As many of you will know, Ritta and I love Japan, and we have become regular visitors. This enables us to indulge our love of the country and its culture, as well as our passion for bonsai and nishikigoi. In November 2013 we were fortunate to be able exhibit a bonsai that we own in the… Read more »
Posts categorised: Members Trees
Devising a plan, apart from keeping it alive is one of the best things you can do for your bonsai. At our last club meeting we decided to discuss a way ahead for a selection of our trees – I suppose you could consider this as the minutes.
At the Heathrow Show, Terry Adams of Swindon and District Bonsai Society was awarded the Bonsai Club International (BCI) award for his Pyracantha tree which was in stunning full berry glory. He was awarded this accolade by Kath Hughes from the Federation of British Bonsai (FOBBS). (Thank you Malcolm for the photo)
Here is a brief photographic history of a Pyracantha as a bonsai which was given to one of the club members back in 2002.
Here is a brief photographic guide to a Chamaecyparis lawsoniana as a bonsai which was exhibited this year at Chelsea Flower Show.
Here is a brief photographic history of a Trident maple over rock (Acer buergarianum). It was originally bought as a training piece in 1996 from Ken Leaver of Windybank Bonsai and it is a combination of 5 trees fused together over the rock.
This was a tree that was purchased by its current owner in 1980 from Harry Tomlinson as a training piece. It was originally a broom style which was somewhat neglected and in a poor condition at time of purchase.
Here is a brief update on the progress of one of the three club trees that were purchased back in April 2011. The Trident Maple has just been repotted successfully but it is currently still struggling with its health and has limited signs of bud swelling although buds are present. The reason for this however… Read more »
Here is a short photo history of a Bonsai English Elm tree that started out as a root sucker from a mature Elm tree that was cut down in the winter of 1968. The tree was felled not because of any disease at that time but for a new housing development. The resulting felling caused… Read more »
So many of our bonsai are Japanese tree varieties that British native trees are sometimes overlooked.