Pine styling demonstration at ‘t Veerle by Abe Kenichi

Here is the Pine tree prior to being worked on by Abe Kenichi at t’Veerle Japanese Bonsai Centre in Belgium. The initial discussion on the Pine during the start of the workshop was firstly carrying out an assessment of the tree prior to working on it and deciding on the front, and in the photograph above, the tree was being showed from a back view, while the image within the photograph was considered the front view.

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Update on club trees Trident Maple

Here is a brief update on the progress of one of the three club trees that were purchased back in April 2011. The Trident Maple has just been repotted successfully but it is currently still struggling with its health and has limited signs of bud swelling although buds are present. The reason for this however was ascertained during the recent club night when Reg brought the tree in for some initial pruning though.

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John Pitt, our show sponsor

This year our Winter Image Show was sponsored by John Pitt and he also put on a stunning display at the show too of three of his amazing Blackthorns (Prunus spinosa). They are all crafted from collected material (Yamadori) from various mountainous regions of Wales and he collected them around 18 years ago and the ramification he has achieved on them is exquisite.

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Accents @ our show

Winning accent by Ian Warhurst of Wirral Bonsai Society

There were a range of fabulous accents on display at our show and here is a brief gallery showing some of them that I captured on the day…

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Shohin and Mame up close

The following collection of images were all taken at our Winter Image Show and are the individual elements of the superb Shohin and Mame displays. I have tried to include at least one tree or more from each display so  you can see the trees up close and personal and they are in no particular order.

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Visiting Clubs and Societies to our show

Here are details of the visiting clubs and societies that attend our winter image show…

Artistic Bonsai Circle

Artistic Bonsai Circle

  • Cryptomeria japonica (Japanese Cedar)
  • Zelkova serrata (Japanese Zelkova)
  • Ulmus parvifolia ‘Corticosa’ (Cork Bark Elm)
  • Potentilla spp.
  • Chaenomeles japonica ‘Chojubai’ (Japanese Qunice)
  • Juniperus chinensis  (Chinese Juniper)
  • Acer palmatum ‘Deshojo’ (Deshojo Maple)

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Videos of our show

Here are links to two short videos that have been uploaded to youtube that show a brief tour of some of the trees that were on display at our 10th Anniversary Winter Image Show, hope you enjoyed the show for all those who visited it and hope those that didn’t can get a flavour from the video clips.
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Shohin and Mame @ our show

This year there was a new exhibit at our show and it was the Shohin and Mame displays in association with the British Shohin Association. There were some great trees on display and the winner for the Best Mame display went to Bob Bailey of Swindon & District Bonsai Society, while the Best Shohin display went to Mark and Ritta Cooper.

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