This year the accents followed a theme as spring has come early so many bulbs were in bloom so a very colourful display of accents on show. With over 60 accents throughout the exhibition you were spoilt for choice with selecting a winner and John Trott had the difficult task for this. He sponsors the… Read more »
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Congratulations to Andy Jordan with his awesome collection of shohin trees and the harmonious composition and attention to detail of his award winning display.
Well done John Pitt for winning the Best Conifer / Evergreen award for your Mugo Pine, a great achievement and a stunning example of a Pinus mugo ‘Pumilio’.
Congratulations to Mark and Ritta Cooper for winning the Best Chuhin category with their Mountain Maple (Acer palmatum), which was originally from Japan, and they have owned now for 5 years and it is in a Gyozan pot.
Congratulations to Jim Butterworth for winning the Best Deciduous category with his Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) that was on the Aka Matsu club display.
This year’s show was another success with over 400 visitors and over 100 bonsai trees on display as individual exhibits or part of a club display or shohin or mame display. The show also had a wide range of traders and purchases of bonsai and associated sundries seem to be selling well on the day.
This year was amazing, the club members and volunteers who helped out on the Saturday for the set up did a great job and everything was in place well before 8pm.
Wessex Bonsai Society was established in 1983 and hosted another great exhibition this year in addition to an Open Competition. They put on their own club display too which included some excellent trees and a diverse range of species including a Lilac which was in full flower.
So you want to keep a bonsai tree, you are not alone in this and may be you have even had one before but it died as is common to hear however it probably wasn’t your fault so here is a simple guide to starting out for the first time or having a second go.