January tree of the month

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1st place – AW, Zelkova

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2nd place – DM, Cotoneaster

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3rd place – MP, Japanese Maple

Tree of the month was one of the closest we have had, not just in terms of tree as most were shohin sized, but also in points awarded. 

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Noelanders XV

Noelanders Trophy 2014

Its the Noelanders Trophy next weekend, the 18th & 19th January, arguably the biggest biggest deal in the european bonsai calendar, we recommend you get there if you can.

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Confirmed for our Winter Show

Individuals

  • John Pitt
  • Ian Stewardson
  • Tony Tickle
  • Graham Simpson
  • Simon Temblett
  • Martin Shepherd
  • Dave Jackson
  • Steve Tolley
  • Paul Eslinger

Groups

  • Classical Bonsai Circle
  • Artistic Bonsai
  • Ashfield
  • Dragon
  • Newbury
  • New Dawn
  • Phoenix
  • Solent
  • Splinter Group
  • Warminster
  • Wirral
  • Wessex
  • South Staffs
  • Sussex
  • Shohin Association

Traders

  • John Pitt
  • Windybank
  • Dave Jones
  • Dai-ichi
  • Paul Goff
  • Chris Thomas
  • John Trott
  • Dan Barton
  • David Sampson
  • Adrian Long

Further details can be found our Winter Show page

Wiring workshop

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Wiring was the theme for this months workshop for our members. Some like it, some loath it. The process can be fiddly and time consuming but learning to do it well can help bring a better structure and a precisely defined look to your trees.

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RHS Wisley

RHS Wisley Bonsai Walk

We decided to revisit the gardens at RHS Wisley today, the Glasshouse has an exceptional quantity and variety of plants. Also, we were surprised to see the Bonsai garden has been rebuilt, sponsored by Dawn and Peter Chan of Herons Bonsai. The layout is now much simpler, with paving stones, gravel and a few japanese garden accoutrements in the mix. You will have to excuse the poor quality of photography due to the overwhelming amount of precipitation we recieved.

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