Monthly Archives: May 2012

Magical Accent Show at Failands

Well it was certainly a different show. Helped by the lovely warm weather. It was a first in the UK and Europe, so was a bit of a gamble, I for one really enjoyed the day and took away so many ideas for my own collection.

Chelsea Flower Show 2012 – ‘GOLD’

Gold again at Chelsea Flower Show Рwell done Reg, Hon Club President and his team on the 5th gold medal on the trot. The display included three trees from other exhibitors on the FOBBS stand, all the other trees are from the Swindon Club.

Trident Maple over rock

Here is a brief photographic history of a Trident maple over rock (Acer buergarianum). It was originally bought as a training piece in 1996 from Ken Leaver of Windybank Bonsai and it is a combination of 5 trees fused together over the rock.

May tree of the month

This months tree of the month was won by a Scots Pine and they owner also brought in two images of the tree in its earlier stages of development to show its progress.

Wessex Show 2012

The Wessex Bonsai Society hosted yet another excellent show for 2012 and there were some great trees on display within their own members sections as well as within the open competition and also from visiting clubs, societies and traders. Wessex have a very active