Hi and welcome to my personal bonsai blog. Without knowing exactly where this will go, I suspect it will meander through my ongoing attempts to improve my 'growing' collection of bonsai*/sticks in buckets.* (*delete as appropriate) If anybody actually reads this, bear with me & maybe it will start to make some sense. (But don't bet on it!!)

Wednesday, 27 February 2008

"Boss" Fuchsia

This Fuchsia moved to my garden (again courtesy of Urban Yamadori) as a bare stump in early 06. At first it produced no growth at all and I was convinced it had given up the ghost. I left it in a corner assuming the worst. At the end of the summer I found it had gone crazy, all in a couple of months. Picture after just a seasons growth.

First pot in early 07 (a bit too small but the tree was strong and as it happened it allowed me to pot up later in the year)


Having found a 'brash' pot and a stand (the latter off eBay -from Germany!) I put it in the club show, years ahead of when I thought it would be show-able.

If I'm honest it was a cynical attempt to attract the public vote because of its flowers but as they say ....the best laid plans etc.etc... it was then placed third by the shows Judge -Tony Tickle.

Just goes to show, its always worth putting your trees in the show... and seeing what others think.

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