Tickle Tour May 2012 Itinerary

I am travelling through France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Austria, Italy and Slovenia over the next couple of weeks. I will be filming, blogging and recording my tour. I f I have time and a good internet connection I will put some content here on this site. I am hoping to add a lot of new Potters to my showcase series and will feature them here also. So if you see me, say ‘Hi’

Wednesday 2nd Set off at 7.30am
Travel to: Noelanders club Demo, Heusden-Zolder, België 7.30 start

Thursday 3rd
All day Workshop with Stéphane Van Lints:
Leave at 6.00pm Travel to Stuttgart Airport hotel overnight

Friday 4th
Travel to: Arco, Italy Ubi event: Arrive approx: 12.00

Saturday 5th
All day at UBI conference in Arco Exhibit Hawthorn

Sunday 6th
All day at UBI conference in Arco
Monday 6th –Friday 10th Stay with friends in Italy and Slovenia
Friday 10th Visit EBA event and set up: Hotel and congress centre Mons, Ljubljana‎, Slovenija

Saturday 11th EBA event with Demo, Exhibit Hawthorn

Sunday 12th EBA event

Monday 14th Leave Lunch with Walter Pall
Overnight Idstein, Germany

Tuesday 15th
Visit to: Christian Przybylsk, Essen

Visit to: Jean Paul Polmas, Belgium.

Travel Calais Euro Tunnel

Travel to and stay Stone Monkeys, Kent, Overnight

Wednesday 16th Arrive Home approx 2.00pm

Total driving time 47.5 hours
Miles: 2697 miles

Repotting and Styling a large Sabina Juniper

I purchased this Sabina Juniper at the Noelanders Trophy in 2009, a year later I repotted the tree into the final planting position I wanted ready for styling. When the tree was collected it ‘appeared’ to lend itself as a semi or full cascade, however I was sure that it would make a very good ‘upright’ tree. The repotting was done exactly 12 months prior to styling. I worked the tree with Enrico Savini as a demo at the Best of British 2011 Bonsai exhibition in Birmingham UK.