Some more Spring repoting part III.

Below: Acer buergerianum growing over a rock that has on the left side a little natural pool. This one is with me for well over 25 years!

Below: I met my dear old friend Tony Tickle way back in the mid-nineties during the very first edition of the famous “GINKGO AWARDS” in Belgium and we instantly hit it off! That night at the gala diner I told Tony that there are hardly any good Yamadori to find in Holland! An amazing hour or so later filled with Tony’s yamadori stories, I was invited to come over by car to the UK to collect and have fun with him and Terry Foster! So I drove to the UK and had the time of my life and had the pleasure to get to know these now almost 3 decades-long friends! And the first Yamadori that I ever collected was is the Taxus below! In her Bonsai past, she was shown in some prestigious Bonsai shows and it makes me sad that she has been doing poorly for a few years. Bud now for a few years, she has been slowly recovering from being weak!? And she is still not their jet and I preferred to not have to transplant her just jet…but she is seriously potbound and that might be the reason why the foliage stays weak! So I will have to take an educated risk and give her a trim, and some fresh soil and hope that it turns out to be the right choice!

More will follow soon!


Hans van Meer.

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