British & European trees, bonsai & related arts from Lee Brindley.
Friday, 6 March 2015
A Big Change for a Little Hawthorn
I have been working on the roots on my shohin yamadori hawthorn - trying to get it to eventually fit into a bonsai pot. The roots just don't seem to be playing ball, so I came up with an alternative option. I have re-potted the tree into an Erin pot, in a semi-cascade position. I believe it works quite well. I think the next job will be to remove the lower branch and probably carve out some of the bulk in that area of the trunk.
Unfortunately I couldn't get the tree to sit quite centrally in the pot due to a large tap root. I should be able to correct that in a couple of years.