Bonsai World 2011

Bonsai World 2011

All credit to Sussex Bonsai Society, this was a good size show, enough to fulfill the appetite of even the most discerning enthusiast.

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BonsaiTechno

http://www.bonsai-techo.jp/

We recently received an email from Bonsai Techno, based out of Tokyo looking to expand their network. They are mostly concerned with constructing modern bonsai. Having looked at the site I could not simply leave it at placing a URL on our Links page as the site is both beautifully crafted and contains some fantastic articles on making mini bonsai. I particularly enjoyed ‘How to make mini bonsai beech’ and ‘How to make a moss garden’

You’ll find them at http://www.bonsai-techo.jp/ 

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July Tree of the Month

1st place: Musk Maple 'Premna Microphylla' BB

1st place: Musk Maple 'Premna Microphylla' BB

A change from the usual format, Tree of the Month has been separated from Malcolm Hughe’s talk for your special delectation. Enjoy

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John Armitage workshop

John Armitage

John Armitage is somewhat of a celebrity in the bonsai world and quite rightly so, his advice is always carefully considered and well placed. The club has had a few workshops with John, the reason we keep having them is because the club always gets a lot out of them and this time was no exception.

The highlight of today for me was

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June 2011 club night

June 2011 Club Night

We had a change in programme tonight from the scheduled event, Malcolm Hughes, now postponed to next month, brought July’s workshop early and we quickly got down to business. The evening consisted mostly of pruning, tea and medals (Chelsea gold) stopping for the Tree of Month competition.

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Exmouth show June 2011

Chris Thomas Exmouth Show 2011

Despite the wet weather, it was well worth making the journey down to Exmouth today for the reward of seeing yet again some high class bonsai trees being displayed to their

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Niwaki! Pine Workshop part I

Pine tree prior to candle pruning

Pine tree prior to candle pruning

Recently Amelia and I joined Jake Hobson, acclaimed author of ‘Niwaki’ for the part one workshop on two-needled pines. The workshops comprised of two days, one in spring the other in autumn, are focused on pine maintenance. This spring workshop looked essentially

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