Andy displayed a stunning collection of six shohin trees, five within a shohin display stand and a Juniper set off to the left with an accent. All the trees in the display were excellent quality and the range of species provided a good level of interest and diversity. A well deserved award for Best Shohin display Andy.
Thank you once again to our Show Sponsor John Pitt who has supported our show for many years as a trader, exhibitor and sponsor. He also is always on hand for the set up and an active support on the day presenting the awards.
This year he was however on the receiving end of the awards and scoped none other than 4 awards for Best Overall Display in the show, Best Evergreen tree, Best Tree / Pot combination and also Best Accent, so many congratulations.
A new exhibitor for this year was Adrian with his yamadori Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris). It was in a pot made by Erin pots and he has owned it for 5 years now. It was accompanied by a yamadori Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa) in a pot made by Tony Oswin of Troll pots and he has owned it for 20 years.
Martin this year exhibited a Deshojo maple (Acer palmatum ‘deshojo’) in a tokonoma pot, which he has owned and developed for the past 10 years after it was imported from Japan.
It was a really privilege to see Ritta’s mame display, such compact, well developed trees displayed so well and to such a high standard.
The whole display had a natural balance and harmony and each tree was able to shine as well as compliment the whole display. Definitely an award winning display and well deserved Ritta.
The 6 tree display composition consisted of a Juniperus chinensis “Itoigawa”, Ligustrum obtusifolium, Pinus thunbergii, Ulmus parvifolia, Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Sekka” and a Trachelospermum asiaticum.
John set up a Kifu display that included a Chinese Juniper (Juniperus chinensis itoigawa). It originated from Japan and was in a Walsall pot and he has owned it for 11 years.
As part of the same display he had a Spindle (Euonymus spp.) also from Japan in a Housen pot.
Thank you again to all the bonsai traders who came to this years Swindon Winter Image Show, it was a great day we thank you for all your support and look forward to seeing you again next year on Sunday 23rd February 2020.
· David Jones of Walsall Studio Ceramics
· Lee Verhorevoort Bonsai
· John Trott of Mendip Bonsai Studios
· Chris Thomas
· Corin Tomlinson Greenwood Bonsai Studio
· Dan Butler of Wood & Clay
· Tony Remington Studio
· Dan Barton of Esoteric Pots
· David Sampson of Fine Japanese Suiseki
· Gordon Duffett
· Simon Haddon of Suteki
· Mark Kennerley of Green Dragon Bonsai
· Graham Simpson of Dragonfly Bonsai pots
Mark and Ritta have some stunning trees and this year they did not disappoint with the two main exhibition trees they displayed.
The first was a Mountain Maple (Acer palmatum) from Japan that they have owned for 5 years now since 2014. It was in a Tokoname Shuho pot and had the most magnificent ramification. This tree also won best chuhin in the main competition.
The second tree was an Ezo Spruce (Picea jezoensis) also originating from Japan in a Gyozan pot, which they have owned for 6 years now since 2012 and a superb tree, displayed in style.
Mo presented a Japanese larch group (Larix kaempferi) which was constructed in around 1990 and is in a John Pitt pot and has been in Mo’s ownership for 8 years.
It is with thanks that I write this post to everyone who donated a raffle prize for our Swindon Winter Image Show 2019. Congratulations to everyone who won one of the 32 prizes and who bought raffle tickets. The prizes on offer were superb from bonsai trees to hand made bonsai pots, a group wire tree set, tools, sundries and so much more, thank you again.
Raffle prize donations from:
- Gerrit Lodder of Hoka-en bonsai Studio and Lodder Bonsai Bv
- Mr & Mrs Holt
- Andy Pearson of Stone Monkey Ceramics
- Dan Barton of Esoteric pots
- Vic Harris of Erin bonsai
- Lee Verhorevoort of LV Bonsai
- Mark Kennerley of Green Dragon
- Tony Remington
- Tony Oswin of Troll pots
- Simon Haddon of Suteki
- David Sampson of Fine Japanese Suiseki
- Daniel Butler of Wood and Clay
- Swindon Bonsai Club