Update on Baobab as bonsai

It is that time of year again, well it might seem a bit late but we have yet to have a proper winter here in the South of England. It has been so mild that I have delayed taking my Baobab starter bonsai trees out of their pots for the winter during dormancy, as they didn’t appear to want to go dormant.

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Doug Mudd Bonsai Tables

Doug Mudd creates gorgeous bonsai tables and he will be a trader at the 2012 Swindon Winter Image Show. Doug makes delicate hand crafted wooden bonsai display tables and you will be able to see his work and perhaps treat yourself to one of his beautiful range of bonsai tables. For futher details on how he makes the bonsai tables visit his website.

Doug has offered a voucher as a raffle prize either towards a bespoke bonsai table or for a bonsai table he has already made so make sure you buy your tickets for our winter show raffle to stand a chance of winning this fantastic prize.

Presentation by Tony Tickle

So how does this Escallonia bush…

Escallonia bush before becoming a bonsai

Become this bonsai in five years?

Escallonia bush transformed into a bonsai in five years

Come along to our 10th Anniversary Swindon Winter Image Show. Tony Tickle will be doing a  presentation called ‘The BIG Escallonia: Bush to Bonsai in Five years’ a presentation to explain the process. In the meantime for anyone who is not familiar with Tony Tickle, and his amazing bonsai work visit his website at Yamadori to get a good insight before his presenation.

Dan Barton

To quite know what to say, about the man who can turn his hand to create anything from bonsai pots to wonderful works of bonsai art, you only need to know him as Dan Barton.

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Josephine Ikeda of Imari Design

A new trader at this years 10th Anniversary Winter Image Show will be Josephine Ikeda of Imari Design and she will be selling unique handmade oriental handbags, purses, accessories and clothing with a very strong Japanese cultural theme. They are all handmade from vintage Japanese Kimono and contemporary fabrics and they are beautifully designed.

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Windybank bonsai

Ken Leaver of WindyBank Bonsai will have a stand at this years forth coming 10th Anniversary Winter Image Show and he will not disappoint all those looking to expand their bonsai tree collections or even start a collection.

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Tropical bonsai trees (Indoor bonsai)

Ficus_Lodders Bonsai

Ficus microcarpa 'taiwan' (Taiwan Fig)

Within the UK, most bonsai enthusiasts keep outdoor bonsai trees and by this I mean they keep species of trees as bonsai that are acclimatised to the weather conditions of the UK. Native species of trees are frequently used as well as more hardy non native trees that make excellent bonsai specimens.

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