Had fun at the Bonsai Traders show at Capel Manor on Sunday, some great displays of bonsai as well as a good selection of traders. It was combined with the home and garden show so it was well attended with a good atmosphere.
Monthly Archives: June 2017
We are letting people know that at our next club meeting, on 30th June, is an auction of the remaining trees of our past Solent member the late Jon Sykes.
Today we attended our yearly visit to the Milton Lilbourne Fayre, a lovely event organised by the local community. We used our new marquee which gave us room for a workshop area which the public enjoyed and they asked many questions.
What a diverse range of plants under one roof, such a collection was phenomenal to see. It was a fun show with a lot of interest in cacti and succulents from everyone who came along to the annual British Cactus and Succulent Society Show Wiltshire Branch at Melksham Assembly Halls on Saturday 24th June 2017.
Tonight was accent night and Parnham Bungalow Plants from Market Lavington came along to sell us some of their superb alpine plants. It was a fun evening with a chance to get some inspiration of existing accent plantings made by club members and buy some new alpines and succulents to make your own.
Have you ever seen a leaf cutter bee in action? Well if not check out this video of one who has set up home in a bonsai pot.
What started out 15 years ago as a new venue for Exeter bonsai societies annual show, The Pavilion on Exmouth seafront now sees societies, traders and enthusiasts from all over the South West descend on the 2nd Sunday of June each year for Bonsai South West.
The above tree won the Public Vote for the Best Tree/Display. Another great show and a relaxed catch up with bonsai buddies.
Another great workshop and a big thanks to John Armitage for this years all day Saturday workshop.