Our December meetings are centred around a social and nibbles — a chance to reflect on the last and discuss the year ahead. The winner was presented this evening with our raffled Mugo Pine, donated by the family of Ann Freeman. £340 was raised, the proceeds going to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

A huge thank you to David Cheshire who visited us from his nursery near Coventry. David kindly added two very nice items for us to also raffle, a cultivar Pinus thunbergii ‘kotobuki’ (Japanese black pine tree) and a Japanese root sickle. He also offered a Christmas sales table offering a shopping opportunity appreciated by all.

Meanwhile, tree of the month wasn’t a competition but members were invited to decorate their bonsai in the Christmas theme.

Always developing.