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Air layering my cornus capitata. Work with what you have. Never thought of Bonsaiing it till I saw a few online. Good chance to practice my air layering. Bit late in the year so this may stay on till next year.  Remove an inch wide ring of bark.  Apply bread bag, spagnum moss and string. Wait for roots. (Google it) Some trees take a couple of months others might take a year or so. If it works the limb with great taper in the last picture will be getting layered.  My apple and willow have had the same treatment. Free trees with decent trunks. Years of development ahead, but that’s the journey and the joy for me. . . . .#cornusbonsai #cornuscapitata #airlayering #airlayer #propagation #bonsailove #bonsaiart #jamesbarkerart #bonsai #bonsaitree #cornishart #cornishartist #instaart #instaartist #bonsaitrees #bonsaionabudget #bargainbonsai #budgetbonsai #britishbonsai #cornishbonsai #tinytrees
Time to unwire one of the first trees I wired. One of ‘the 23 Junipers ‘. The before and after show it’s staying roughly in position. Last picture shows the 7 wires, each placed onto a pair of branches. This anchors the wire and allows stable placement of branches. Going to let this grow without interference for a while, as it still isn’t looking strong following its first styling and repotting a few months back. Has plenty of new root growth and new shoots so should soon be in good shape.  As for the budget: Tree - £1 Pot - £0.50 Total - £1.50  Fosters Studio Pot. Made within a few miles of my house but found in a charity shop yards from the site of the former pottery. . . . . #wiringbonsai #bonsaiwiring #bonsaiwire #nurserystock #juniperbonsai #juniper #bonsailove #bonsaiart #jamesbarkerart #bonsai #bonsaitree #cornishart #fosterspottery #cornishartist #instaart #instaartist #bonsaitrees #bonsaionabudget #bargainbonsai #budgetbonsai #britishbonsai #cornishbonsai #tinytrees
This is my first air layer. Twisted willow are so easy to root. Loads of roots after a couple of months. It’s been in the pot for a year now and looks ready for a windswept styling. I have since layered a 3 inch (10cm) limb.  Dave the Bonsai cat is never far away when I’m in the garden (pic 3). . . . .  #airlayer #willowbonsai #willowtree #bonsaicat #davethecat #airlayering #twistedwillow #juniperbonsai #juniper #bonsailove #bonsaiart #jamesbarkerart #bonsai #bonsaitree #cornishart #cornishartist #instaart #instaartist #bonsaitrees #bonsaionabudget #bargainbonsai #budgetbonsai #britishbonsai #cornishbonsai #tinytrees
Forest planning! Check back in 5 years! You know you can’t resist taking a few cuttings of a handsome tree. I have a similar problem after pruning my trees sometimes. Love free trees. . . . #cuttings #freetrees #freeplants #nurserystock #juniperbonsai #juniper #bonsailove #bonsaiart #jamesbarkerart #bonsai #bonsaitree #cornishart #cornishartist #instaart #instaartist #bonsaitrees #bonsaionabudget #bargainbonsai #budgetbonsai #britishbonsai #cornishbonsai #tinytrees
This 100 year old tureen was made in Staffordshire, England. It was made from China clay from the clay pits near my home in Cornwall. This will contain a native tree grown in Cornwall. Another repurposed bargain. The porcelain is harder than rock and needed a diamond dremel bit cooled with water to even make a scratch. At 3 for £1 I don’t feel too bad drilling holes in this antique. I always research to make sure my bargains are not rare or valuable before they get recycled into Bonsai pots. . . . .  #porcelaintureen #bonsaipots #bonsaipot #recyclerepurposereuse #antiquebonsaipot #antiqueporcelain #juniperbonsai #juniper #bonsailove #bonsaiart #jamesbarkerart #bonsai #bonsaitree #cornishart #cornishartist #instaart #instaartist #bonsaitrees #bonsaionabudget #bargainbonsai #budgetbonsai #britishbonsai #cornishbonsai #tinytrees
Another rescue! This Thuja ‘Rheingold’ was stuck on the bottom shelf in the reduced section. Half was scorched, half in the dark stretching to reach the light. Wish I had taken a before photo. It was growing well and extremely bushy. The lower branches had all put down roots. I removed one to make a new tree and left the other two to form this multi-trunk Bonsai. I couldn’t see the rim of the pot when I started. Very pleased with what I found and the potential for this tree. . . . . . . #rescuedtree #rheingold #firstpass #treecleanup #nurserystock #juniperbonsai #juniper #bonsailove #bonsaiart #jamesbarkerart #bonsai #bonsaitree #cornishart #cornishartist #instaart #instaartist #bonsaitrees #bonsaionabudget #bargainbonsai #budgetbonsai #britishbonsai #cornishbonsai #tinytrees
Today I was honoured to visit a local couple who have been growing Bonsai for many decades! 2 hours flew by as I admired their trees, learnt masses and heard stories of Bonsai masters past and present. To top it off they gave me some trees to add to my collection. Always wanted a Redwood. Native deciduous have also been on my wish list. Time to build some benches! . . . . . #redwood #treeofheaven #cascade #bonsaimaster #bonsailovers #ruthstaffordjones #nurserystock #juniperbonsai #juniper #bonsailove #bonsaiart #jamesbarkerart #bonsai #bonsaitree #cornishart #cornishartist #instaart #instaartist #bonsaitrees #bonsaionabudget #bargainbonsai #budgetbonsai #britishbonsai #cornishbonsai #tinytrees
Every good Bonsai display needs an accent plant. These charity shop finds are perfect, especially at 3 for £1. The brown one at the front is under 2 inches tall and has a distinctive glaze used by the Fosters pottery and matches a pot I have a tree in already. I really love the blue one. . . . . . . #accentplant #accentplants #accentplantpot #fosterspottery #nurserystock #juniperbonsai #juniper #bonsailove #bonsaiart #jamesbarkerart #bonsai #bonsaitree #cornishart #cornishartist #instaart #instaartist #bonsaitrees #bonsaionabudget #bargainbonsai #budgetbonsai #britishbonsai #cornishbonsai #tinytrees
From the Frog Potter, aka Simon Haddon of Suteki Ceramics from England, today: a round, lipstick-coloured accent piece. . The pinched shape of this pot is actually quite simple, but nicely executed. It is the glaze (again) that does the trick for me. The freckled shino/harvest glaze with bubbly spots of lipstick is very interesting! With a splash of imagination it looks like a thousand clouds of pinkish butterflies swarm all over the place. Or maybe the hot evening sun reflecting in the sky, plum blossoms heralding the spring or perhaps there's been a murder in the snow! . The opportunities are endless, as they are in proper pots. It's no superduper high end pot, but it does well on the shelf and it would also look good planted, for which there's also  I like it a lot and I hope Simon will be around for a long time! . Simon is a student of the one and only Stone Monkey @stonemonkey1968 and since a couple of months EBPC member as well! If you have the luxury to go to an UK based bonsai show, go out and have a search for Simon, he trades quite often. Do however not be sad if you can't make it, Suteki pots are also available through @europeanbonsaipottercollective ! . . 6.4x6.4x2.3 cm . . . #bonsaipot #pottomanempire #bonsai #suteki #ebpc #lotsofpots #bonsaiceramics #accent #potteryofinstagram #bonsaipotsofinstagram #bonsaipots #europeanbonsaipottercollective #britishbonsai
“The 23” junipers seem to have made it through the heatwave with only a little scorching on some. Berries ripening lovely on others. G&T anyone? New growth on all 23. A wonderful week of rain is nearly over. Back on watering duties. . . . . . . #juniperberry #juniperberries #nurserystock #juniperbonsai #juniper #bonsailove #bonsaiart #jamesbarkerart #bonsai #bonsaitree #cornishart #cornishartist #instaart #instaartist #bonsaitrees #bonsaionabudget #bargainbonsai #budgetbonsai #britishbonsai #cornwallbonsai #cornishbonsai #tinytrees
“Guardian of the Jin”? Always happy to have eight legged tenants in my trees (except red spider mites!). Prefer a few webs to the caterpillars🐛 and silk cocoons that can infest new buds. . . . . . . #spiderfriend #treespider #bonsaispider #treeweb #nurserystock #juniperbonsai #juniper #bonsailove #bonsaiart #jamesbarkerart #bonsai #bonsaitree #cornishart #cornishartist #instaart #instaartist #bonsaitrees #bonsaionabudget #bargainbonsai #budgetbonsai #britishbonsai #cornishbonsai #tinytrees
Here are the 23 trees, that I bought last summer to start my Bonsai journey. All rescued from the light deprived bottom shelf of the reduced/bargains area. I only bought a handful at first, but kept returning. As they reduced the price I increased my collection. The final 4 trees were in pretty poor shape, but only £1 each, so they got saved. All are now showing new growth, despite most staying in their original pots and the last 6 weeks of dry weather (a rare thing in the UK 🇬🇧). I have styled and repotted 5, and done a bit of cleaning out on the trunks of some. One even got a first place in a local horticultural show!Most have been in recovery and growing on.  You’ll be seeing more of them as I clean them up, style and repot them. Might even make some videos. 🎬 . . . . . . #nurserystock #23 #23trees #juniperbonsai #juniper #bonsailove #bonsaiart #jamesbarkerart #bonsai #bonsaitree #cornishart #cornishartist #instaart #instaartist #bonsaitrees #bonsaionabudget #bargainbonsai #budgetbonsai #britishbonsai #cornishbonsai #tinytrees
Repurposing an old pot from the charity shop. 33 pennies well spent (3 for a pound). The masonry drill flew through it, unlike a porcelain dish that needed a diamond dremel bit and water 💦 to even scratch the surface. Thought about putting a twisted willow forest in this but it is not quite big enough. You might see it again with a tree on a car in it! 🚘Yes, a car. It might even look as good as my drawing of a tree on a Bugatti Chiron. Over on @jamesbarkerart. Might take a few decades to look that good. 😉 . . . . . . #nurserystock #juniperbonsai #juniper #bonsailove #bonsaiart #jamesbarkerart #bonsai #bonsaitree #cornishart #cornishartist #instaart #instaartist #bonsaitrees #bonsaionabudget #bargainbonsai #budgetbonsai #charityshopfind #thriftstorefinds #britishbonsai #cornishbonsai #tinytrees
This is one of the 20 bargain bin junipers I bought last year that started my Bonsai journey (all between £1 and £4). I cleaned the trunk, but left most growth on to maintain a strong tree. It coped with my wiring practice, even if I did add a bit too much movement.  Now to explore the base of the trunk and roots. This should be one of the first things to do with new nursery stock.  It’s an exciting time as you never know what you might find. Using my trusty chopstick and a toothbrush, I discovered some nice flare/taper and radial roots. The tree has two great potential fronts, depending on future styling decisions. I will enjoy watching this one develop over the next few years. . . . #nurserystock #juniperbonsai #juniper #bonsailove #bonsaiart #jamesbarkerart #bonsai #bonsaitree #cornishart #cornishartist #instaart #instaartist #bonsaitrees #bonsaionabudget #bargainbonsai #budgetbonsai #britishbonsai #cornishbonsai #tinytrees #roots #bonsairoots #chopsticks
This little tree is not my best or my favourite. But it did win first prize at a local horticultural show when I entered some of my trees. It was the first time I had put my trees on show to the public after having them for only a year. First and second prize! Worth getting out of my comfort zone. The tree was rescued from the bargain bin at a garden centre (nursery) and the pot was from a charity shop (thrift store) then I drilled holes in it. Each tree and container cost under £5 in total.  @jamesbarkerart will have fewer bonsai posts now I have set account up. 😉 But I will keep drawing Bonsai that’s for sure! . . . #bonsaiart #jamesbarkerart #bonsai #bonsaitree #beginnersbonsai #britishbonsai #showwinner #firstshow #bonsaionabudget #bargainbonsai #cornishart #cornishartist #instaart #instaartist #bonsaitrees #budgetbonsai
This week I went to Italo’s talk on the Japanese art of Seki-joju or Ishizuki at Wessex Bonsai Society 🏔 Bonsai rock planting can create dramatic landscapes of trees growing in harsh environments shown by these Junipers and Cotoneaster. . . #sekijoju #ishizuki #wessexbonsaisociety #rockplanting #juniper #cotoneaster #bonsaigarden #盆栽 #springimage #britishbonsai #tree #awardwinningbonsai #bonsai #bonsaitree #bonsailife #bonsaiartist #bonsailovers #bonsaiwork #bonsaiworld #bonsaiofinstagram #bonsaigram #bonsaifamily #blog #blogger #plantsofinstagram #billbakerbonsai @bonsaigram @bonsailovers.ig
I discovered Woolly Aphids or American blight on my Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris) today.  So here are my tips on how to keep on top of bugs 🐛 in the hot weather 🌞 1. Remember to use insecticides safely & always read the label ⚠️ 2. Always wear a protective mask & gloves when handling insecticides, and use only on well ventilated areas. 😷 3. I used Provado Ultimate Bug Killer, offering a broad spectrum of pest control.  4. When spraying the Bonsai, ensure the tree is in the shade (best done in the early morning or evening) and spray up wind 💨  5. Keep the Bonsai in shade for a few days so it won’t burn the foliage. You might have to give it a couple of treatments, if the problem persists.  6. Don’t forget to turn your trees on a regular basis, in order to stop it growing it one direction. #wollyaphids #americanblight #pestcontrol #provado #britishbonsai #bugkiller #insecticide #bonsaitips #yamadori #scotspine #盆栽 #summerimage #tree #awardwinningbonsai #bonsai #bonsaitree #bonsailife #bonsaiartist #bonsailovers #bonsaiwork #bonsaiworld #bonsaiofinstagram #bonsaigram #bonsaifamily #blog #blogger #plantsofinstagram #billbakerbonsai

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