I’ve been an avid reader of the website since I started in bonsai a couple of years ago and have learned a great deal - I look forward to your regular blogs and have many of them bookmarked for quick reference. I know that living in the U.K. means our growing conditions aren’t the same as yours in the U.S. but I think the techniques should / would still work over here?
I’ve got four JBP’s - three I’m hoping to grow as informal uprights and one as a cascade, they are all fairly young 2-4 year old trees and I’ve got them planted in pond baskets. I’ve done a little shaping with wire and some pruning but am confused about what I should do next with them - I really want to develop some trunk thickness. I know it’s a cheek, but I wonder if I could ask you for some help? I’ve attached some pictures of one of them here and can send pictures of the others if you are ok with this. I will take more pictures if these aren’t enough.