You would think that as I make my own Accent pots producing a planting for Swindon would be a breeze – not on you Nelly!! When displaying Shohin, especially at the beginning of the year, it’s not easy to get plants that are in the correct scale for the composition. Winter is generally a time for bulbs which are on the whole too big for this type of display. Time to think laterally.
For a few weeks I rummaged around mine, and my dad’s, garden to try and find some little bits and bobs to make a group planting or Kusamono. I’d never attempted one before and what a time to do it, displaying in Ritta Copper’s backyard – the "Queen of Bonsai Accents" in the UK!
Overall I’m quite happy with the result but I might just take a couple of back-ups just in case. Nothing ventured, nothing gained I suppose.