Posts categorised: General Interest

Fun with Ficus Ginseng

This year I came across some 7cm pots of Ginseng Ficus bonsai (Ficus microcarpa ‘Ginseng’) which were very reasonably priced in garden centres so I have bought a few to have some fun with. I started by selecting out some ceramic bonsai pots for them as they were in small 7cm black plastic pots and… Read more »

Autumn colours

As 2020 gallops on, the gardens are changing swiftly. The colours are all changing so I took some quick photos before the rain is back. If any members have any of their own colourful photo, either add them or send them to me and I will add them.

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 »

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?