Lexus UX hybrid launch

We are super-excited to have been invited to a prestigious local event. Fish Brothers Swindon are holding a Japanese themed entertainment evening of drinks, sushi and other festivities on Thursday 28th March at 7.30pm. Lexus are launching a new vehicle and we’ve been asked along to display our bonsai also including:

  • Hop Kettle Brewery
  • Light Mapping display
  • Charity raffle – supporting Brighter Futures
  • Twilight trees

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Commemorative pot on behalf of the British Legion

This unique pot was made by Stone Monkey and I am sure that everyone will want to own it. This special commemorative pot for Armistice Day will be travelling with him at each of the bonsai shows that he will be attending this year. He will be selling raffle tickets at £3 each and all monies received will be donated to the Royal British Legion. Stone Monkey will be trading at our show this Sunday and the raffle will then be drawn later on in the year at Heathrow Bonsai Show on the 20th of October 2019.

Lodder Bonsai raffle prizes

Branch splitters
Branch splitters

Gerrit Lodder has kindly supplied prizes for the raffle at our annual show next weekend. They have supported our endeavours for a number of years now and have provided some great prizes, so turn up and buy a ticket. Then you’ll be in with a chance of winning one of these fantastic prizes.

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Unpredictable flowering

We love taking about the weather here in the UK, it is practically a national pastime. I am going to elaborate a little into bonsai, I think it is important to talk about failures, as well as successes. Hopefully we can learn from these experiences and improve. A really important part of bonsai culture is observation. But sometimes things are beyond control. I have always had a thing for Prunus mume, Japanese Apricot or Ume.

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Show preparation

David Cheshire

David Cheshire AKA Bonsaidave joined us for the evening of show preparation. He provided loads of much needed supplies, advice and a van full of Akadama. We really appreciated him visiting and coming along to our club night so, thank you Dave.👍🏻

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Christmas Club Night

1st place, SM

Tree of the month takes on a different theme for December in Swindon. The points this month don’t count towards the competitor’s league status; but this doesn’t seem to dampen the competition in any way.

2nd place, AW
3rd place, DR

The brief (as last year) was to decorate a bonsai with a Christmas theme. Winner gets a prize. 

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