Winter show raffle prize

Dan Barton pot

Dan and Cecilia Barton have kindly offered the gorgeous pot as a raffle prize for one lucky winner at our winter show this year. I really enjoy the contrasting colours and fissured texture of this one, can’t wait to see what else he has as he will be trading at our show 😊

Club meet

The first workshop of a new year. This is the time do essential winter maintenance on bonsai. Removing non-required wire takes time. Structure pruning as an ideal time to see any less desirable branches. I guess you could call it a winter check-up.

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Christmas get-together

Winning exhibit

1st place, DM including his disco ball

Runner up exhibit

Runner up exhibit, DA Merry Christmas!

This year we decided to have another Christmas meeting, more under the pretext of getting together for some food and a chat, than a conventional meeting.

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November tree of the month

Apple

1st place, AB Malus Sieboldi

Lonicera

2nd place, RG Lonicera

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Nature as inspiration

Stourhead gardens

We enjoyed another visit to Stourhead, unofficially regarded as the National Trust’s flagship property. Made just a little more famous by Head Gardener, Alan Power annually appearing on BBC Radio 4 to describe the autumn colour. We took the long route, leaving the gardens behind and making our way through the rest of the estate and grounds finding some mature Beech avenues and woodlands, as well as some fascinating really old re-trenching Oaks.

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