This year there were a range of different trees on the Federation of British Bonsai display and the public were keen to ask many questions about the hobby of bonsai and the trees throughout the day. Continue reading
Have you seen Mark Follons fissured pots? I came across these pots recently on the British Cactus and Succulent Society (BCSS) Facebook page, and they are stunning. So much fun in such a pot, which is very versatile in use for all plants. Thinking about getting one or two for bonsai accents or may be even for use with a mame or shohin tree. Continue reading
Have you seen an Ancient tree or veteran tree recently, well if not have a closer look at bonsai trees, as many of these are like miniature replicas of ancient and veteran trees in nature. If you are a fan of old trees then join in the Ancient tree hunt and help get these fantastic trees recorded. If you want to know where to find and visit ancient trees visit the woodland trust website for maps and more details and this is a great way to get inspiration for your bonsai too. You can also go on the Ancient tree forum for further guidance and advice on ancient trees and to get involved with protecting them as well. Here are a few pictures of bonsai trees and ancient trees to hopefully inspire you and get out into the countryside and meet them. Continue reading
For a conifer overload visit Swanborough Conifers in Woodborough near Pewsey. Mark Harvey runs specialist conifer tree nursery where you will be enraptured by the range of varieties of conifer available to buy which Mark has carefully grafted and grown on himself. The nursery is open on a Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm but it is advisable to phone before visiting and it is well worth a visit. Continue reading
Sale of trees at Woodbury Salerton Village Hall, near Exeter on Sunday 14th May.
Viewing from 10:00. Auction sale from 2 pm. Bring a pen. Continue reading