Posts categorised: Club Meetings

San Jose Juniper

Simon Temblett gave an evening talk to Swindon Bonsai Club and during his talk he ran through some of his bonsai creations. One stood out, his San Jose Juniper (Juniperus chinensis) which he bought 25 years ago as a tiny plant from a garden centre.

Bonsai Ents

Welcome to the world of creating Bonsai Ents that Simon Temblett introduced to club members at our recent club night where Simon showed us that there can be so much more to bonsai than just a tree in a pot, how about your very own Ent.

Bonsai sculpture

Sculpture and bonsai tend to go hand in hand and it is an opportunity to create something that is unique and unusual whilst still maintaining a living bonsai tree and Simon has been perfecting techniques like this over 30 years developing his experience, he is now sharing it with us.

Boulevard Juniper story

One of Simon Tembletts more well known creations is his Boulevard Juniper (Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘boulevard’) but sadly of late this tree has been suffering from what Simon believes is natural dieback as opposed to a pest or disease problem. He puts the dieback down to mild moisture stress due to continued growth restricted to a shallow… Read more »

Tattooed Beech

Who would have thought to tattoo a tree, well Simon Temblett did just that with his creative flare and design to challenge the artistry of bonsai and sculpture which is an inspiration to us all.

Simon Temblett bonsai

Simon Temblett brought a series of his own bonsai trees in for our monthly club night and talked through his approach creating some fascinating works of art and stunning bonsai. He has over the years created very classical bonsai for which he is well known for, these he has created from raw material or garden centre… Read more »

Autumn workshop

This month we held an autumn workshop to discuss the interesting transitional period between active and dormant. This year has produced mixed results for autumn foliage in the UK, largely down to climatic influences more than anything. I believe the Americans call looking at autumnal colour ‘leaf peeping’ which I think is a nice sentiment…. Read more »