Heathrow Bonsai Show 2013

HBS 2013 poster 1


Demonstrations by one of the UK’s Top Bonsai Artists —- Graham Potter

At The Barn, High Street, Harlington, Middlesex. UB3 5ER

Slide shows and Traders…………….Refreshments are available.        Entrance = Adults – £2. OAP/Children  – £1

Bonsai Forum gets a ‘NEW’ makeover

Euro Forum

A NEW look to a bonsai forum, so that it looks better, works faster and is more informative to all who take part. The European Bonsai Forum has a wonderful new look for all to enjoy.

The European Bonsai Forum was set up to discuss and promote discussion about the Native and Naturalized European trees and shrubs. The main instigator of this was Will Baddeley, who is well known for his lovely collection of trees, which have been displayed at most of the main events throughout Europe. He was one of the main Award winners at last years ‘Winter Image’ show and runs his own blog at http://wildwoodbonsai.blogspot.co.uk/. Come and try out this friendly forum that is available throughout Europe, it’s easy to register and you soon find your way around the site:-



NEW Bronze Figures for 2013


John Trott at Mendip Bonsai Studio will have samples of the NEW bronze figures at the Swindon ‘Winter Image’ show on the 24th Feb 2013. He will  be taking orders for delivery in early March or collection from him. He already has a large collection of bronzes which can be seen on his web site…http://www.mendipbonsai.co.uk/Gallery%20Bronzes.htm There are  leaf-cutter ants, crabs, tree frogs and mushrooms. Mushrooms are designed to be inserted into a piece of log

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Winter Image show – Awards

Swindon Winter Image  Show Tree Award

Previous years Award

The ‘Winter Image’ show will soon be here in less than 3 weeks. Here is a list of the Awards. The show and Main Awards are sponsored by John Pitt Bonsai CeramicsJohn Armitage will be holding a tree demo/clinic so if you have any questions or tree problems, bring them along. He will be working on some of his lovely shohin trees.

The Swindon Club will also be making the following Awards and Certificates:-

  • Best in Show
  • Various Commended Trees
  • Best Root over Rock
  • Swindon – Members trees



Surprising Nature

I posted this picture on a Bonsai forum and several members thought that they were bronze/metal toadstools that had been used. In fact, my wife collected some large fir cones and put them on the wall out in all weathers.

While wandering around the garden on a cold morning I came across this and couldn’t wait to photograph them. It is a shame that I couldn’t freeze them and then use as an accent.


Heathrow Bonsai Show

This years show is even bigger, and even more club displays. The poster has all the details for a good day out

Capel Manor Autumn show

The poster says it all, a good show within the grounds of Capel Manor College, which has some lovely gardens and woodland to walk around.


Family Fun Day – Queens Park, Swindon

At last the sun came out in Swindon and it got very warm in the afternoon, with not a cloud in the sky. This was just in time for the annual event at Queens Park, in the centre of Swindon; as part of ‘Love your Parks’ the Queens Park Committee hold a  family fun day. A small part of the show is a display of bonsai for the visitor to enjoy and discuss. The display allows newer members of the club to exhibit their trees, which is found to be less

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