As Sandra has mentioned Chris Thomas chairman of Dragon Bonsai had organised a two day event called Bonsai the Celtic way, this was a new concept with a series of speakers on Bonsai their way. Continue reading “Dragon Bonsai March visit”
Our last meeting was a general repotting workshop & it was good to see so many of you have brought in trees to do & also members helping others which is always the way we hoped the club would go. Continue reading “Sandra’s corner March meeting”
This months meeting was well attended with majority of members bringing in trees to repot and their was a good buzz.
One of our members wanted to have some thread grafts put on her tree no one had a drill but Tom went home and brought said drill in and I see Malcolm demonstrating how to put a graft through the tree, what was more encouraging was to see Audrey having a go herself.
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”