Moss moss moss

Moss on wall

I couldn’t resist sharing a few photos from a walk I took the other day – the moss was growing in abundance on an old wall. I really admired the different types of moss and the way it was literally oozing off the top of the wall onto the lane below where it continued growing and taking over.

Chrissie Leigh-Walker

Chrissie Leigh-Walker

Chrissie has been working on Bonsai on a professional basis since purchasing Bushukan Bonsai Nursery in Essex back in 2001. She has exhibited at the RHS Shows since then and up until 2010, when she decided that it was enough and things are difficult, as she worked on her own. Not only building and designing her stands, but, maintaining her trees of which she has well over 2 hundred in her collection with her husband Joe.

Not only has she had 9 consecutive Gold medals but a Chelsea Flower Show Gold in 2009. Her aim during her Bonsai life is to help others understand the Art of Bonsai.

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November tree of the month

Korean Hornbeam

1st place – SM, Korean Hornbeam


2nd place – MP, European or common Yew

Japanese maple

3rd place – GS, Japanese Maple


Confirmed visiting Clubs and Societies to our Winter Show in 2013

Wirral Bonsai Society

We can now confirm the visiting Bonsai Clubs and Societies for our 11th Winter Image show and they are:-

  • Swindon & District Bonsai Society
  • Artistic Bonsai Circle
  • Ashfield Bonsai Club
  • Cotswold Bonsai Society
  • Classical Bonsai Circle
  • Dragon Bonsai Society
  • Newbury & District Bonsai Society
  • New Dawn Bonsai
  • Phoenix Bonsai Group
  • Solent Bonsai Society
  • Sussex  Bonsai Group
  • The Splinter Group
  • Warminster Bonsai Club
  • Wirral Bonsai Society
  • Wessex Bonsai Society
  • British Shohin Association
We look forward to seeing you all on Sunday 24th February 2013 and admiring your displays.

Bonsai in Wales

Bonsai in Wales

It seemed well attended throughout the day at Bonsai in Wales this year, held in the Orangery within the beautiful gardens of Tredegar House, Newport. There was a good dose of Yew and Hawthorn on display and Kevin Wilson was demonstrating on a very large piece of yamadori.

August tree of the month

Maple Ginkgo Biloba Hornbeam

1st place DH with a Maple

2nd place AW with Gingko

3rd place SM with Hornbeam

Salisbury Show

Salisbury Bonsai Best Tree In Show

Pictures taken at Salisbury Bonsai Society’s show at the Salisbury Auction Centre. Demonstrations with Peter Chan, John Trott and Manuel Gonzales. Additional traders included Brian Mackichan and Gordon Duffett. I’m pleased to announce Swindon took the best display in show title.

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‘t Veerle show 2012

't Veerle show 2012

If you like your Azaleas or Pines then you should have been here, there was also an inspiring display on show in the Bonsai museum, ‘t Veerle Bonsai Centre, Belgium. The trees were incredible and coupled with some top quality Koi fish on display this was a great weekend. Rene Lococq had a stand selling some of his eye-catching pots alongside a new talent competition.

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Wessex Show 2012

Wessex Show 2012

The Wessex Bonsai Society hosted yet another excellent show for 2012 and there were some great trees on display within their own members sections as well as within the open competition and also from visiting clubs, societies and traders. Wessex have a very active

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