I've been learning about and trying my hand at bonsai. With two little trees sitting in pots I was very happy, then 'im outdoors bought me a present. A beech tree he had dug up at a job.The poor thing must be at least 5 years old, but has been hacked back a few times and looks like it didn't have much room too grow.
So I potted it up and had a proper look at it. I cut a few crossed branches off and cut its main branched back a bit as it was getting too tall for what I wanted it for. There was one branch which cut in, but if I could convince it to bend out, it would much inprove the shape of the tree, so I wired it up and then left the poor thing to get over the shock.
I was very happy to see it produce leaves at the end of May. It looked like a proper tree! But now two of the top branches crossed over each other so I added some more wires to push them out, much improving the little trees shape at the same time.I know that I should really cut back some of that new growth to encourage more growth but it seems to mean. Maybe later in the year.