The auction is really hotting up here at Dragon Bonsai in Wales. A great chance to pick up all sorts of stuff. There is quite a buzz in the air as some great trees have come up for sale and mini bidding wars have commenced – but in an amicable way and ably handled by Chris Thomas, an auctioneer extraordinaire. There is over two hundred and fifty lots to go through and despite the blazing sunshine in the afternoon the bidding will probably continue into the late hours of the day. Even John Pitt is here getting stuck in. It was a car boot first thing and then the auction with some of Simon Temblett’s early bonsai creations up for grabs and some people are really getting bargains here. Thanks to Chris and the gang for making us feel welcome.