Tread grafting Workshop




Here are some photos of the workshop on Tuesday

The material for Mikes demo


Mike in full swing

Some of the Club members trees


Leicestershire Bonsai Club

First Meeting Report 5 Jan 2016

Just a little note for all our viewers to prevent confusion.

We are unable to put items on our new web site at moment.  There is a bit of a glitch in its operation in that we cannot publish any new reports.  Our web master currently has a problem with his computer.  Therefore we have recorded our first meeting on this, our former site until we are properly up and running with the new web site.

Apologies and thank you for bearing with us until we are sorted.

First meeting 2016

A few photos from our first meeting at the new venue. Great to see two new faces (Sorry forgot names). The meeting in the new venue went well just dotting the I,s and crossing the tees.










Frank receiving the club trophy from last years shows. Frank is also now our Honary President and was supprised and pleased the club had asked him.


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Looking forward to next month with the workshop with Chinamist creating a planting slab.



Seeing out 2015

Following our AGM last month, it was unanimously agreed that with our change of meeting location from Wigston to Syston in 2016, the Club would also have a change of name to reflect our changing membership.

We leave the Community Room at Wigston Fire Station with very fond memories and grateful thanks for the many meetings there over the years that have helped to forge and develop the Club into what it is today. Changes were being proposed for the fire station and with our increasing membership, the meeting room was no longer viable for our needs. Wigston will always be thought of as the beginning for many of our longer serving members. The Club has welcomed into its fold many members from further afield in Leicestershire. Therefore, it was considered that the opportunity had arisen for the Club to now embrace a county-wide image.  We are currently, as far as we are aware, the only bonsai club in the county, and we extend a warm welcome to new members both within and beyond the borders of Leicestershire.

As from 1 January 2016, Wigston Bonsai Club will become known as Leicestershire Bonsai Club.  The new committee is busy planning an ambitious programme of events.  Some further changes are the drawing up of the new Club Rules and Constitution, developing a new logo and web site – with an ongoing link to our former web site.

The first meeting of the Leicestershire Bonsai Club will be on Tuesday, 5 January 2016, 7.30-9.30pm at Syston Rugby Football Club, Barkby Road, Queniborough, Leics LE7 3FE.  There is ample free parking.  See the link on this web site to our new web site for map of location, and further posts.  We warmly welcome new enquirers and former members to come and see us at our new location, or get in touch via the web site.

WIgston Bonsai Club take this opportunity to say a sincere Thank You to the hundreds of people who have followed us on this web site and invite you to continue your interest in our Club by viewing the new site under our new name.  Many of you, we know, have looked in on us from overseas, and we appreciate everyone’s interest in our activities and the comments posted.

WBC says farewell to you at the end of 2015, with best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year and welcomes in Leicestershire Bonsai Club in 2016 and its new developments in the future.  Thank you for your support.

From the Club members.

Big Changes

Due to a move to a new venue we have decided to change our name to Leicestershire Bonsai Club.

We will continue our blog on a new site that will reflect the change in name and venue.

Please follow the link below to see our new site


We will keep this old blog live so you can still see the old posts.

Make sure to subscribe to the new site by clicking the follow tab in the right hand pane.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Joan’s Trees

Here are some photos of Joan’s trees she sent a few months ago but only just managed to get back onto the site to post them


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Meeting Report 3 November 2015 – AGM

There was a good turnout and it was a very full-on meeting with lots to discuss and many changes taking place.  The new committee was elected with:  Chair – Mike Konig; Secretary – Trevor Baum; Treasurer – Alan Moore; Administrator – Carol Smith Taylor; and Web Assistant – Olly Olson.  Changes are now in process and will be confirmed at the 5 January meeting in our new venue at Syston Rugby Football Club, 7.30-9.30pm.  An ambitious programme is also being put together and members were consulted on where they felt their needs and interests are for future planning. The programme will also be confirmed at the January meeting.

Next meeting is our annual social when we shall be gathering at More Restaurant in Leicester City on 1 December at 7pm for 7.30 meal. Please contact Mark Hatton on 07923 144864 who is organising the booking for us.

The current issue of FOBBS ‘Bonsai News UK’ is now available – see

My accent planting above is going through its Autumn season and still looking very green..

Visit to Europa Bonsai 10 Oct 2015

Four Club members travelled to Manchester for this international two-day event.  The trees and accent plantings on display were simply magnificent.  Gave a lot of food for thought, and a yearning to be able to produce bonsai to such high standards. It was obvious years of loving tender care had gone into the work.  It was not only the trees, but the pots selected and stands and accents making up a whole exhibit.  Believe all the display trees had accompanying accents and some of these were very interesting too in their composition.  There were plenty of suppliers’ stalls and demonstrations by international artists.  Also an excellent feature was the free children’s workshops where they created under guidance a bonsai with a Chinese Elm, and were able to keep their product. Certainly one way to get the younger generation interested in bonsai growing, and was well supported. It was a long and tiring day with much foot work but very satisfying and yes, we all came came back with purchases.  My only grumble was that it was not disable friendly to get upstairs to the demonstrations – there was no lift in the Armoury Building which is an old and preserved property. Well done UK’s Tony Tickle for organising the exhibition – a huge task. and giving those who attended a wonderful opportunity to see such a variety of master pieces on display.   The standard was excellent. Next event is in 2 years at Dusseldorf, Germany.

There are numerous and wonderful pictures on several websites by just Googling Bonsai Europa 2015 but one that just about shows everything is:    Enjoy the viewing.