Thursday, 28 June 2012

Hailstorm Video

Here is some footage of the hailstorm that did the damage.  I have edited out most of the expletives.

More weather

End of June and I should be sitting in the garden with a nice glass of wine, enjoying the sunshine and admiring my Bonsai.


 Having ensured nearly two months of rain, wind and low temperatures, we just had a massive hailstorm to top the lot. I honestly have not seen anything like this in the last 30 years. Leaves and branches were stripped of the bonsai and the greenhouse roof is completely shattered. You can see the size of the hailstones from the impact craters in the seed trays. The force of the hail actually dented the bonnet and roof of my car. Anyhow, best get clearing up!

 More picture here

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Wigston Bonsai Club Annual Show

Our Bonsai Club is holding its annual show at Leicester University Botanical Gardens this weekend, and I have been preparing some of my trees for the show.  While the weather was nice I got the camcorder out and sot a short video.  Enjoy!

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Chinese Elm Tanuki year 3 update

This is the third year now for this little tanuki, and it is now time to start the styling by selective pruning to finalise branch placement and start the process of ramification.

Friday, 8 June 2012

Nice Weather for Ducks

Totally unrelated to bonsai, but I thought it's worth sharing.
The weather here for the last week or so was awful.  Rain and wind galore.
Even the ducks have abandoned the lakes and ponds in favour of the puddles in the road ;)

Pictures were taken outside our front door, as my wife was trying to reverse the car out of the drive.