On Sept 9th it was the annual Dragon bonsai club car boot & auction. Continue reading “Sandra,s corner September meeting”
Septembers meeting was a talk by Malcolm on Tokonoma, this was a step away from working on trees and was aimed at explaining to members who had not seen this before as to what is a Tokonoma and what makes a good and bad one.
August’s TOTM was judged by Ritta & Mark Cooper who chose Sally’s Trident Maple for first place with Clive Harber in second place with his Cotoneaster and Third place was Tony O with his Privet. Chris J was the forth entry.
Our last meeting was a talk & practical by Ritta & Mark Cooper.I hope those of you who joined in enjoyed the evening.The plan (what plan!!) was that the club would pay the difference on the plants & in fact so many of you bought plants that it only cost the club £24! Continue reading “Sandra,s corner August meeting”
You will read in Clive H,s show report that our last display for Salisbury,s 25th did despite two minor hiccups go rather well, congratulations to Salisbury club for finding such a suitable venue with ease of access, parking and most important food available all day.
Warminster club has just recently completed 2 good displays, the first was at Newbury which was a new venue in a purpose built display area with lots of room to get about in and with areas away from the displays to work on your own trees which made the day go a lot quicker and made the day more interesting because the people passing through would stop and watch you work and ask question or generally just chat for a few moments.
We had 9 entries this month and it was judged by Manuel. 1st was Tony with his Blackthorn, 2nd was Clive H with his Juniper & 3rd was Sally with her Korean Hornbeam.
Apologies for not announcing results at the meeting but will make sure for the next one.
As you know the meeting was a demo by the famous? Manuel and for those who know him you knew it was going to be lively and entertaining.
It was with regret that due to other commitments Tom H informed me that he has had to give up sending out the newsletter even in the abbreviated form, Tom was one of the initiators of compiling a news letter as he believed it added interest to club meetings and added a fun element and was a good reminder of when and what the next meeting was about ( he always said we don’t listen to half of the chairman’s speech)TRUE.
I know members looked forward to his monthly magazine and it was finally the cost of inks,paper and mainly postage that has forced us into e mailing a short version of what is now on the website.
I will continue to send out the e mails but on behalf of Sandra and myself and the rest of the club would like to thank Tom for all the work he put producing the newsletter over the years.
Here is a brief photographic history of my Yew tree (Taxus Baccata) which I bought back in 2002 as a field grown tree from a bonsai nursery and have worked on it ever since and kept a photographic record of my work so far over the past 10 years.