Geoff Hobson

Forum Replies Created

Viewing 15 posts - 106 through 120 (of 141 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • in reply to: Zoom Q&A #48892
    Geoff Hobson
    Participant

      Ok, will do,

      in reply to: Urgent advice needed #48736
      Geoff Hobson
      Participant

        David,

        I am in the south of England but the problem is the same. If you can put them in a shed or similar it will help, but it does depend on species. Most of mine have to stay where they are, I put my small ones shohins and mame in the shed also my Trident Maple and Quince that is in flower. the rest are where they have been all the time. Yes may get some damage but it will not kill the tree. If your trees do get covered in snow that will insulate so not a bad thing. We had frost in May last year that did more damage than all winter.

        The other thing you could do is cover with fleece, I take the trees out of the shed each morning as it is getting warm during the day,

        I hope this helps you,

        Geoff

        in reply to: My 45 yr old Dawn Redwood center #48735
        Geoff Hobson
        Participant

          The Dawn Redwood is nice, unusual style.

          in reply to: some of my mame trees #48697
          Geoff Hobson
          Participant

            Thanks, Jon. Three years ago I did not look at shohin or mame, but I found Morten, and slowly have been adding shohin as well as mame. When I looked around my garden I realised that I had a lot of smaller trees that were shohin. Also as I am getting older I have more difficulty in handling bigger trees, in fact I have one that I cannot lift any longer. Not sure how I am going to re pot it next time!

            I am looking forward to the Zoom meeting, should be fun.

            Geoff.

            in reply to: Zoom Q&A #48664
            Geoff Hobson
            Participant

              Morten, 15th April, can’t wait. Great to put faces to names, can we share pictures, or would it be better to send to you for you to do the sharing?

              Geoff Hobson
              Participant

                Ok, Andrew. Well, dwarf does not always mean small. Sometimes it refers to the needle size. It is easier to cut down a bigger tree than to try to increase girth especially in a pot. Gooseberry is an interesting one, never heard of anyone trying. My Chinese Elms are just starting to push buds, they all dropped leaves this year which is unusual, the cork barks do but the others usually keep them until spring.

                We have a workshop today for the first time in five months, the venue is an open barn. You can find us on Facebook and our web site blackmorevale bonsaigroup.co.uk

                I am waiting for this months’ videos, looks like it will have to be when I get back this afternoon,

                Geoff

                Geoff Hobson
                Participant

                  Hi Andrew,

                  you have some nice trees there. Now is the time to re pot if you need to.  I would wait until the first flush of growth has hardened before pruning but you can wire. Chinese Elm leaves should drop naturally, but if the leaves are dead you can remove them.

                  I have a lot of trees of many species, just finished re potting.

                  Geoff.

                  in reply to: re potting started #48557
                  Geoff Hobson
                  Participant

                    I have just about finished now. It took me about four weeks a few at a time.

                    in reply to: some of my mame trees #48556
                    Geoff Hobson
                    Participant

                      Yes, it was collected when I bought it was in a plastic pot, so I re potted it. Starting to buds out now.

                      in reply to: My accent arrangement for a Fall show #48310
                      Geoff Hobson
                      Participant

                        That is a good idea, can’t wait.

                        in reply to: My accent arrangement for a Fall show #48288
                        Geoff Hobson
                        Participant

                          I like the accent. I have a piece of bark that I am planning on doing the same. I was walking the dog and looked a this fallen trunk and a large piece of bark came off in my hand, so I thought I had better use it.

                          in reply to: White Beech re potted into new pot #48287
                          Geoff Hobson
                          Participant

                            Thanks, the lower tree has been in a couple of shows, it is one of my favourite trees,

                            in reply to: White Beech re potted into new pot #48131
                            Geoff Hobson
                            Participant

                              Morten, yes the tree was imported some years ago. I bought it in 2018 cost an arm and a leg. It is about 68 years old I believe. The pot it was in is a Yamafusa from Tokoname. The new pot is a good quality Chinese one.

                              in reply to: Juniper „Itoigawa“ developing #48125
                              Geoff Hobson
                              Participant

                                I like your work, well done. I would not leave it like that, but I don’t think it will do any harm. I would use a round pot, but maybe a bit shallower and unglazed. Otherwise I like it.

                                Geoff.

                                in reply to: Mortens books #46715
                                Geoff Hobson
                                Participant

                                  I love the last two books, I found his web site and they are $110 plus $49 post for the two and in English. I am very tempted but I think I will wait for a while.

                                  Geoff.

                                Viewing 15 posts - 106 through 120 (of 141 total)