Tonights club night was ferns with Steve Mckee and it was informative, fun and refreshing to hear how Steve collects, propagates and grows his ferns. He was able to provide useful insights into the growing of ferns and use of them as accents. He has been successful with a range of species and enjoys expanding his collection. He tends to treat them in a similar way to bonsai with pruning to aid with leaf size reduction and feeding using tomorite. Not all ferns he has found are hardy to his cost so he is now cautious and provides winter protection for most of his ferns.

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It was another good bonsai show at Wessex Bonsai Club this year with lots of club displays, a good amount of entires into the show and below are a few images from the day. Congratulations to all those who entered the open classes and also those who were fortunate to be winners of their class.

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A fun day was had by all at the workshop with John Armitage. We all bought in lots of trees to work on and get help and advice from John on styling, development, pruning and much more. Below are a few images from the day. Well worth attending the full day workshops as you can get so much done and get on hand advice and guidance.

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