This is one area of Kew gardens I have not been to before, and it is set out behind the new Alpine House in a quiet corner of Kew gardens near the School of Horticulture. It is a modest collection on display but this forms part of Kew’s wider bonsai tree collection.

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Following a great evening workshop last month on accents by Ritta Cooper at our last club night, I have a greater appreciation of accents and how they are created and can be used to enhance the bonsai tree on display. I therefore took a greater interest in them today at the Bonsai World 2011 event at Crawley Lesiure Centre 

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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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Wanborough Show

Swindon and District Bonsai Society again this year put on a quality display of bonsai at Wanborough Village Show. This has become an annual event for the Society and is followed,

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Taiwan Fig in June 2011 suffering from Mealy bug and scale insect pre defoliation

In June this year I noticed that the leaves on one of my Taiwan Figs were going yellow and usually this is part of the normal process of leaf shedding and renewal so I wasn’t overly alarmed at first. However, I began to notice that this was happening in greater quantities than normal and across the whole tree and this was more of a concern.

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