The workshop ran from the 15th to 17th of October and was organised by Robert Porch ,everyone who attended the workshop would like to thank Robert for such a educational and entertaining event. For people who don't know Robert Porch, he is a quiet soft spoken gentleman from Glasgow who wouldn't say BOO to a T REX.Enjoy the pictures and transformations, looking forward to 2019 when Bjorn returns.Check out the Bjorn Bjornholm video above...
In July this year I visited Japan, normally I would go in October,I knew it would be warm but , I never expected the heat and humidity I experienced. The first day I visited Yoshida-en , a well respected Azalea grower, one of my customers had given me a list of varieties he wanted for his collection, next was Kimura - en (another Kimura) where I found a large Corkbark elm for a customer and then onto Yourozu .- en , maybe the best Shohin nursery in Japan.Day two of to Yata - en a very well stocked and clean nursery,I purchased Ginko, Stewartia ,Junipers, Hinoki, Pines, ..
Japan Trip 2015. After lunch we made our way to Omiya to visit Mr Hamano of Tojyu -en (Mr Kimura was the last apprentice of Mr Hamano's father) there is always lots of activity in this nursery so many bonsai being styled and refined by very experienced staff.The nursery is also a magnet for visitors from all over the world.
I purchased pines, junipers and maples.(available Feb 2016)
Off to the next nursery no time to spare,i'm often asked how enjoyable it must be to visit Japan ,it is very enjoyable ,lovely people ,magnificent bonsai, but also very hot/wet and hard work at the same time.