Posts categorised: General Interest

Lee Verhorevoort new bonsai for 2019

Today was the first day for everyone to have an opportunity to view and buy the new bonsai stock that Lee has bought in from Japan for 2019 after being through quarantine plus rigorous testing and checks by the plant health governing authorities for the past few weeks / months.

Expo Bonsai UK 2019

Not long now before the next major bonsai show in the UK on Sunday 7th April. So hopefully you are ready for another bonsai extravaganza, and a great opportunity to admire some of the UK’s finest bonsai. There will be a wide range of bonsai traders at the event too so a great bonsai shopping… Read more »

Lexus UX hybrid launch

We are super-excited to have been invited to a prestigious local event. Fish Brothers Swindon are holding a Japanese themed entertainment evening of drinks, sushi and other festivities on Thursday 28th March at 7.30pm. Lexus are launching a new vehicle and we’ve been asked along to display our bonsai also including: Hop Kettle Brewery Light… Read more »

Bonsai flowers

Late winter flowering bonsai are always a stunning sight and can cheer up any a gloomy day. Here are a few examples seen this year in February and March of Cherries, Quince, Forsythia, Larch, Blackthorn, Chocolate Vine, Japanese Apricot and Witch Hazel to name but a few.

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 »

Lodder Bonsai Open Weekend 2019

The open weekend at Lodder Bonsai this year was again a great success with so much to see and do all weekend with the focus being everything bonsai and so much more. We had a really enjoyable time with friends in a very friendly relaxed atmosphere surrounded by bonsai trees. Throughout the weekend were bonsai… 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.