Marcus Watts

Marcus Watts

Marcus Watts, lives in Cornwall and bought his first bonsai 22 years ago and has been enjoying the hobby ever since. He prefers working with larger trees and now maintains a smaller collection of mostly Japanese bonsai. He likes to refine and finish trees, so spend a lot of time wiring ! Next year he will be representing the UK in the European final

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Mike Jones

Mike Jones

Mike Jones has been interested in Bonsai Trees since the early 1980’s. If not for that small ‘extra’ Christmas present of a ‘grow your own bonsai seed kit,’ he may not have been so passionate about the hobby, as indeed he has – and still is!

From that humble seed kit to today – he has seen many changes within the hobby.

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John Trott

John Trott - Mendip bonsai

John Trott started bonsai in 1969, lecturing since 1986 and went semi-professional in 1994 when he first started exhibiting at horticultural shows and set up the Mendip Bonsai Studio. He then went full time professional in 1999, and set up the educational side of the business to become one of the leading workshops to learn about bonsai in the country for beginners, and experienced people alike. He now offers over 35 workshops a year and

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Simon Temblett

Simon Temblett

Simon Temblett has been growing bonsai for almost thirty years but has never purchased a bonsai tree. All of his trees have been entirely developed by his own hand, most from simple material such as seeds, cuttings, nursery stock or garden finds and a few from collected material. Bonsai for him is more of a process than product, working on the premise that any material can be made into great bonsai. He suggests it is simply a matter of finding

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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

Yew

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.