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An Idiots Guide to Bonsai Shows – Dyffryn Gardens Bonsai Show 2014 Picture Diary

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They are. Bonsai uses entirely normal, existing, recognisable tree species. The top tree is a White Pine, the bottom one a Hawthorne. ‘But we have Hawthorne in Britain!’ Precisely. The Hawthorne in fact is born and bred right here in Wales, though so was the pine!

Dyffryn Gardens 2014 - Oak 1Bonsai can be made from any tree species. Some are easier to work with than others, but with skill and patience any woody plant can be ‘bonsai-ed’. The English Oak is instantly recognisable across the UK, though this delicate Oak Bonsai is in a more literati style. The taper, graceful off-centre curve and sparse though deliberate branch structure are more evocative of representations of trees in Japanese art, rather than it is of ‘real’ nature.

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Author: davergp

Environmental Geoscience BSc. Environmental Design of Buildings MSc. Bonsai Hobbyist, Woodland Enthusiast, Environ-mentalist.

3 thoughts on “An Idiots Guide to Bonsai Shows – Dyffryn Gardens Bonsai Show 2014 Picture Diary

  1. Thanks Dave, that’s fantastic.
    Lovely writing and also the pictures.

  2. Lovely Site, I missed the show this year, it was really nice to see in such clarity on a easy to use site well done, a fab turn out. Well done Paul for the Crataegus It’s a stunner. I’ve got a nice goats year willow in a bucket to swap you for it.

    Thanks
    Jules

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