Posts categorised: General Interest

Nature as inspiration

We enjoyed another visit to Stourhead, unofficially regarded as the National Trust’s flagship property. Made just a little more famous by Head Gardener, Alan Power annually appearing on BBC Radio 4 to describe the autumn colour. We took the long route, leaving the gardens behind and making our way through the rest of the estate… Read more »

Stourbridge Bonsai Society Annual Show

Stourbridge bonsai society‚Äôs show is potentially one of the last bonsai shows of this year on Sunday 17th November 2019. So if you still want to get out and see bonsai then it is well worth a visit and you can also stock up on bonsai pots in preparation for your re-potting or future bonsai… Read more »

Bonsai photography

Tonights club night was a celebration of club members trees through photography and a big thank you to Andy Bray for providing some of the images from the night.

Bonsai @TVBC Woodfair 2019

This year was another great bonsai display in the woodland at Zions Hill Copse, Chandlers Ford at the Test Valley Borough Council annual Woodfair. The bonsai display was again set up by Solent Bonsai society and supported by members of the club.

Autumn Plant Fair, Sun 15 Sept, Near Devizes

Raising funds on behalf of Hft, supporting adults with learning disabilities to live the best lives possible. We have a display of bonsai and Derek is there with a display of cacti…………. bring your wallets!!!

ABBex [All British Bonsai Exhibition] 2019

Sunday, the 18th August saw the ABBex show [All British Bonsai Exhibition], at Failands, Near Bristol, where ONLY trees that originated from British stock were considered for display. [from seed, cuttings, air layer, division and British yamadori etc] The day started a bit damp but then honoured us with quite a bit of sun, which… Read more »

Wanborough Show 2019

Last Saturday, [the 17th August] saw our Annual pilgrimage up the hill to the Wanborough Show, a few hardy members of the club willing to resist the possible winds and wet weather during the day……………. In fact, it turned into a lovely warm afternoon, lots of sun which meant a big turnout of visitors and… Read more »

Open Gardens Event

This year was another great day for the Open garden event with Reg and Jeff Bolton in Swindon in aid of Thamedown Hydrotherapy pool.

Bonsai tree health and pest problems like Mealy bug

It is important to stay on top of pests and diseases that may affect your bonsai to ensure they remain healthy and thrive as opposed to survive. Check them daily for any ill health signs like wilting leaves, yellowing leaves, dead twigs or branches and look for pests like mites, aphids and mealy bug. If… Read more »