Friday, 16 October 2015

Semi Cascade Crataegus Display

A little display in my dining room this evening (forgive the nasty Artex wall!).

Hawthorn accompanied by Helleborine Orchid.

Monday, 12 October 2015

Bonsai Europa 2015

Yesterday my wife and I visited the first event of its kind in Bury, Manchester... "Bonsai Europa" hosted by Tony Tickle. Tony had been working hard, organising and publicising the event over the last two years and it lived up to expectations. The quality of both the merchandise on sale and the trees on display were first class. It was also great to meet up with old friends and make a few new ones.

I took a great many photos, but did not manage to photograph all trees on display. Each tree/display bared a number which apparently correlated to the artist responsible for the work, although it seems that I missed this list and so am unfortunately unable to give credit for all the trees. There were however a good number of trees which I recognised - my personal favourites being Pavel Slovák's "Three Snakes" and an excellent juniper by Jean-Paul Polmans.

I believe that Tony is planning a repeat event in two years time so if you missed it, make sure you are in Bury for 2017!



Juniper by Jean-Paul Polmans

"Three Snakes" pine by Pavel Slovák