Sally’s shohin display contained 6 trees and an accent and five of the trees are presented on a shohin display stand. There was a Premna (Premna serratifolia), Japanese quince (Chaenomeles speciosa) Korean hornbeam (Carpinus turczaninowii), Trident maple (Acer buergerianum).
A second Trident maple (Acer buergerianum) over rock with a snowdrop (Galanthus nivalis) accent. The trees were a delight and provided a good flow and range of style.
The open weekend at Lodder Bonsai this year was again a great success with so much to see and do all weekend with the focus being everything bonsai and so much more. We had a really enjoyable time with friends in a very friendly relaxed atmosphere surrounded by bonsai trees. Throughout the weekend were bonsai demonstrations, a stunning bonsai exhibition and lots of shopping opportunities.
Grahams shohin display was a six-tree display with a Juniper (Juniper itoigawa) in a Klika pot on the top of the shohin display case and a collection of 4 broadleaf winter image shohin bonsai below.
These were a Privet (Ligustrum) in a Klika pot, a Cork Bark Chinese Elm (Ulmus parvifolia) in a Bigei pot, a Larch in an Ian Baillie pot and a Siberia Pea tree (Caragana arborescens) in a Tony Remington pot.
Set to the right hand side was a Western hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla) also in a Tony Remington pot with a snowdrop accent (Galanthus nivalis).
Solent Bonsai Club put on three tree display with a Larch group in the centre and hopefully you all spotted the snail at the back of the stand behind the Pine. Also check out the boxing hare bronze on the moss mound in a stunning pot.
Surry Heath Bonsai Society put forward a slightly different bonsai display this year combining three elements into the display. They had a shohin display along side a Blackthorn tree in flower set within a white circle frame and a chuhin display on the right hand side.
Glynderi Bonsai Club is a very well established bonsai club and they put forward an amazing collection of Larch this year for their display at Swindon Winter Image Show. It takes a lot of confidence to do a single species display but they have a great collection of different larch styles and sizes to make a very unique and interesting display.
This was following a review of insurance policies from a range of sources with a view to ensuring we are getting the most appropriate cover for our club needs. It also allows us to join in with the leading horticultural society in the UK and further represent bonsai on a national scale.
If you fancy seeing some fabulous bonsai all in one location as well as a diverse array of bonsai traders then why not go to the bonsai open weekend at Lodder Bonsai. It is on this weekend on the 9th and 10th March 2019 and everyone is welcome to visit.