The workshop at swindon with the excellent Lee Verhorevoort Bonsai was well attended , we had twelve members , all with trees of all different, shapes, sizes, that needed expert advice. Some of us were lucky to get away with little or no wiring, some had planned ahead and some not so lucky. We all had a… Read more »
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A fun day was had by all at the workshop with John Armitage. We all bought in lots of trees to work on and get help and advice from John on styling, development, pruning and much more. Below are a few images from the day. Well worth attending the full day workshops as you can… Read more »
Hopefully all your bonsai trees are now being protected for the winter and here is a quick generic guide to bonsai in November as the colder weather has now arrived in the UK.
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 »
Spring has now sprung and hopefully all your bonsai trees have come through the winter. Here is a quick generic guide to bonsai in April but for individual species check out some of the other species-specific posts.
Hopefully all your bonsai trees were protected over the winter and you are starting to look forward to the onset of Spring in the UK so here is a quick generic guide to bonsai in March.
February in the Northern Hemisphere is still classed as winter and it is a difficult month to predict the weather especially as the mild then cold conditions seem to be prevailing. Here are some generic guidelines to what to do with your bonsai trees in February but this will vary somewhat with specific tree species.
Punica granatum is the Pomegranate. This is a semi deciduous tree which looses leaves if kept cool in winter. The tree is broadleaved. It has bright red flowers but some forms are white, pink or yellow and can have single or double flowers.
Hopefully all your bonsai trees are being protected for the winter and here is a quick generic guide to bonsai in January.
Wiring was the theme for this months workshop for our members. Some like it, some loath it. The process can be fiddly and time consuming but learning to do it well can help bring a better structure and a precisely defined look to your trees.