July posting

Ficus This is a contribution from one of our members who has a passion for Ficus with his commentary. All these figs are still a long way off being Bonsai, unfortunately the growing season in the UK is not long enough to get the growth needed to Bonsai the figs. The light levels are not […]

June posting

The hot dry conditions of May now going into June are challenging to say the least but trees seem to be putting on good growth some acers are showing signs of leaf scorch possibly not had time to harden off the spring growth. Posting some pics of members trees in flower and my pics of […]

Flowering and thinning out

Few pics of some members trees the shohin Hawthorn is a double red variety which might explain why for its size it outperforms larger Hawthorns for number of flowers, Now is also the time to be looking at thinning deciduous trees the previous warm weeks have brought on long extension growths and will probably have […]

Air layering and thread grafting

These are some pics of an Acer Palmatum that was acquired few years ago, its main attraction then was it had a good trunk and was cheap. It was planted in the ground and basically forgotten save for clipping back any long growth for about for about four years, it was lifted in 2018 and […]

Lodder Bonsai Open Weekend 2020

A small group of members made our annual pilgrimage to Lodder Bonsai for their open weekend. This year as well as having regular traders selling pots, scrolls, sushi and Bonsai related items we were amazed at the quality of Bonsai Gerrit had been able to scource. From Shohin upwards there was so much to look […]

Swindon Winter Image Show 2020

Another year passed so quickly and we are at the 2020, hopefully it will have been a success for Swindon Bonsai club because the trees displayed both club and individual was high in number and quality. Have added gallery of pics from the show.

Pots made with Tony

The club had two meetings involving a pottery workshop with Tony Oswin. At the first meeting Tony supplied all the materials and took club members through the working of the clay, the modeling and the various effects that can be produced, members could go free hand or try a traditional shaped pot. These pots were […]

Lee Verhorevoort workshop 2019

We always enjoy a workshop with Lee not only do you get a chance to have expert advice on your own trees but just listening to his comments on other members trees you learn so much. Most of us have learned that if your tree requires wiring do it before the workshop and as Lee […]