Paul displayed a Chinese Elm (Ulmus parvifolia), which was just starting to show the fresh green shoots of spring. It was complimented by an accent of a Davallia fern or deersfoot, hare’s foot or rabbits foot fern.
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This year was the first year for Alan to put on a bonsai display as a club member and he presented his Japanese larch (larix kaempferi). He has grown it from seed for the past 15 years and it is in a brown slipware pot. To accompany the larch was an English Elm, which he has grown… Read more »
Dennis is one of Swindons long standing club members and he presented a superb Elm tree, which was in a Walsall ceramics pot. He has been working with this tree for 25 years and it has some excellent ramification. He also set up a collection of his Elms with some hand made wooden accent holders, which were very unique.
Michael exhibited a large Trident maple (Acer buergerianum), which he has owned since 2010 after buying it from a club member and it was in a Chinese pot.
This year we have started off another Chinese Elm project to include any new members and existing members and see what they can achieve with these sightly larger Elms this year. Swindon Bonsai Club sourced around 25 Chinese Elms from Lodder Bonsai and are offering them to club members at a subsidised rate. For those… Read more »
Our Chairman, Paul Bowerbank has been awarded a Life Time Member Award at our Annual General Meeting, presented by Sally May. This is to recognise his contribution to Swindon Bonsai Society and bonsai as a whole. He has a passion for bonsai and is always keen to share this with new and existing club members.
Mark is starting to show more of his bonsai trees, and this year we were delighted he put his Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris) on display which he has been working on now for 6 years. He is an active club member at Swindon and has put on some great bonsai displays at our show. He also displayed his… Read more »
Kit who is a club member of Swindon and well known for his passion for small trees, set up yet another fantastic miniature display of fascinating mame and accompanying items. It made up a super display and it was a delight to spend time admiring each element.
Sally’s shohin display contained 6 trees and an accent and five of the trees are presented on a shohin display stand. There was a Premna (Premna serratifolia), Japanese quince (Chaenomeles speciosa) Korean hornbeam (Carpinus turczaninowii), Trident maple (Acer buergerianum). A second Trident maple (Acer buergerianum) over rock with a snowdrop (Galanthus nivalis) accent. The trees were a… Read more »
We love taking about the weather here in the UK, it is practically a national pastime. I am going to elaborate a little into bonsai, I think it is important to talk about failures, as well as successes. Hopefully we can learn from these experiences and improve. A really important part of bonsai culture is… Read more »