August Meeting – 30.08.2011

The turnout was low due to many members being on holidays (or even worse working).

It was great to see Frank Mepham made it to the meeting after a long absence due to illness.

A big welcome from everyone to Peter, who came as a Mike’s guest to see what we are all about. I am informed that he will sign up as a full member at the next meeting.

As this was an open workshop session, most had trees to work on (except for Elaine 🙂 ).  Mike helped Mark to style a Garden centre juniper and Lee was working on a nice Scotts Pine.

Maureen gave a report on the Club’s display at the Horticultural Show (held at Aylestone Leisure Centre) and took great delight in showing of the cup we won for the best overall display.  Well done!   I will post pictures of the display and the cup as soon as I can prise them out of Maureen’s hands.

Mike Konig will be doing a talk on Chinese Elm at the next meeting, so members are requested to bring a Chinese Elm Bonsai if they have one in their collection.  Newly acquired Mallsai (Tesco-, Lidl-, Homebase Bonsai) are welcome.

Finally on line

Wigston Bonsai Club has finally entered Cyber Space in earnest.

We hope that you the content of this website will encourage you to explore the fascinating world of Bonsai.

We are still learning on how to use the blog software, so you’ll have to bear with us if posts and pictures turn up in odd places 🙂

Welcome and Thank you for visiting our website

Who are we?

Wigston bonsai club was formed some years ago and is a small, friendly members owned club. Our purpose is to develop interest in and further the knowledge of the art of Bonsai and to encourage more people to become involved in this fascinating pastime.

The membership consists of both men and women of all bonsai abilities from beginner’s through to people with many years of experience.

What we Do.

The emphasis during our monthly meetings is on practical techniques (re-potting, pruning, wiring, styling etc.), but we do try to have a guest speaker or two during the year. We also carry a small stock of bonsai books, pots, wire etc. for sale to members. The club is also represented at a number of local shows, putting on displays of member’s trees.

Where and When.

Our meetings are held at the Meadows County Primary School, Meadow Way, Wigston Magna. Meetings start at 7.30pm usually on the last Tuesday of every month.