Our November meeting kicked off with Amelia giving a short talk on winter protection. This is a hot topic if you’ll pardon the turn of phrase, the long hot summer coupled with a period of extremely cold weather has led to many experienced UK bonsai enthusiasts having trees that didn’t recover through the following spring.
There is lots of autumn colour out there and should make the next ”Tree of the Month” at the November meeting very interesting.
Early this year  this little pyracantha leafed out and then they just died off and I thought that I had lost it.
Everything and anything bonsai-related was available for sale at the Heathrow show, and a vast diversity of bonsai traders were present selling bonsai trees of all types from yamadori and starter trees through to well-developed bonsai. There were also bonsai stands, tools, equipment, pots, bronzes, soils, fertilisers and treatments, scrolls, tags and so much more.
This year we had a club display at the Heathrow Show and thanks to Paul, Terry and Paul for preparing and setting up the Swindon Club display which looked very good.
Sunday 1st October 2023 is the UK Bonsai Association’s 12 Heathrow Bonsai Show from 10:00 – 16:00
There will be 38 clubs displaying and 42 traders trading. Maybe a partridge in a pear tree. Admission is £8, and accompanied under 16s are free.
Bracknell Leisure Centre, Bagshot Road, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 9SE
Lee ran another workshop with us this weekend. Let us just say there was a lot of pruning going on. Lee always works at an impressive rate and everyone gets a lot out of these workshops.
This evening we held a problem trees and critique evening. Members were invited to bring in material they have but are unsure in what direction to take it.