For the July meeting we Collette Harrison from Bonsai Trees Southampton who gave a talk on Satsuki and other flowering species.
The talk covered a wide variety of flowering species both indoor and outdoor types on their care and maintenance, the feed back from some members was extremely good and all enjoyed Collettes evening.
Some pics below just setting up for the talk already her sales table drew customers.
Blackmore Vale Bonsai group held their annual show end of June to which local clubs were invited, the show was well attended and remained busy throughout the day.
We enjoyed ourselves and congratulations to Staverton Bonsai Group for winning best club display well earned. Congratulations to Ian Duff winner of best tree in show.
We held another popular Saturday workshop with Chris Thomas
eight club members attended the day and brought in a variety of material to discuss with Chris and to work on through the day, Chris had set up a central stand for each person to bring there tree up to for discussion and advice.
Always revealing when you put a tree up and you stand back how obvious some faults are and what options you have for styling we all enjoyed the day some pics of the day below.
We have visited Lodder Bonsai in the past but never for their open weekend. Over the Saturday and Sunday the nursery is open but he also invites other traders to come along and have a stall inside the loading bay.
There was a mixture of potters, scrolls for sale as well as a painter painting scrolls, Ikebana stall and food stalls where you could try Sushi. It was a very enjoyable event well worth the journey I took the pictures early before the public came in.
Here are just some of the photos of the trees for sale and the traders that attended the weekend.