The following day I had a go at shaping, wiring and removed old wires that had dug in a bit.
We enjoyed it so much we actually had a drive down to his bonsai nursery. It was a good job too as we took our bonsai for him to have a look at. Good job too as what I thought was lichen was actually woolly aphid draining the life out of it. we also found out it is actually an indoor bonsai which we have had outside and it has survived a few frosts. He was very surprised it was still alive. Got some repotting soil, new pot, shears and pesticide to treat it with. we also came away with a lovely 30+ year old hawthorn bonsai.
he certainly is a very knowledgeable bloke and happy to help. It is also well worth a visit. we plan on going back in spring/summer for another look.
This was going to be used to demonstrate cutting, wiring and shaping of a bog standard garden centre shrub.
what a transformation!
The raffle prizes
Nice to see the remembrance poppies and amazing that they were all knitted!