Bonsai Ireland Munster Club

Just an update on whats happening with the new club for Munster. We have the date set for Friday the 20th of September. The meetings will take place in Cork as that is the area with the most people interested so far. This could alternate in the future. The venue is still to be confirmed, but will be confirmed in the next two weeks. I have a list of people interested so far and myself and Piotr will be in contact over the next two weeks. If you are interested and would like to join or have a friend or family member which you think would be interested don’t hesitate to contact us. Below is a flyer which Piotr made while on holidays, dedication or what 🙂 These will be seen around Cork and surrounding areas. Anyway all the details are below to get in contact or you can contact me also through this blog or email at . About time we will have a community of entusiasts to meet, share ideas and knowledge, do workshops and just have a craic.


Few pictures of my Dwarf Hinoki


This is my Chamaecyparis Obtusa Nana Gracilis. I acquired it just over a year now from a small garden center in the middle of no where, it was just sitting in the corner minding its own business until i came along. The garden center owner was more than happy to sell it cheap, I think I paid ten euro in the end for it.

I have not attempted to style it in anyway, only keep it alive and healthy. When I first got it I reduced the size of the pot it came in by cutting the top down and removing a small amount of top soil. On doing so I revealed the second trunk and a nice enough small natural shari. I reduced it further this year to get to the base of the trunk.

I just pinched the new growth to allow sunlight to penetrate to the inner branches, as I have heard a Hinoki will never back bud on old wood. I was hoping to maybe begin to style it this summer and repot it next summer as I don’t know how long it has over stayed its visit in the pot it is in. Anyway here is some photos I have been meaning to up load a while since starting the Blog.

I really like this shot from underneath


Some growth I am trying to protect and encourage


From above140

Small natural shari


Just need to decide now where to start with styling. Plenty of thought and research before hand 😉

My new Little Bench

Ok so since i moved house , i had been struggling as to know where to put my little trees. Eventually a bench was made out of an old shed and old decking boards (thanks dad). Its just a nice size for what i have at the moment. Hopefully soon when i run out of space 🙂 i will be making a bench two tier around both walls. Will keep ye updated.

Anyway here is how its looking all on its on.


A close up of the top which were the old deck boards


And with my newly rescued sageretia from Aldi


Full House


Walk in the woods

These are some pictures taken in Ballyannan Woods, Midleton in County Cork. Me and a friend went their recently as we missed the opportunity to catch the blue bells last year. Hope ye enjoy


Some lovely Blue bells on display


Light breaking through the trees


Love this shot


Probably my favorite of the day


Nice path through blue bells and some lovely tall trees


Another nice little path, very lucky as the sun was just about to set


Another one of my Favorites


One more for the road.

Irish Bonsai Club

Bonsai_Ireland_2So the time has finally come. Bonsai Ireland are currently looking for enthusiasts to join in Ireland. There will be a club in Dublin and in Cork. Me and Piotr are currently heading the recruitment drive for Cork.

If you are interested we will be having our initial meeting in mid September, date to be confirmed. This will be the Cork Club of Bonsai Ireland.

If you are interested please don’t hesitate to contact me at you can also leave me a message after this post. We will be hoping to start regular meetings and get a club established for the Cork region. It is badly needed to have a club in the Munster region.

Hope to hear from plenty of motivated bonsai enthusiasts in Ireland, we know ye are out there.