Monthly Archives: January 2014

Vine weevil (Otiorhynchus sulcatus)

During the re-potting season, it is an ideal opportunity to check the health of your bonsai tree roots and soil conditions. At the same time be on the look out for these little blighters who can have a fairly deviating impact on your tree roots, if they are allowed. If you find these little white… Read more »

Colourful Cornus bonsai

In Winter the stunning new vibrant shoots of the Cornus or commonly known Dogwood shrub can brighten up your day as they are just radiant. They come in a range of colours and for fun I have created my very own rainbow bonsai group using Cornus alba ‘Sibirica’ (Red), Cornus sang ‘Winter beauty’ (Orange), Cornus… Read more »

Bonsai Tree Sale

Alan Harriman is selling his bonsai collection so for more details contact Alan via e-mail: alan.harriman1@btinternet. He can also provide further details about any of the trees shown in the photographs. Offers for individual trees can be made by e-mail to Alan or at the Open Days of March 22nd and 23rd 2014.

Bonsai Tree houses

Takanori Aiba is an amazing artist who designs and creates some magnificent tiny structures and buildings on rock with bonsai trees.

The Hobbit as inspiration

Bonsai artists get their inspiration from all sorts of places and this bonsai artist Chris Guise, has re-created Bilbo baggins house Bag End using a Chinese Elm, ingenious or what!

Show preparation

This week, we’ve been designing displays for our upcoming winter show. Setting trees up in this way really makes you take note of the good points, but also the areas for improvement.

January tree of the month

Tree of the month was one of the closest we have had, not just in terms of tree as most were shohin sized, but also in points awarded. 

Noelanders XV

Its the Noelanders Trophy next weekend, the 18th & 19th January, arguably the biggest biggest deal in the european bonsai calendar, we recommend you get there if you can.