Posts categorised: General Interest

Vine weevil larvae

This is the time of year you will find out if you have any soil borne problems with your bonsai trees. The time for repotting is from around October through to March for broadleaves and into April for evergreens. Tropical bonsai are generally repotted when it is slightly warmer so later in the Spring but… Read more »

René Lecocq Bonsai pots

René Lecocq is from Belgium and is well known for his stunning bonsai pots, which apparently he began to create when he started the hobby for bonsai and his love of bonsai and inspiration come through in his pots. Here are a few images of his pots on sale at the Lodder Bonsai Open Weekend… Read more »

Affiliate member of the RHS

Swindon Bonsai Society has become an affiliate member of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). As part of the benefits of now being an affiliate member we have taken out their club insurance too. This was following a review of insurance policies from a range of sources with a view to ensuring we are getting the… Read more »

Open weekend at Lodder Bonsai

If you fancy seeing some fabulous bonsai all in one location as well as a diverse array of bonsai traders then why not go to the bonsai open weekend at Lodder Bonsai. It is on this weekend on the 9th and 10th March 2019 and everyone is welcome to visit.

Tribute to Malcolm Comley

Malcolm Antony Comley will be missed by all his friends in the bonsai community and especially by Swindon Bonsai Club Members. The loss of Malcolm will be felt by all but he will not be forgotten as the fun loving person with a passion for bonsai trees. Here is a link to the announcement in… Read more »

UK Bonsai Association

The UK Bonsai Association is working to connect the entire bonsai community across the whole of the United Kingdom. The UK Bonsai Association is open and free to all. We invite you to join us and share your knowledge, ask your questions, and savour a journey of development together. For more information visit their website at http://www.ukbonsaiassoc.org

UK Bonsai Association Auction

Don’t miss your chance to go to the UK Bonsai Association Auction on Sunday, 27 January 2019. Doors open from 11:00 – 16:00 and it is £3 on the door. The auction viewing starts at 11:00, while the actual auction starts at 12:00. To see the full list and photos of the auction items visit the UK Bonsai Association website. In addition… Read more »

Update on making pots with Walsall Ceramics

Back on a warm June day we had a workshop with David from Walsall Ceramics where some lovely bonsai pots were made. to see original post….. https://swindon-bonsai.co.uk/2018/06/23/2018-pottery-workshop-with-david-jones-from-walsall-studio-ceramics/