Original Fig in full leaf

Original Fig in full leaf

Recently I have been caring for a Ficus microcarpa as it was starting to show decline and leaf problems so I agreed to aid with the recovery if I could as I am used to looking after tropical bonsai trees having a few myself for the past 6 years.

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JCB Tool Roll

B&Q are currently selling these JCB Tool Rolls, good value for £5.98. You find them here

 

Marcus Watts

Marcus Watts, lives in Cornwall and bought his first bonsai 22 years ago and has been enjoying the hobby ever since. He prefers working with larger trees and now maintains a smaller collection of mostly Japanese bonsai. He likes to refine and finish trees, so spend a lot of time wiring ! Next year he will be representing the UK in the European final

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Mike Jones

Mike Jones has been interested in Bonsai Trees since the early 1980’s. If not for that small ‘extra’ Christmas present of a ‘grow your own bonsai seed kit,’ he may not have been so passionate about the hobby, as indeed he has – and still is!

From that humble seed kit to today – he has seen many changes within the hobby.

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John Trott - Mendip bonsai

John Trott started bonsai in 1969, lecturing since 1986 and went semi-professional in 1994 when he first started exhibiting at horticultural shows and set up the Mendip Bonsai Studio. He then went full time professional in 1999, and set up the educational side of the business to become one of the leading workshops to learn about bonsai in the country for beginners, and experienced people alike. He now offers over 35 workshops a year and

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Simon Temblett

Simon Temblett has been growing bonsai for almost thirty years but has never purchased a bonsai tree. All of his trees have been entirely developed by his own hand, most from simple material such as seeds, cuttings, nursery stock or garden finds and a few from collected material. Bonsai for him is more of a process than product, working on the premise that any material can be made into great bonsai. He suggests it is simply a matter of finding

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Moss on wall

I couldn’t resist sharing a few photos from a walk I took the other day – the moss was growing in abundance on an old wall. I really admired the different types of moss and the way it was literally oozing off the top of the wall onto the lane below where it continued growing and taking over.

Chrissie Leigh-Walker

Chrissie has been working on Bonsai on a professional basis since purchasing Bushukan Bonsai Nursery in Essex back in 2001. She has exhibited at the RHS Shows since then and up until 2010, when she decided that it was enough and things are difficult, as she worked on her own. Not only building and designing her stands, but, maintaining her trees of which she has well over 2 hundred in her collection with her husband Joe.

Not only has she had 9 consecutive Gold medals but a Chelsea Flower Show Gold in 2009. Her aim during her Bonsai life is to help others understand the Art of Bonsai.

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Tony has been working with bonsai since 1983, he specialises in native European trees, in particular; Hawthorn, Yew and Pine. He won his first Ginkgo awards in 1997, UK winner and runner up in the European New talent competition in 1995. He will be one of the individual exhibitors at our Winter Show in 2013.

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