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Bonsai (very old!)


Bonsai (very old!)

At Wisley there is a Bonsai walk, which naturally I loved!



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That one is a beauty isn't it. I wonder how they stop people from destroying them..it looks like it would be so easy to knock that over.

26 Jul, 2015

amy
Amy
 

Superb specimen !

26 Jul, 2015

 

Thanks both (hmm, it does look precarious!).

26 Jul, 2015

 

A lovely feature,Sheila..I bet that walk made your day :o)

27 Jul, 2015

 

Absolutely Sandra :)) I wonder if the bonsai get passed down in families, because they're often over a hundred years old. I'm worried now, lol, because I can't imagine our boys being interested . . . Steve is only interested in growing giant pines!

27 Jul, 2015

 

Wonderful Bonsai Sheila.....I'm very keen to visit Wisley and even more so after seeing your photos.

27 Jul, 2015

 

I admire the patience and resolution of people like yourself,to even attempt something like this Sheila..and as regards Steve.well ,they say opposites attract This goes to prove it's correct :o) x

27 Jul, 2015

 

Honestly Sandra - that is much too kind. I just like playing around with dwarf trees, and by the way, I don't understand the comment about Steve!

Thanks Julia - hope you get there one day - May and June are the best months as there are masses of Rhodos and Azaleas :)

27 Jul, 2015

 

All I meant was,with you liking Bonsai,which are quite small,and you mentioned Steve is only interested in growing great Pines..opposite ends of the gardening spectrum ? I hope I didn't offend you in any way..and I just hope that is your husband name,Sheila,or I'm in trouble...shall I get my coat now ?

27 Jul, 2015

 

You're not in trouble, Sandra, you just made me laugh! No offence taken . . . and just to put the record straight, Steve is our paddle-boarding son who lives in Cornwall :))

28 Jul, 2015

 

Phew,thank goodness for that..and I should have realised Steve is your son,after leaving a comment on the photo you posted recently ! duh! I blame it all on this wet weather,it must be water on the brain from Tatton Park show on Sunday ! that's my excuse,and I'm sticking with it :o) x

28 Jul, 2015

 

:))

28 Jul, 2015

 

Trident Maple,I believe. The make GREAT long lived and hardy- not just to cold,but all gardening mistakes- plants.

29 Jul, 2015

 

Thanks Stan . . . if you're right, it should look even more spectacular in the autumn.

29 Jul, 2015



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