Hi everybody, this afternoon I finished preparing my big Larch (XL) for his first show! It took me 5 day’s! Not becauce it was that much work, but becauce we had terrible weather for a whole week, it was raining and freezing most of the time! And I had no place to stand dry or warm and becauce of that I gotta nasty head cold to make things even harder! But today I feld a bit better and the sun was out for a change and that made, together with lots off hot coffee, the freezing temperature bearable! I am glad with how the end resuld looks and I am also glad that I only had to use a minimum amount off wiring to reach it! So now XL will finaly goes to his protected place in my winter shelter and will be left alone until a few day’s before the show in January. I cant wait to finaly show it! Below: Fine wiring with 0,3 mm copper wire is rrrrealy hhhhard when you are this cold!
Below: My Larch and I have so much fun together!
Below: After the work was don, we wend out for a walk along the seaside near to our house. Next to were we always park the car we found this uprooted buxus on the ground all exposed to the freezing temperatures. It was left when they had removed some larger trees earlier this week! So we load it in the car and after the walk we took it home to give it a fighting change. This short stay in my car made my car smell like 25 dogs and cats had pied on it and they probably did! Boy we had to drive with the windows open! I hope that smelly tree makes it trough winter!
Below: And some more pictures from “Burrs” that I like to share with you all, they were send to me or found on the web!
My new friend Simon “Bonsai Monkey”, looking very happy and so do I !!!
Below: The amazing transformation of Paul Spearman’s yamadori English Elm raft!
Before: And after!
Happy X Mas *tje!!!
Hans van Meer.