Spend an afternoon in the sun, [it’s been booked] wandering around a lovely Cotswold village while viewing a number of gardens, then maybe some home made cakes or a cream tea to energize you ready for all the plant sales. There is a marquee with a display of bonsai.
Our club member Dianne, who we lost to cancer last year…….. https://swindon-bonsai.co.uk/2021/11/17/in-memory-of-dianne-bradshaw/ She had made up a load of bulb envelopes to be distributed at her funeral to guests, so they could plant them in her memory. Ours is now open and is a lovely peach and cream colour, thought you would all enjoy seeing it and just take a moment to think about her.
STOLEN BONSAI ALERT!!I Owner woke up today to find that 4 of his bonsai had been stolen in the night. Trident maple, 40cm high. Crab apple, 70cm high. Field elm, 79cm high. Privet, 25vm high. Please keep a look out at car boot sales etc. and get in touch if you have any information, I’m in East Berkshire.
It was a busy January meeting with a number of new members, which is always good to see. The tree of the month was won by RG with his lovely Siberian Elm. 2nd was a maple by AB and 3rd was a cotoneaster by MB.
An excellent Christmas meeting, decorated trees, traders and some nibbles… What more could you want, oh yes members having a good chat and enjoying the evening.
It is with sadness that I have to inform everyone that Dianne peacefully passed away Monday morning [15th Nov] with her relatives and close friends present.
Dianne has been a club member for sometime and many will know her from local shows and her passion for any tree with a bit of colour on it, no matter it’s shape.
Back in August she was suffering with acute pain and they eventually found a cancerous lump on her pancreas, which was inoperable, but typical Dianne she didn’t want any fuss.
I believe that the funeral will be held at the Memorial Woodlands, Earthcott Green, Near Thornbury, BS35 3TA….
Funeral is at 1015 hours on Thursday the 2nd December 2021 until 1245, a celebrant then private cremation. If you want to attend let me know for catering.
I know that for the last few months she has been in acute pain, which they had difficulty controlling and now she is at peace.
Dan Barton a revered and experienced bonsai artist has decided to offer his collection, stands and poly tunnel for sale as a job lot. Some of these are large mature trees. Anyone interested can contact the Swindon club via the contact page and we will put you in touch with Dan.
If you are looking for that special tree, he is open to offers on his individual trees.