8-10 inches English Elm with big hole in trunk. The material has been grown for many years, building up good branch movement and ramification. However it’s not without its faults. The thing about ‘faults’ in bonsai material is that they can be made advantages if you can find a way of using the fault as… Read more »
Posts Tagged: Cotoneaster
This weekend was the Saturday workshop with Lee Verhorevoort from Lee Verhorevoort Bonsai and this was an ideal opportunity for all club members to get professional advice from Lee and get pruning and style tips and guidance on your own bonsai trees. Lee spent the entire day working around the room on everyone’s bonsai trees. He spent time… Read more »
This year at our Winter Show there were also some stunning evergreen / coniferous trees including a great collection of both Japanese White Pines and Japanese Black Pines as well as one or two admired examples of Scots Pines.
Winter image has to be one of the best times of year to view and display bonsai when you can see the fabulous tracery, silhouette and all the structural attributes of a tree in full. The deciduous bonsai on display lived up to expectation too as you can see from the Best Deciduous of Mark and… Read more »
The Heathrow Bonsai Show was a great success, and some of the broadleaved bonsai trees on display were shown to their full advantage with the onset of autumn colour and even those that had yet to turn were still impressive as shown from the sample of broadleaved bonsai trees on display below. The range of… Read more »
June is a good time for flowering shrubs more so than trees and some shrubs make excellent bonsai, here is a quick guide to what could be out in flower this month, but timings can vary depending on the weather.
Many species of trees flower and some are more conspicuous than others and some put on a superb floral display. In May the most common flowering species of trees, shrubs and climbers
Shohin Class 6 was defined by the size of the entry initially and all trees needed to be less than 12 inches in dimension on all sides, however depending on which definition you use the size of Shohin classification can vary but for this is was larger than the Mame classification and as stated all… Read more »
Conifer Class 4, and this is for all species of bonsai trees that are defined as conifers and a well known definition is a tree ‘which bears cones and needle-like or scale-like leaves that are typically evergreen’ however this is not the whole picture in classification terms.
The Open Competition at Wessex Bonsai Society Show was well attended and the overall Best in Show went to Bill Baker with his Scots Pine. Here are the award winners from the first 3 classes and more on the other classes and wider class entries in subsequent posts.