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William Baddeley
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Small Prunus Mume (Apricot)
Yesterday's work carried out on a customers Japanese Apricot. I'm guessing it was field grown and to get it sizeable enough for sale, sacrificial branches were allowed to extend to thicken the trunk. On the downside this leaves a lot of unsightly flat cuts ...

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Sorry for the long break. Normal updates will resume as in the past.

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First workshop at my new house
Sorry I haven't been posting for a while but with moving house I have been quite busy. Last weekend my good friend Simon Haddon came up for the weekend and we spent Saturday refining the deadwood and restyling an Elm tree. This is my third time working on t...

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Weekend workshop in Cheshire April 2014
After the first and very successful workshop at Simon Jones house in Cheshire last year, arrangements were made for number 2 and last weekend we got cracking on some trees. I arrived on the Friday lunchtime and we worked on a couple of Simons trees. Si is v...

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Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa) from urban waste ground
I bought this tree cheaply from a bonsai nursery many moons ago. I chose it because at the time it was very straight and had little taper. I wanted it for a club demo to show that something could be made from nothing.  Since then it has sat on my benches an...

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Update on a Pinus slylvestris. Rewire
       Rewired and placed today. For some history and all the pics just click on the link below                    http://wildwoodbonsai.blogspot.co.uk/2011/04/native-scots-pine.html

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Gracious old man
There is a public park not far from me. Dog walkers, joggers and families enjoy this wooded area down near the Estuary. Most people don't see him down there. This gracious old man stands on his own as most walk under his arms oblivious to his magnificence. ...

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Small Taxus. Huge inspiration
A year or two after starting bonsai, I was introduced to Kevin Willson and spent time at his School on workshops and on rainy days when I couldn't work. Kev has some pretty amazing Bonsai and material material but the first tree to really grab me and what I...

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Painting of Yannick Kiggens Thurifera Juniper
I seem to have got back into painting of late and with the nights still dark early and all my deciduous trees that needed re potting, done, I thought id get the brushes out again. I first saw this tree in 2009 and was immediately struck by the deadwood and ...

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Elm raft in Erik Krizovensky pot
                    Finally put the raft in Eriks' pot this week. For the whole story click the link below.                               http://wildwoodbonsai.blogspot.co.uk/2011/06/english-elm-raft.html
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