Posts categorised: Members Trees

Bonsai as a hobby for Amelia

I started my bonsai hobby back in 2006 after starting my career in arboriculture since around 2000. I have enjoyed the 11 years of the hobby so far and it has presented a whole host of learning opportunities for me which has aided my career too.

Fast track to bonsai with Sally

Sally started out with bonsai in 2006 and has been working hard for 11 years to develop her trees and has really mastered techniques like leaf size reduction and ramification on Trident maples and loves to work on them.

Dianne’s bonsai journey

Dianne’s interest in bonsai started in 1977 when she started with some small trees and planting seeds. She started by planting a Zelkova Elm seed and the tree is still alive today which is great going some 40 years later so she is fairly competent with bonsai. She joined Swindon Bonsai club in 2013 and her… Read more »

Examples of repotting

Repotting is an essential part of bonsai. Often an overlooked element but one that is so crucial. To the long term health and sustainability of your trees. It is worth taking the time to ensure that your trees have a well developed root system, able to support the tree and the development of the tree,… Read more »

Repotting a Korean Hornbeam

Repotting is nearly over for most species of trees now that Spring is finally here and hopefully all your trees are doing well. Lots of activity has been going on behind the scenes for everyone who owns a bonsai as it is a busy season ensuring that all your trees requiring repotting are carefully repotted…. Read more »

Mark Kerry

It is with great pleasure that I can introduce Mark Kerry to Swindon Bonsai Club. He has been a member of the club now for over a year but had extensive bonsai experience, before joining Swindon. He will be displaying some of his favourite trees that he has worked on at Swindon on the 26th… Read more »

Dennis Henley

To celebrate our 40th Anniversary of Swindon and District Bonsai Society we will be running a series of posts focusing on our club members. We have asked them a series of questions and to start us off, this is Dennis Henley who has been doing bonsai as a hobby since 1990.