I posted this picture on a Bonsai forum and several members thought that they were bronze/metal toadstools that had been used. In fact, my wife collected some large fir cones and put them on the wall out in all weathers.

While wandering around the garden on a cold morning I came across this and couldn’t wait to photograph them. It is a shame that I couldn’t freeze them and then use as an accent.

 

Congratulations to Mark and Ming for hosting their 3rd  successful bonsai show today at The Barn, Heathrow, and despite the wet weather there was an excellent attendance from visiting clubs and societies displaying some gorgeous trees for everyone to enjoy and discuss.

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Wirral Bonsai Society

We can now confirm the visiting Bonsai Clubs and Societies for our 11th Winter Image show and they are:-

  • Swindon & District Bonsai Society
  • Artistic Bonsai Circle
  • Ashfield Bonsai Club
  • Cotswold Bonsai Society
  • Classical Bonsai Circle
  • Dragon Bonsai Society
  • Newbury & District Bonsai Society
  • New Dawn Bonsai
  • Phoenix Bonsai Group
  • Solent Bonsai Society
  • Sussex¬† Bonsai Group
  • The Splinter Group
  • Warminster Bonsai Club
  • Wirral Bonsai Society
  • Wessex Bonsai Society
  • British Shohin Association
We look forward to seeing you all on Sunday 24th February 2013 and admiring your displays.

This years show is even bigger, and even more club displays. The poster has all the details for a good day out


While browsing the internet, I came across more photo’s taken by Dan Burn-Forti from this years Winter Image show and thought that they should be linked through as they are of two of Swindon’s Bonsai Club members so all can see, so here they are.

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Recently I noticed some fungi show up on my Korean Hornbeam bonsai and I assumed they were a form of mycorrhiza fungi but was not 100% certain and whilst I was at the Arboricultural Association Conference at Reading I went to a great lecture by Ted Green who was discussing and sharing his ideas on mycorrhiza associations with tree roots.

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Akebia quinata is commonly called the Chocolate vine and is a climbing plant that is semi evergreen and a very vigorous grower. It has green leaves or leaflets in clusters with tendrils and develops chocolate purple flowers in the spring.

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This year so far has not produced great growing conditions for some species of tree, whilst others have flourished. In particular Korean Hornbeams have not produced the same level of growth as last year.

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