnow when you are coming and I'll bring my grinder.

I put the beech group together a year ago, I wouldn't rush repotting it. I had planned to allow the trunks roots to fuse a little. Unless you plan to re-position the trunks, then forget all I said. Wink

Thats nice to know you put the group together. I love it.

I do want to move a couple of the outside ones . I have reduced the height of the group as i thought some of the branches were too thick at the top and wanted to get the whole thing a bit more compact. I hope i haven't ruined your work.
I'm going to get a slate this weekend hopefully. I have a wedding to go to next week and then hopefully i will have some space to come down, if my boy allows me Rolling Eyes Not trees again Dad is the call i hear often. Embarassed

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