This month was a very well attended competition with 11 entries and the winner was Malcolm in 1st place with his Japanese Maple followed by Chris J with his Chinese Juniper and Tony Oswin with his White Pine in joint 2nd place and Amelia with her Japanese Forsythia in 3rd place.
As you will have read several of our members had visited Lodders previously, a fortunate few more of us joined up with Salisbury Bonsai Society who have made this an annual trip for the past few years. Continue reading “Lodder Bonsai and Hoka-en Bonsai Studio Part 2”
This month was a well attended tree of the month competition and the winning tree was Tony’s Hawthorn. Second place went to Bob for his English Oak and accent and third place went to Sandra for her Deshojo Maple. Continue reading “Tree of the month for February”
Sandra and I popped down to the Wessex Bonsai Society winter image show held at the Kinson Community Centre on Sunday 12th Feb, this is a regular trip for us as the people are always friendly and the trees are always of interest plus two of our members are also members of their society. Continue reading “Visit to Wessex Bonsai Society winter image show”
The first contingent of the trip to Lodder Bonsai (Hoka-en Bonsai Studio) in Holland, has returned. Derek Amelia, Ross and myself, visited this nursery on 7th and 8th February and had a fantastic time. Although we have been visiting for some years now, it never fails to impress and give us some very difficult choices from the huge selection of indoor and outdoor trees, pots and other bonsai equipment. Continue reading “Lodder Bonsai and Hoka-en Bonsai Studio”
The Swindon Show by Clive Harber-show manager
This years AGM was of mixed feelings for me as Adrian was standing down as our chairman due to moving further away, as Sandra said when we joined the club it had very humble beginnings, if we had eight members for a meeting we thought we where doing well
January got off to a good start with “Winter Silhouette” tree of the month.
The following members bought trees in for the competition. Derek, Sally, Amelia, Ross, Chris, Sandra And Clive H.
Results are as follows: First Clive H and Joint second were Amelia, Ross And Chris. No other places were recorded.