October meeting 2023

October can be an in between month with many trees still in full leaf but slowing down and just showing the hint of autumn tints on some, so general maintaining checking wiring some pruning but really waiting for the leaves to drop so that autumn repotting can take place.

Nevertheless a busy meeting especially with Amelia continuing her Penjing plantings which are proving popular amongst the members, and Gary bringing in a large heavy lump of rock which has some very interesting holes in for ideas on planting it up.

This is a very interesting piece of rock and will need consider selection of what trees are used but hopefully we can follow its development over the coming years ( good luck on Gary bringing it in on club nights then )


September meeting 2023

Busy meeting several members removing wire from trees now hopefully set for the future, I have a Larch that has required wiring three times now over the years as it resolutely refuses to stay in the style I want it now it’s a battle of wills.

Amelia was working on some amusing penjing and no I don’t think I resemble Yoda I shaved off my moustache several years ago.


1st Geoff Hoo Scots Pine, 2nd Geoff Hob Acer Palmatum, 3rd Clive H Silver Birch.

Corsley Fayre 2023

Saturday 2nd September we set up our club display at the Corsley Fayre which is the second year we have attended after it was stopped due to covid.

Restarting this has meant it is smaller than pre covid but we have noticed it is gaining popularity and was well attended no doubt helped by the fine weather.

We were in the horticultural marquee sharing a side with Derek who had his stand for the Wiltshire section of the Cacti and Succulent Society which complements both displays unfortunately only have one picture of Derek’s stand.

Lots of interest shown many questions asked and a very enjoyable day as it is also our last display for this year.

Corsley Fayre 2023

Saturday 2nd September we will be putting on a club display at the Corsley Fayre in the horticulture marquee, we put on a display last year and found it to be a very friendly show with many local people attending.

The Wiltshire branch of the Cacti and Succulent Society will also have a display and sales table.

Take a look at their website to see what is happening on the day.


Market Lavington Vintage Meet

This Saturday 15th July we will be putting on a club Bonsai display if you are attending the show come along and say hello, on Sunday we will not be there but Derek will be putting on a display of Cacti and Succulents to promote the Wiltshire Society.

See poster attached.