Feb 2021 After a year of no meetings due to Co-Vid virus, it was so good to be back.
Busy workshop in Feb 2020
The 2019 Competition Trees
Members busy with their trees:
Hampers and door prizes:
The Ash Forest (Won by Robert C)
The winner of the Encouragement Award was Wayne, thanks for all the help in the club Wayne:
The Bonsai Christmas trees:
Items for Auction: (some of them)
July 2018 Mark planting an Ash Tree Forest
May 2018 Camellia demo by Sally Christmas
March Demonstration 2018
February Workshop 2018
September Meeting 2016:
August Meeting – Trees on Display
Members Working on their Trees
Some lovely trees for sale
May 2016 – Trees on display
April 2016 – Members’ trees on the display table:
And Air Layering:
February 2016 Workshop night:
We all had a great time and a lot of good development was done on trees.
Research on the internet and good old books, learning techniques and finding a design to suit that tree.
Interesting trees on display.
Cutting carefully, wiring, and drawing up a future for the tree.
September 2015 AGM and Critique
A great presentation by Quentin on styling a pine from field-grown stock, with assistance from Mark Ludlow
An excellent workshop session:
Mark’s presentation on repotting showed us from the basics to advanced, with support from Marcela.
A wonderful informative presentation by Peter Fewster on Maples, followed by plenty of practice for everybody.
February Meeting 2015
Focus on Windswept style
November 2014 Meeting
Mark presented on the making of minis:
Pardon the blurry picture and the scribble on the whiteboard behind, but you can see the tight curves added to the trunkline at this stage. Now grow it on to develop some thickness and to get branches which you will style later.
A “Three Point Display” with the bonsai tree, a scroll, in this instance depicting springtime, and your choice of a mini indicating the understory to the main tree, or an accent plant which should again be attuned for place of season.
Some more developed minis:
June 2014 Meeting
May Meeting 2014
Mark Ludlow of the Master’s Apprentice Bonsai School and Nursery gave a wonderful presentation on Styling Field Grown Stock. He started with a juniper, explained its faults for classic styling, and discussed ways of styling to overcome them. Then he presented a sketch of a style, and started the work, creating the jins and shari. Of course, there is a long way to go, but it was wonderful to see the potential beginning show through.
Mark also talked us through the basic steps in branch selection on less complicated material, such as this field grown radiata pine.