Posts categorised: Club Meetings
Post Christmas and New Year, we’re back with a workshop. There is much formative work to be done around this time of year whether it is pruning back hard deciduous plants, or wiring into shape. Analysing bonsai in winter helps to sort out and set branch structure more easily.
Our December meetings are centred around a social and nibbles — a chance to reflect on the last and discuss the year ahead. The winner was presented this evening with our raffled Mugo Pine, donated by the family of Ann Freeman. £340 was raised, the proceeds going to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Our November meeting kicked off with Amelia giving a short talk on winter protection. This is a hot topic if you’ll pardon the turn of phrase, the long hot summer coupled with a period of extremely cold weather has led to many experienced UK bonsai enthusiasts having trees that didn’t recover through the following spring.
This evening we held a problem trees and critique evening. Members were invited to bring in material they have but are unsure in what direction to take it.