After much thought I have decided that I shall do away with my current Bonsai display house, and create an area in and around the main patio. Lots of reasons really, next door have three mahoosive Silver Birch and the way they have grown means I get all the catkins from late winter early spring through Summer, followed by leaf drop; which, with Silver Birch goes on all summer and autumn. It just makes a mess of the current display area and the trees.
Secondly, it really is quite a way away from the property and whilst alarmed, it is a two fold thing; security and the distance. By moving the trees to an area that I spend most of my time means I no longer have to make the effort to go to the display house, or indeed in winter when watering is virtually not required; this way I get to see them all the time and can study form and future shape more easily.
So with no real plan in mind …yet. I thought I would move a small amount of stands and trees to the area that will become their new home. Sun is fine, lots of it and plenty of shaded spots too. I have a structure of sorts to build, a pond or significant water feature, take back some of the lawned area to create a bigger overall display surface; rip up this patio and lay a new one, and anything else I come up with.
With this in mind and no particular plan as of now, I have been busy with help, bring them across to start to get used to them being here all the time. I must say, I wish I had done it years ago. Too much tunnel vision methinks.
New start then below.
View from property daytime living area.