Following on from the clubs all day workshop with David from Walsall Studio Ceramics back in September.
Monthly Archives: November 2015
Coral spot (Nectria cinnabarina) is a fungus with a coral pink pinhead pustules or very small browish red pin heads. It bursts through the bark on dead and dying stems or twigs. It enters the wood through old pruning wounds and can be transferred from pruning tools. It causes the death of individual branches and… Read more »
In preparation for the Swindon Winter Show 2016 we will be posting a series of posts on the traders who will be attending the show and the first profile is of Stone Monkey Ceramics and Andrew Prett-Pearson.
This was a collection of bonsai that kept inspiring, because in addition to a stunning massive collection of the finest Pinus massoniana there was a wide variety of other tree species on display as bonsai too including Giant Redwoods! This collection was in the Daliang County of Shunde in China in a place called Pinsongqiu,… Read more »
Carmona microphylla is a common species used for indoor or otherwise tropical bonsai in the UK and is one species many people starting the bonsai hobby have once owned or even still own. It is commonly called the Fukien tea tree.
Hopefully all your bonsai trees are now being protected for the winter and here is a quick generic guide to bonsai in November as the colder weather has now arrived in the UK.
Here are a few more images from the Pine Garden ‘Pinsongqiu’ in China but focusing on the Figs that formed part of the stunning collection of Bonsai trees on display. The brick work pots were incredible and fascinating and a great way to showcase the roots of the figs to their advantage.
This weekend was the Saturday workshop with Lee Verhorevoort from Lee Verhorevoort Bonsai and this was an ideal opportunity for all club members to get professional advice from Lee and get pruning and style tips and guidance on your own bonsai trees. Lee spent the entire day working around the room on everyone’s bonsai trees. He spent time… Read more »
Bombax ceiba, 木棉 mu mian are trees that reach around 25 m in height. They are tall with buttressed trunks and usually very spiny on young trees. The bark is tray-white and the branches are spreading. The leaves are large and oblong but narrow. The flowers appear in March and April and are solitary, petals usually red, sometimes orange-red. Seeds… Read more »