I have to sell bonsai stuff in order to survive and sometimes I buy things that just don’t move. I can’t afford to just dump stuff and move on and besides I was raised by parents and grandparents that experienced war austerity, waste is just not in my vocabulary. To that end I have spent a couple of  evenings beavering away on some rather tatty scots pine that have been taking up space for a while now. I hate this kind of first work, it’s so coarse and results in a scruffy image but then we have to start somewhere right?


Scruffy scotty.

Large area of dead bark.

It can only get better from here.

I wouldn’t start from here if I were you!

Light pruning.