RHS Master Grower John Trott

John Trott of Mendip Bonsai Studio – RHS Master Grower 2019

John Trott of Mendip Bonsai Studio has been recognised as a Master Grower by the Royal Horticultural Society in 2019 and had an amazing bonsai stand and display at this years RHS Malvern Spring Show in the Floral marquee. 

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Cacti and Succulent Show Wiltshire Branch

Once again the Wiltshire Branch of the British Cactus and Succulent Society (BCSS) will be holding their annual show on the Saturday 15th June 2019 at the Melksham Assembly Hall, The Market Place, Melksham. SN12 6ES.   The show opens at 11am until 3.30pm and it is £1 entry. We have been holding our show in Melksham for 6 years now and this has proved a wonderful venue with adequate space for all competitors plants.

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Erin bonsai pot experience

You can buy with confidence on line from Erin Bonsai pots as they are experts in packaging up your pots to send through the post. It is one of the best experiences when I have ordered bonsai pots on line from Erin Bonsai. The reason being is when the parcel arrives it takes you about twenty minutes to open it building up the anticipation of the final reveal of your newly acquired bonsai pots. Each pot is individually wrapped within a larger parcel which has at least two layers of protection.

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Tony Oswin club member display

Tony Oswin’s first display at the Swindon Winter Image Show 2019 as a club member

Tony presented an English hornbeam (Carpinus betulus), which was collected 5 years ago, and it was in a Troll pot. Set alongside an accent also within a dragon Troll pot made by Tony.

Terry Adams club member displays

White Pine displayed by Terry Adams at this years Swindon Winter Image Bonsai Show

Terry had a series of trees in this years Winter Image Show including a White Pine (Pinus parviflora Zuisho) which was imported in 2007 and in a Chinese pot and Terry has owned and developed this tree for 11 years. 

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Clive Knight club member display

Clive Knights Korean hornbeam on display at Swindon Winter Image Bonsai Show 2019

Clive who is a more recent member of Swindon and also the Chairman of Warminster Bonsai put on a display with his Korean Hornbeam (Carpinus
turczaninowii) which he has been developing for the past year. It was in a Japanese pot, accompanied by a scroll and accent.

Reg Bolton club member display

English Elm owned and displayed by Reg Bolton at Swindon 2019

This year Reg had two trees on display; they were an English Elm (Ulmus procera) which he collected 21 years ago and in a Walsall ceramics pot. The density of the fine branches provides a very highly ramified crown which Reg has worked hard to develop through time and technique. It is great to see an English Elm as a bonsai looking very natural in form. It originates in creation by Reg following from the time when Dutch Elm disease caused the loss of so many majestic Elm trees from our countryside.

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Lee Verhorevoort new bonsai for 2019

Today was the first day for everyone to have an opportunity to view and buy the new bonsai stock that Lee has bought in from Japan for 2019 after being through quarantine plus rigorous testing and checks by the plant health governing authorities for the past few weeks / months.

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Clive Harber club member display

Clive Harber exhibiting at Swindon 2019 Winter Image Show

Clive was exhibiting his Korean Hornbeam (Carpinus turczaninowii) this year at the show as a club member of Swindon. He has owned this tree since 2007 and it was originally bought from a bonsai trader and is now in a Japanese pot.

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Paul Bowerbank club member display

Paul Bowerbank’s Chinese Elm at this years Swindon Winter Image Bonsai Show

Paul displayed a Chinese Elm (Ulmus parvifolia), which was just starting to show the fresh green shoots of spring. It was complimented by an accent of a Davallia fern or deersfoot, hare’s foot or rabbits foot fern.

Davallia accent