Posts categorised: Show Reports

Gordon Duffett at our show

This was a first at the Swindon Winter Image show to have a bonsai tree on display by Gordon Duffett. He exhibited his yamadori Dunkeld Larch  (Larix x marschlinsii) that has owned since 1994, 25 years now. It was presented in none other than a Gordon Duffett pot with an unusual environmental accent. Gordon was also trading… Read more »

Mark Kerry club member displays

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 »

René Lecocq Bonsai pots

René Lecocq is from Belgium and is well known for his stunning bonsai pots, which apparently he began to create when he started the hobby for bonsai and his love of bonsai and inspiration come through in his pots. Here are a few images of his pots on sale at the Lodder Bonsai Open Weekend… Read more »

Jerry Wheeler at our show

It was with great relief that Jerry was able to make the show this year and we were glad to see him there. He brought along a lovely yamadoi English Yew (Taxus baccata) that he has had for 4 years which was in a Dan Barton pot. He placed alongside the Yew a Juniperus Sabina.

Mame with Kit Bowns at our show

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 Mays shohin display

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 »

Graham Walker at our show

Grahams shohin display was a six-tree display with a Juniper (Juniper itoigawa) in a Klika pot on the top of the shohin display case and a collection of 4 broadleaf winter image shohin bonsai below. These were a Privet (Ligustrum) in a Klika pot, a Cork Bark Chinese Elm (Ulmus parvifolia) in a Bigei pot, a… Read more »

Simon Haddon mame display at our show

Simons display was exceptional, it has some many little interesting facets it captured the attention of many and also the imagination. The tiny bronzes were a delight with the snail and the frog. His frog pot was also great and looked fabulous set above the root stand. Simon also was a trader at our show selling his hand made beautifully… Read more »

Solent Bonsai Club

Solent Bonsai Club put on three tree display with a Larch group in the centre and hopefully you all spotted the snail at the back of the stand behind the Pine. Also check out the boxing hare bronze on the moss mound in a stunning pot.

Surrey Heath Bonsai Society

Surry Heath Bonsai Society put forward a slightly different bonsai display this year combining three elements into the display. They had a shohin display along side a Blackthorn tree in flower set within a white circle frame and a chuhin display on the right hand side.