Last year I visited Mirek for the second year in a row, Mirek is a good friend of Pavel Slovak’s in the Czech Republic. Mirek has a fine collection of bonsai and yamadori. Here is his garden in the rain, 20 minutes later the sun came out and the trees were well watered… the sun shines on the righteous.
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This is a selection of images some dating back to 1991, who do you recognise?
The car is packed and I am ready to leave tomorrow morning. I am picking up Mikey in Leeds and then onwards to Hull and P&O ferry to Rotterdam. We dock about 8.30 and then its about 3 hours to The Noelanders trophy Centrum voor Duurzaam Bouwen, Marktplein 1 in Heusden-Zolder, Belgium. Last year I was the first trader to arrive so it was easy for me to unload, sit back and watch everyone else struggle. Peter Landerloos has been kind enough to accommodate Mikey and Me for the weekend I am showing the raft beech that won a Ginkgo award in 2007.
The tree is owned by David Barlow, over the last couple of days we have been putting the final touches to the tree. It looks great.
I know that this will be the biggest and best Noelanders ever and it is great to be part of such a high class show.
On the way Home I will be calling in to see Hans van Meer my old friend who will be one of the visiting artists a the Burrs workshop in November Mikey and I are getting the ferry back to the UK on Monday evening.