We entered our club display at the now annual Roots Bonsai show hosted by Newbury Bonsai club, as you will see it was well supported by other bonsai clubs and societys, we were fortunate to be opposite Lee Verhorevoorts stand ( I use these words conservatively as my wife is drawn to his stand wherever we see him).
This July we had a return Saturday workshop with Lee Verhorevoort due to members commitments there were only six of us.
With this in mind we all brought in plenty of trees, one because you know Lee will get round a small group and cover so much , and two hold him up to give you time to carry out the work he told you to do on the first time round.
I have said it before but if you wanted to come along as just an observer you would pick up a real wealth of information as Lee goes round discussing each persons tree and what he advises is required.
I had brought in a Juniper which required complete rewiring so could not spend much time following Lee round to listen, all of us did say how much we enjoyed the day and could see the improvements made to our trees and would recommend him for an entertaining day.
Only four entries.
Good month eight entries.
This month we had Simon Temblett give a talk on alternative trees? and pots.
This month we had Malcolm making a return visit talking about how he works with Junipers and Larches, his talk covered his preferred compost mix, feeding and pruning methods.
This months meeting we had Tony and Trevor who gave a talk and demonstration on carving, the evening was very entertaining with this double act and was especially use full for those that have never tried carving on their own trees. Continue reading Chairman,s chat May meeting