Gallery update

I have added two more pictures to Dave C’s gallery.


September Meeting Reminder

The next meeting is on Tuesday, 27 September 2011, at 7:30pm.

There will be a short progress report about the new website at the start of the meeting, followed by a presentation about Chinese Elm by Mike Konig.  Please bring along any Chinese Elms for the table display, no matter what size, style or development stage.

Visit to the BTA Show in Sheffield

Mark, Elaine and me made the trip up the M1 for the Bonsai Traders Association Show at Sheffield’s Don Valley Stadium.  (Thanks for the lift guys)

There was the usual display of stunning trees and club displays from a number of bonsai clubs, all presented to a great standard.

The traders hall had loads of stands with bargains from some of the best of British bonsai traders and potters.

Rob and Malcolm from Newcastle did a styling demo on a stunning yamadori pine and Corin worked his magic on a 100 year old Buxus.

Finally some of the trees that had won awards from the show judges.

Larch - Planted on rock with an underplanting of moss, heather, alpine strawberry and ferns.

Stunning windswept Chinese Elm - the photo does not do the tree justice. One of the best windswept trees I have ever seen.

Japanese Larch and Heavy trunk Trident Maple

Gallery update

A new page has been added to the gallery.  This one features the Club displays at local shows and events.

Currently only two recent pictures, but I am hoping to add pictures from previous years as they become available. (This is a hint to members to let me have the originals to scan 😉


Just cut and Pasted this from Mike’s ‘Bonsai Passion’ Blog. Some toe-rag somewhere in the UK has this.


Korean Hornbeam stolen overnight at the Bath and West garden show. This fine Bonsai belongs to John Trott, aka Mendip Bonsai.

Please do get in touch if you believe you have any knowledge of its whereabouts, or indeed if you hear anything that may assist John to recover his tree. I have included a picture below for reference purposes.