Posts categorised: General Interest

Surprising Nature

I posted this picture on a Bonsai forum and several members thought that they were bronze/metal toadstools that had been used. In fact, my wife collected some large fir cones and put them on the wall out in all weathers. While wandering around the garden on a cold morning I came across this and couldn’t… Read more »

Heathrow Bonsai Show 2012

Congratulations to Mark and Ming for hosting their 3rd  successful bonsai show today at The Barn, Heathrow, and despite the wet weather there was an excellent attendance from visiting clubs and societies displaying some gorgeous trees for everyone to enjoy and discuss.

Heathrow Bonsai Show

This years show is even bigger, and even more club displays. The poster has all the details for a good day out

Photographing bonsai by Dan Burn-Forti

While browsing the internet, I came across more photo’s taken by Dan Burn-Forti from this years Winter Image show and thought that they should be linked through as they are of two of Swindon’s Bonsai Club members so all can see, so here they are.

Mycorrhiza fungi and bonsai

Recently I noticed some fungi show up on my Korean Hornbeam bonsai and I assumed they were a form of mycorrhiza fungi but was not 100% certain and whilst I was at the Arboricultural Association Conference at Reading I went to a great lecture by Ted Green who was discussing and sharing his ideas on… Read more »

Akebia quinata as bonsai

Akebia quinata is commonly called the Chocolate vine and is a climbing plant that is semi evergreen and a very vigorous grower. It has green leaves or leaflets in clusters with tendrils and develops chocolate purple flowers in the spring.

Autumn colour

This year so far has not produced great growing conditions for some species of tree, whilst others have flourished. In particular Korean Hornbeams have not produced the same level of growth as last year.

Bonsai on the radio

  On Thursday the 27th Sept 2012, Reg Bolton and Paul Bowerbank will be on the radio, BBC Wiltshire are doing the 1200 – 1400 Graham Seaman show from Paul’s garden. They will be discussing bonsai trees and also the forth coming Winter Image show. For those out of the area, then if you want to… Read more »

Capel Manor Autumn show

The poster says it all, a good show within the grounds of Capel Manor College, which has some lovely gardens and woodland to walk around.