Posts Tagged: Bonsai trees

Ian Stewardson at our show

This year we had a special treat from Ian Stewardson with his exciting new exhibit of a Siberian Pea Tree (Caragana arboescens) that came from Japan and was in a Gordon Duffett pot. Set alongside a Satsuki Azalea var. Akemi no Tsuki also from Japan. They are both very good examples of the species and stunning trees, so thank… Read more »

Bonsai flowers

Late winter flowering bonsai are always a stunning sight and can cheer up any a gloomy day. Here are a few examples seen this year in February and March of Cherries, Quince, Forsythia, Larch, Blackthorn, Chocolate Vine, Japanese Apricot and Witch Hazel to name but a few.

John Brocklehurst at our show

John’s shohin display was a celebration of two excellent shohin trees, a Quince in flower set above a very delicate cascade stand in addition to a Hornbeam set on a beautiful wooden jitta.

Steve McKee at our show

This year Steve kindly agreed to be our Head Judge and spent much of the first part of the morning deliberating all the trees against the criteria and categories along with his fellow judges. Prior to that he had time to set up his individual exhibit, which was an English Yew (Taxus baccata) which was field grown in a… Read more »

Judges at our show

Thank you to the judges, Steve McKee, Mark Cooper, Ritta Cooper, Andy Jordan, Bill Baker, John Brocklehurst, Andrew Hardman and Robert Stewart. It was no easy task to judge the show given the range of such stunning and such a diverse range of trees on display but they did an excellent job, so thank you again.

Chris Thomas at our show

Chris not only put on an individual exhibit this year but he was also one of the traders at our show. He presented a yamadori Larch (Larix decidua) that was collected 14 years ago, which he has been working on, and styling and developing since then and it was in a Gordon Duffett pot.

Les Storey mame display at our show

Great to have Les exhibiting his mame trees this year, a great diversity of species on display and well presented. He used a very interesting mame display case, which really enhanced the setting of the mame trees. He had some lovely jittas underneath each tree and his crane accent was fabulous and fun.