Sunday, 14 October 2012

My Day - Sunday 14th Oct

My day was centered on the FOBBS Bonsai talent contest final - held at Capel Manor bonsai show.

This post is picture based and are a few from the day. The contest was 3 hours  long and the winner is going on to represent the UK in the European final
 
The tree.........I'm happy !



 

looking..............
Looking closer..........................
 
Mickey looking too................
I'm still looking.........the tree is in there, I'm not rushing until i find it............
we have lift off.............................
 
 

 
 
Three hours flew by, but a few little tweaks and we came in on time.
 
 
 
 
 
 
And I managed to win..............Here is the tree as it was styled in the 3 hours
 
 
 Thanks to all involved (I kept plenty of green bits :-) )
 
 
Slipped into an Erin Pot, little bit of moss and 10 minutes more tweaking
 


12 comments:

  1. Well done Marcus, good work. I watched the start of the styling but didn't have time to stay til the end.
    Paul P ( was next to you in the car park)

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    1. Hi Paul,
      Thanks for that. Good to catch up again after Wales. See you at the next one

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  2. congratulations Marcus , great result , now rather regret my Facebook comments ! well done , it not something to take lightly putting your self in the spotlight like that, so, really well done !, sponsorship definitely under consideration :-) !!

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    1. Hi Peter,
      cheers, 3 hours flies by!!! especially when i was using your excelent willowbog 0.8mm copper wire to do the fine foliage - closest thing to invisible wiring you can get. I think Team Willowbog could take the European stage by storm - Tap up PW and do joint logo'd hoodies. I heard everyone in the big Final needs a coach at the back of the room pointing at the bits to cut off too - the willowboggers possy haha.

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    2. good idea !! ' tap up PW ' ??? be like trying to open an oyster suffering from rigour mortis !!!

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    1. thanks Ian.
      I'm looking forward to the final in march

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  4. Nice one Marcus, now you get to go and represent on the european stage. I think a Team Marcus T-Shirt is necessary with the slogan "I keep plenty of green bits"

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    1. haha, cheers my m8.

      Yes,green bits are very good, I'm thinking team Willowbog/saruyama T shirts and Hoodies could be the fashion statement to outshine the Italians ? !!

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    2. looking at Sauyama and myself , I doubt if combined or apart we could make a fashion statement to outshine the tramp at the end of our road !

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  5. Marcus, A bit of a basic question. What is the species used. Lovely finished product

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    1. hi, thanks,

      it is a juniper chinensis - chinese juniper or shimpaku.

      They were field grown and partly trained in korea.

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