Another great event, lots of very good quality bonsai trees for sale from a wide range of bonsai traders who were also selling tools, accessories and some fabulous pots. It was a very good opportunity to catch up with other bonsai enthusiasts and share ideas and also stock up on some new trees and in… Read more »
Monthly Archives: June 2012
Some of our club members have a wide range of other hobbies beyond Bonsai. One member in particular had a great weekend at the British Cactus and Succulent Society (Wiltshire Branch) Annual Show in Melksham where he won Best Succulent in Show as well as a range of other classes.
This evening the club held a photographic night to learn more about the art of photographing their own and other bonsai trees. Mark Cooper gave an overview on the general rules and guidelines on how to achieve good results and a general discussion followed on types of cameras, the use of additional light and flashes… Read more »
There were four trees entered into tree of the month and the winning tree was a fabulous Siberian Elm.
Here is the Pine tree prior to being worked on by Abe Kenichi at t’Veerle Japanese Bonsai Centre in Belgium. The initial discussion on the Pine during the start of the workshop was firstly carrying out an assessment of the tree prior to working on it and deciding on the front, and in the photograph… Read more »
The S. Azalea he was working on had been pruned incorrectly historically; it appeared that it had only been worked on by tip pruning to maintain the overall aesthetic shape. Therefore the pads were not very healthy, they had lots of dead branches in the interior of them and lacked the structure required to maintain… Read more »
If you like your Azaleas or Pines then you should have been here, there was also an inspiring display on show in the Bonsai museum, ‘t Veerle Bonsai Centre, Belgium. The trees were incredible and coupled with some top quality Koi fish on display this was a great weekend. Rene Lococq had a stand selling some… Read more »
Here is a brief photographic guide to a Chamaecyparis lawsoniana as a bonsai which was exhibited this year at Chelsea Flower Show.