Geoff a Swindon and Blackmore Vale Bonsai club member has posted this on our Facebook Group. I have re posted it so that all members can see what he has been up to during this lock down. Sorry for the background as it makes if difficult to see the main trees. Something to bear in mind when taking photos.

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This maple was started from a cutting some years ago [I will try and find out the date] by one of the Swindon members [Robert] He was very good at growing any trees and used pond baskets and pruning to improve the girth of the tree. He then managed to seal even big cuts. Thereby improving the size.

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Seems like so long ago now. These are the traders who attended our winter show earlier in the year. A big thank you to all of them for making the day.

We didn’t have a tree of the month at our last meeting. It was our Annual General Meeting. Members still brought in trees that looked at their seasonal best though.

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First and foremost thank you all for coming to this years Swindon Winter Image Show it wouldn’t be the same without you all and it proves it is a thriving bonsai community. 

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Best native tree: Steve McKee, Hawthorn
Best evergreen tree: Terry Adams, White Pine
Best mame display: Mark & Ritta Cooper
Best mame tree: Ritta Cooper, Juniper
Best shohin display: Mark & Ritta Cooper
Best shohin tree: Sally May, Silverberry
Best overall display: Mark Cooper
John Trott sponsored best accent: Smithy, fungus
Best deciduous: Graham Simpson, Chinese Elm
Davey Jones sponsored best tree/pot combination: Mark Kerry, Acer Acer palmatum ‘Kiyohime’ in a Dan Barton pot
Best club display: Bristol Bonsai Society