Posts categorised: Show Reports

Mo Fagan at our show

Mo presented a Japanese larch group (Larix  kaempferi) which was constructed in around 1990 and is in a John Pitt pot and has been in Mo’s ownership for 8 years.

Raffle prizes won with delight

It is with thanks that I write this post to everyone who donated a raffle prize for our Swindon Winter Image Show 2019. Congratulations to everyone who won one of the 32 prizes and who bought raffle tickets. The prizes on offer were superb from bonsai trees to hand made bonsai pots, a group wire… Read more »

Accents at our show

This year the accents followed a theme as spring has come early so many bulbs were in bloom so a very colourful display of accents on show. With over 60 accents throughout the exhibition you were spoilt for choice with selecting a winner and John Trott had the difficult task for this. He sponsors the… Read more »

Mame display by Michael Partridge

Michael presented a mame display made up of 6 of his trees with a bamboo and moss accent. He is a long standing member of Swindon Bonsai Club and has grown most of the mame trees from cuttings since 2014 at this years club show.

David Johnson at our show

David displayed an Antarctic Beech (Nothofagus antartica), which he has had from a cutting for 26 years in a Beryl Thorpe pot. He also displayed a Korean Hornbeam (Carpinus turczaninowii), that he obtained from a trader 16 years ago and it was in a Dan Barton pot.

Beryl Thorpe at our show

Beryl presented a four tree shohin display with three trees on a shohin display stand and one set to the right with an accompanying Davallia fern. The Elm within the display also won the Arihato award so well done Beryl.

Ian Stewardson at our show

This year we had a special treat from Ian Stewardson with his exciting new exhibit of a Siberian Pea Tree (Caragana arboescens) that came from Japan and was in a Gordon Duffett pot. Set alongside a Satsuki Azalea var. Akemi no Tsuki also from Japan. They are both very good examples of the species and stunning trees, so thank… Read more »

John Brocklehurst at our show

John’s shohin display was a celebration of two excellent shohin trees, a Quince in flower set above a very delicate cascade stand in addition to a Hornbeam set on a beautiful wooden jitta.

Steve McKee at our show

This year Steve kindly agreed to be our Head Judge and spent much of the first part of the morning deliberating all the trees against the criteria and categories along with his fellow judges. Prior to that he had time to set up his individual exhibit, which was an English Yew (Taxus baccata) which was field grown in a… Read more »