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.
Our last meeting was a bring and buy sale, it was quite a surprise to see how many people had brought material in for sale and that it was of a much higher quality. Continue reading Sandra,s corner June meeting
Again another well attended meeting and with the time of year plenty to do.
We offered to members for next months meeting either an auction or a bring and buy sale the majority chose the bring and buy, and as this is the first one please support this as much as possible.
To give everyone a fair chance at the bring and buy set your tables up but please do not start selling until we open the meeting 20.00, many thanks.
PLEASE NOTE as you know we are putting on a display with Newbury Bonsai club on Sunday 1st July, Clive H will be setting up our stands on the Thursday in the hall so can you bring in your trees for consideration the more trees he has to chose from the easier it is so join in the fun? seeing how he selects the best display.
This months meeting was the Tom Taylor Trophy ( one of former members when the club was forming) where members bring in their favourite tree and then give a short speech on why they like their particular tree.