Posts categorised: General Interest

AT LAST………… a Club Workshop. [Outdoors of course]

Today, Saturday the 5th September 2020 saw the first club workshop since lockdown in March. Andy and Mandy, club members have a lovely large garden which meant we could all work at distance and still be close enough to converse. Lots of trees were worked on including the NEW Project Trees purchased at ‘Lodders’ by… Read more »

UK Bonsai Association Virtual Show

With all shows off the agenda for the time being, The UK Bonsai Association has instigated a virtual show to fill the void. Submissions for the show are currently still open until 20th September 2020 if you wish to enter a tree. All trees will then be displayed on their website between the 1st and… Read more »

Ginkgo pots

Graham Simpson of Dragonfly bonsai pots is making some stunningly designed bonsai pots and he let me know about this one that is newly out of the kiln. You can follow his work on instagram.

Virtual bonsai

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic Swindon Bonsai Club Members have kept their hobby going virtually through a fortnightly meeting on Zoom. It is not quite the same as meeting up in person to discuss and work on your trees but it has proven to be a good method utilising existing technology to still be… Read more »

Chinese Elm project tree 2020

This year we still wanted to ensure our club members were busy with bonsai so we have proceeded with starting another Elm project with them. We managed to source earlier in the year 20 Chinese Elms and are now offering our club members the opportunity to join in with the project trees again for this… Read more »

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????