I am always on the lookout for new bonsai trees and good raw material, it is my business after all. Every year it’s getting harder and more expensive to find just the right material at a workable price. Lucky for me I know some great guys and have a long reach. Sadly a lot of those guys are, just like me, getting old and humping great big bonsai trees around becomes a chore. That means occasionally a collection will become available and that’s largely what we have here.
I started into bonsai close to thirty years ago now and how that came about is a long story but there was a wonderful old gentleman involved, a real old school horticulturalist who would have bled sap. His grandfather supposedly came into contact with bonsai in China around the time of the Great War. Upon return home he employed some rudimentary bonsai techniques on the family nursery. His son had much the same experience during WW2 and my friend was the third generation to be bending and pruning trees. Once he largely retired from commercial horticulture I put myself into deep debt to buy as much of his stock as I could, most of the rest went to another friend and bonsai aficionado. Now his advancing years mean those trees have now come to us.
Today we moved the entire collection of my long time bonsai buddy and fellow Norfolk native. These trees have been lovingly cared for over the last twenty to twenty five years and many are little time capsules and hold fond memories for me. There are a couple that even go back to to the old gent’ that started pioneering UK bonsai in the 1930s. Some of these will not be for sale simply because I am a sentimental old git. I obviously have to sell some or I’ll loose the roof over my head. Here you can see most of the collection and a few other random bits and pieces we bought over the last week. Once I get everything cleaned up and figured out they should start appearing on the web site
P.S. Sorry no prices yet. Please drop me an email and slide the images you are interested into it and I will put you on the list of contacts once I know where I am. There are another thirty trees coming in two weeks time 😉