Years ago I started keeping bonsai as a nice quiet distraction from a hectic lifestyle. For years I struggled with how slow everything moved, plants are indolent in relation to dragsters and big motorcycles. In time I came to terms with the pace of bonsai life and nowadays some might say I have slowed my work down too much, like I could care less.
The trouble is that my bonsai hobby spiralled into something of a tornado that sucked me into what i do today, I had no intention of that happening. Ironically my bonsai business now causes me all the stress I hoped it would ease over twenty five years ago. Whilst everyone is running around here dealing with the Christmas madness, 2017 is ancient history for me. I’m mucking about booking flights and cutting deals for stock for next year and the year after. It’s not even the shortest day but I have been busy making plans, juggling finances and getting ready for the new years exertions including plans for my Christmas holiday which will see me building new benches this year.
If I say so myself i am getting quite good at all this juggling and even though the fat bloke with the red coat and white beard hasn’t been by yet I have had my Christmas box, the first delivery of stock for 2018. A big truck rolled in last week in the pouring rain and this lot fell off the back. There are a few gems and some good low priced stock. Much of this will be progressed before the spring, some will be on the web site soon and just maybe a couple I will keep for a while.
Holy Sabina Batman! HA
If only they could cross the pond!!
For someone who has learned so much from all you have offered online, I say to those that criticize you in a negative way, can go take a long walk off a short pier!
I only hope to be able to get over there and proudly shake your hand. Proudly, for your teachings, your styling, your passion, your respect for the horticulture, and for what you have given the world!
Boston will always have your back, and a big thank you to you and yours, and to all the people behind the scenes that assist you in being one of the Greats!
All the best, and Happy Holiday’s from Boston, USA!
Wow looks likes you have you work out cut out for you this 2018 Awesome trees ,so sad they can’t be ship to USA. Will you ever do any Shows in the USA? Thanks MERRY CHRISTMAS To you and Family and worker
a great blog, thank you for sharing,….
at this time of year I think of the wizard of oz….. your comment ” my bonsai hobby spiralled into something of a tornado that sucked me into what i do today, ” makes me think of Dorothy being swept away…. (with your ruby red slippers!)
the difference here is … you are the wizard…. the skills and experience you have opening shared show the true magic of how to create amazing trees… you have create this amazing world with access to amazing products to help move forward Bonsai in UK, Europe and worldwide.
I guess I’m the lion 🙂 (based on the offers I make…. no heart….!)
Stop, i’m blushing 😉
oh – I mean the tin man !
Some cracking gear, Graham!
WOWSER !! Looks like the wife will be getting chocolates for Christmas this year ;-))
Awesome. I third the drooling and envy from the USA. If only. I offer moral support, and I also hope to one day shake your hand. I find myself not far from Kaizen a few times a year, and perhaps one day I can visit. I hope the Christmas season treats you and yours well. It seems we love you greatly across the ocean. Merry Christmas.
Mr Graham Potter,
You are such a tease! Keep up the good work fella and keep bringing the goodies in. 🙂