Meeting Report 04.03.2014

Meeting Report – Group Planting demo

Great to see such a good turnout for today’s meeting and a big welcome to our new members.

Mike put together a group made up of some small lonicera saplings and a larger group of Japanese Larch while explaining the aesthetic principles and basic guidelines on how to produce a natural looking composition.

Lonicera Group from Demo

Japanese Larch Group from Demo


The talk and demo was in preparation for a workshop held next Sunday where members can have a go at creating their own group plantings or landscapes.  Some members brought along their material for evaluation and advice.

Dave with one of his groups

Straggles hanging in there at the end of the meeting


Group Planting Workshop, Sunday, 9 March 2014

The workshop will be held at Joan’s House
The workshop will start at 11:00 am and should finish by 3:00 pm.  Bring along a packed lunch if you think you may get hungry while working, as we have not planned for a full lunch break. Joan will provide hot drinks .

Things you will need to plant up your creation:

 Trees – best to bring a few more than you plan to put into the group to give you some options

 Suitable Soil – either Akadama/Kyodama mix or a basic mix of potting compost, sharp sand and grit

 Shallow Bonsai Pot or training crate/tray
 Tools
 Wire – to secure the trees and for wiring trunks and branches
 Any rocks, stones and moss for adding to the planting

Next monthly Meeting:

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Practical WorkshopDeadwood, Jin and Shari

Practical session to demonstrate how to apply jin and shari, including techniques, preparation, carving and preserving

Please bring along trees that already have deadwood features or can be enhanced by adding deadwood.




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