Monday, 23 January 2012

My trees on display at Noelanders 13

I was very fortunate to have 2 trees accepted for display at the 13th Noelanders Trophy.

The displays were transported, set up, and returned to Blighty by Peter Warren, Peter Snart & John Armitage.
These guys took 15 displays to Noelanders on behalf of  UK enthusiasts, and I've got to say they made a cracking job of setting everything up.
Anyhoo the pictures of my trees, I hope you enjoy them:

 Juniper Kishu display
 Ilex Serrata accent tree to Juniper

 Acer Palmatum


Pictures of my stands in use at Noelanders 13

Quite a few of my ji itas and root stands were in use at the Noelanders show this year.
Here are a few pictures for your perusal.

I'm happy to say that all my pieces were sold at the show, thanks to anyone that bought a stand, I hope you enjoy using them as much as I enjoyed making them


Saturday, 14 January 2012

A few more goodies going to Noelanders for the sales table.

Here are a few more pieces that are nearly completed, these will also be on sale at the Noelander Trophy on John Pitts stand.

 Walnut ji ita

 225mm x 165mm
 Oak ji ita

 170mm x 155mm
 Oak root stand (ne taku)

 240mm x 235mm x 22mm
 Oak root stand (ne taku)

165mm x 120mm x 14mm

I've managed to clean up & moss my Juniper for the Noelanders show and re-pot the little Ilex shown in an earlier post. I still have some work to do on my Acer, that's a job for tomorrow.
Accents are cleaned and trimmed and packed ready for transport.

Rock & roll....I'm giddy with anticipation

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Goodies for Noelanders Trophy 2012

Here are some of the items I'm making to sell at the Noelanders trophy later this month.
These items and others will be available for sale on John Pitts stand, where he will be selling them alongside his fantastic bonsai ceramics.
I'll add more pics as other pieces are finished.

3 elm ji ita boards made from the boards shown below
200mm x 135mm

165mm x 135mm

165mm x 135mm

Elm, with spalting to bottom L/H corner

Friday, 6 January 2012

A couple of my trees from our club meeting table show

A bit of colour for winter.

I picked this Winter flowering Jasmine up from the Green Club in Japan in 2010
These are a very under used species which make lovely bonsai trees

Potentilla after its winter haircut, another very under rated species.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Happy New Year

Wishing you all a Happy New Year.

Here are a couple of pictures of stands I've sold this year.

The first picture kindly supplied by John Armitage shows one of his Junipers on an oak root stand made from a piece of old floor board.

This 2nd ne taku is one that I recently made for Duncan Hield, hopefully I'll be able to add a picture with one of Duncans lovely shohin trees in the near future.