We love taking about the weather here in the UK, it is practically a national pastime. I am going to elaborate a little into bonsai, I think it is important to talk about failures, as well as successes. Hopefully we can learn from these experiences and improve. A really important part of bonsai culture is observation. But sometimes things are beyond control. I have always had a thing for Prunus mume, Japanese Apricot or Ume.
David Cheshire AKA Bonsaidave joined us for the evening of show preparation. He provided loads of much needed supplies, advice and a van full of Akadama. We really appreciated him visiting and coming along to our club night so, thank you Dave.👍🏻
Tree of the month takes on a different theme for December in Swindon. The points this month don’t count towards the competitor’s league status; but this doesn’t seem to dampen the competition in any way.
The brief (as last year) was to decorate a bonsai with a Christmas theme. Winner gets a prize.
Thanks to the support of other bonsai enthusiasts, I am now able to explore the endless possibilities offered by clay. It is a material that doesn’t follow the same rules as other three dimensional materials.
Parting with a piece that I’ve obsessed over is strange, but no matter how good a bonsai pot is, it needs to be perfectly paired with the right tree, in order to fulfil its purpose.
Fun, friendly, full on and fantastic describe this years 9th Heathrow Show, it was excellent again and great to be a part of. There were so many different species of trees, shapes, sizes and styles to suit everyones tastes and provide a whole day of bonsai tree gazing. Having such diversity also meant lots of great bonsai discussions to be had. As usual this was the place to be to not only see bonsai but also to buy bonsai as well given the array of bonsai accessories, everything you could ever need or want under one roof.