I’ve been reviewing the blog lately and thinking about the progress of my trees and material in the past year. An ideal scenario would be that everything is a year better in development but unfortunately that’s not the case. It’s the Belfast City Autumn Show this weekend and I remember thinking last year that I would like to have a few more things to enter in the bonsai classes at the 2015 event. For various reasons, I don’t, and next year hopefully I can enter more than my same usual 2 or 3 trees.
But there has been noticeable progress with other material still in development and that’s encouraging. I have to sometimes remind myself that I’m choosing the long route in bonsai and things do take time to transform from garden/seedling material to competition ready bonsai trees.
This shohin sized Serissa Foetida is coming on well after a year of clip and grow techniques. Another trunk has also unexpectedly popped up and I’ve decided to utilize it so that I now have the beginnings of a twin trunk indoor tree.
Hopefully this time next year it’ll look even better in a ceramic pot (anyone got a spare bright yellow oval?) and with taper in the minor trunk. I’ll continue to clip both canopies to improve ramification.