Posts categorised: General Interest

Collette @Bonsai Trees Southampton

If you are looking to start the hobby of bonsai and need some advice or are looking to buy your first tree or even add to your existing collection then give Collette Harrison at Bonsai Trees Southampton a call on 023 8049 5729. She has an array of bonsai trees suitable for the beginner right… Read more »

Photos from Graham

Re potted this year in its new pot made by David Jones [Walsall Studio Ceramics].  It’s a lovely pot, but now the tree needs some attention.  Hidden in the foliage are some half decent trunk and branch lines, but Graham is already thinking that they need to be revealed.  A garden centre purchase some years… Read more »

Spring photos from Andy

A few more Spring photos from Andy, while we all enjoy this nice weather during the lock down. Does any other member have any pics????

Words of Wisdom from Graham

‘If the oak before the ash, Then there’ll only be a splash, If the ash before the oak, The there’s going to be a soak.’ So a fairly dry summer coming up then – or perhaps my ash is dead?

Aerial roots

This is a very natural occurrence on some species of trees and more so if the climatic conditions are suitable for the formation of aerial roots. These roots grow above ground and in air only but that air needs to be highly humid to allow the roots to form and grow. They can be used… Read more »

Photos from Andy

Here are a couple of photos from Andy. This Acer Palmatum ‘deshojo’ was bought from Swindon club members last year when they were “reducing” their collection.  It has been overwintered in the greenhouse and has been recently re potted. It is looking in prime condition in it’s first burst of Spring colour.

Tree work by Geoff

Geoff a Swindon and Blackmore Vale Bonsai club member has posted this on our Facebook Group. I have re posted it so that all members can see what he has been up to during this lock down. Sorry for the background as it makes if difficult to see the main trees. Something to bear in… Read more »

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 »