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Post  bonsai monkey on Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:34 pm

Easter Sunday was to be a fun time for my 2 children as my parents had organised an egg hunt in their garden but I think that I was looking forward to it more than they were. Was it the thought of the BBQ, with lashings of bubbly beer, or a lazy day in the sun with no chores? No, it was the chance to be let lose with a hand fork raiding his garden for possible accent plants and possible future bonsai.







My dad has a really large garden that seems to be a magnet for all sorts of random seeding, along with plants that no longer fit into his latest “design” so a visit “home” often turns up interesting things. This time around was no exception. Hostas, grasses, wild Violas, Primulas et all were all snuffled up into my prepared pots to be taken back to Bonsai Mansions. Here’s a few of my finds.









I’ve been collecting odds and ends for a while, even the humble daisy from my lawn, and have started to pot them up. Not all of them are in true Accent pots, as can be seen, but thanks to my good friend Mr Stone Monkey this is the next little project on the cards. Here’s a little sneaky peak!!





I’m hoping to produce enough to sell on complimenting my collected plants with nursery stock. Fingers crossed I’ll make a go of it.
Ook, Ook,
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Post  Harleyrider on Tue May 03, 2011 8:43 pm

Good work Si! I've acquired several nice plants this year whilst clearing weeds from around the house. One in particular is one of the most attractive plants I've seen for a long time. No idea what it is, but it's definitely going in a SM pot!

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Post  landerloos on Tue May 03, 2011 10:29 pm

Harleyrider wrote:but it's definitely going in a SM pot!

Is that a leather or rubber pot? Wink

Just popt this one in a stone monkey.
In a nice snakeskin glaze (sm enough?)


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Post  Harleyrider on Wed May 04, 2011 7:20 pm

Nah, it's got to be leather every time, Peter. I've asked Andy to make me one with the studs on the INSIDE! How kinky is that!

Anyway, that's enough about my private life, on a more serious note, can anyone identify this 'weed' that I collected from a crack in my garden wall? It's grown really well since I got it a couple of weeks ago and is currently around 1ft long.


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Post  Harleyrider on Wed May 04, 2011 7:28 pm

BTW, Simon......slap a nice touchy-feely finish on these two and I'll have 'em!

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Post  Dave Martin on Wed May 04, 2011 8:40 pm

Your plant is Cymbalaria Muralis, the Ivy leaved Toad-flax.

There is also an alba variety of this which is a rockery plant and looks even better, spread readily in scree/gravel beds.

Hope it helps.

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Post  bonsai monkey on Mon May 09, 2011 11:59 am

Thanks for the feedback & support guys.
Yeah, should be a bit of "fun" away from the serious Bonsai stuff (yes I do take it seriously!!)
I'll keep you all posted & fingers crossed that it all comes out fine,

Ook, Ook,
Simon

PS
Steve, I've sent you a PM re the 2 pots you highlighted!!

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Post  Stone Monkey on Tue May 10, 2011 12:25 pm

Looking good Simon and I am sure they will come out of the kiln just fine

Peter, leather and rubber my friend, leather and rubber

Regards to you all

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Post  landerloos on Tue May 10, 2011 1:56 pm

Stone Monkey wrote:Looking good Simon and I am sure they will come out of the kiln just fine

Peter, leather and rubber my friend, leather and rubber

Regards to you all

Andy

I knew it Andy likes scandinavian women in leather and rubber Wink

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Post  Stone Monkey on Tue May 31, 2011 12:54 pm

Peter

That's not fair can you please stay on the subject matter. The words Scandinavian women, rubber and leather should not be allowed in the same sentence Shocked

Lol

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Post  Rob Kempinski on Wed Jul 20, 2011 6:21 pm

Stone Monkey wrote:Peter

That's not fair can you please stay on the subject matter. The words Scandinavian women, rubber and leather should not be allowed in the same sentence Shocked

Lol

Regards

Andy

That's what did in Tiger Woods. tongue

On a serious note, how long do your accents last in their pots?

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Post  landerloos on Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:30 pm

Rob Kempinski wrote:
Stone Monkey wrote:Peter

That's not fair can you please stay on the subject matter. The words Scandinavian women, rubber and leather should not be allowed in the same sentence Shocked

Lol

Regards

Andy

That's what did in Tiger Woods. tongue

On a serious note, how long do your accents last in their pots?

Well,

I keep them potted the whole time, this year I lost some because of the harsh winter, and now blackbirds are ripping my pots, give me a gun give me, give me arrrrhh.
Accents as bonsai should be mature or at least look like thy are.
I hate to see obviously fresh potted accents at a show.

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Post  Loke Emil on Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:53 pm

[/quote]
Well,I keep them potted the whole time, this year I lost some because of the harsh winter, and now blackbirds are ripping my pots, give me a gun give me, give me arrrrhh.
Accents as bonsai should be mature or at least look like thy are.
I hate to see obviously fresh potted accents at a show.

Peter[/quote]

Peter, you shouldn't use a gun in that rather small garden of yours. I still have the shinken for you. A japanese shinken is the better choise when fighting off blackbirds...and with some practice you might even be able to prune those accents in one blow. affraid

BTW. Thanks for getting me started with accents. The one you gave me is growing well. I need more accent-pots Wink

Simon: I like the concept of 'wild' accents in the sense of flowering weeds. I tend to dislike weeds in my garden, however my stone terrace produces some "fine specimen" ( Rolling Eyes ) weeds, which I'm hoping to succeed potting up. It might be interesting to see if they will thrive in small pots.

BR
/Loke Emil

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Post  landerloos on Sat Jul 23, 2011 5:18 pm

Loke Emil wrote:
Well,I keep them potted the whole time, this year I lost some because of the harsh winter, and now blackbirds are ripping my pots, give me a gun give me, give me arrrrhh.
Accents as bonsai should be mature or at least look like thy are.
I hate to see obviously fresh potted accents at a show.

Peter[/quote]

Peter, you shouldn't use a gun in that rather small garden of yours. I still have the shinken for you. A japanese shinken is the better choise when fighting off blackbirds...and with some practice you might even be able to prune those accents in one blow. affraid

BTW. Thanks for getting me started with accents. The one you gave me is growing well. I need more accent-pots Wink

Simon: I like the concept of 'wild' accents in the sense of flowering weeds. I tend to dislike weeds in my garden, however my stone terrace produces some "fine specimen" ( Rolling Eyes ) weeds, which I'm hoping to succeed potting up. It might be interesting to see if they will thrive in small pots.

BR
/Loke Emil[/quote]

Maybe you can have a few more next year Wink , you still have to send me picture Emil Rolling Eyes Wink

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