So my Christmas holiday was a bit of a busman’s. Spent four days up to my knackers in sawdust and wire and then three days sitting in front of a screen editing this new video. Now, as a reward I have over 250 orders to get out so 15 hour days until end of January. I am beginning to think this holiday nonsense just aint worth the squeeze.
So enjoy the video, it might be some time before I can do another.
Happy new year all and if you have an order with us please hang in there, we’re on it.
Happy new year alll
Great video and thank you for sharing
Really good transformation and end result.
Did you consider air layering the top off ?
Great video, even after doing bonsai for a long time, there’s always something new to learn
I really can’t help it – I’m a born rule breaker… I’d rather have that tree any day, than a ‘perfect’ bonsai with all the ‘perfect’ trimmings, taper, nebari proportions etc. This is so much more ‘raw’ nature in look, even though you did so much beautiful work on it… it’s worth having even now, let alone in ten years time when it should be pretty spectacular.
I know why you kept dodging it, though! You can pass it off as the “…essential design approach time; to let the tree speak to you…” or some such, lol. I’m sure there’s folk who’d buy that…
It reminds me of lightning blasted trees here in Australia… I really do fancy it.
blasphemy I’m sure… I’d be lynched by most snobby bonsai people… I really do prefer this kind of thing. You Done Good!
Excellent video. Thanks Graham.
I always learn something from your videos. Thank you
Great to see the transformation Graham, thanks for taking the time to film it and share.
Greta work. Imagination and knowing how to use the tools you have is important and you have both in spades.
Great video Graham, thanks for sharing!
By the way, where did you get your hat from?
Very inspiring! Thank you for the lesson.
So pleased you released a new video. Often go back and look at your old ones for inspritation. As usually I have been impressed.
Thanks a lot for the video.
May 2021 come with an open heart, new strength, creative thought and prosperity for each one and all together!
from SAMURAJU PARKS in Latvia
Hello Graham. NIce to see you again, and Happy New Year to you. I think this Prunus will be getting very nice over the years, and it is a huge job you’ve done to it.
Thanks for this, Graham. In a world of shit, this was a great treat. Nothing beats a gnarly tree with character. Keep living. I appreciate your existence. From a friend in spirit in the USA.
Thanks Graham. Nice to see you back on video.
Many of us in the hobby do have “less than perfect” material to work with so it’s always really encouraging to see how this sort of material can be transformed. OK, so you’ve provided the inspiration, now all that’s needed is the vision to see the possibilities and the skill to turn potential into reality – sounds like more more practice is required !!
Great to see a new video Graham, as always a joy to watch. You have certainly bought some ugly duckling and given them character and oomph over the years. This is one I look forward to seeing evolve and develop. Thanks Kevin
P.S. I wish it took 20 mins as in the video instead of 4 hard graft to do such a job!
Nice one, I have a similar project so great to get some ideas and inspiration! Even loved to guitar music in the background
Air Layering? Are you nuts?
Look at that thing, Its a beauty.
A tree you’ll find in nature.
Graham have once again done a thing of wonder, a reflection of how trees grow.
Not some artificial green helmet abomination.
Tor – “Green Helmets” Love it, I might use that myself 😉