Monday, 30 November 2009

November Meeting

Most of the November meeting was taken up with an informative presentation on 'The rules of bonsai' given by Mark Kerry. The talk covered topics such as pot choice, avoiding common faults and different tree styles within bonsai.

Feedback from the audience was positive and Mark is open to suggestions for presentation topics in 2010.

Lee Verhorevoort workshop in October

Several of the club members attended a workshop run by Lee Verhorevoort on the 11th of October. Everyone got a lot out of the day and several of the trees ended up with a major overhaul, including Malcolm's Japanese white pine.

We enjoyed it so much that we have booked Lee for another two workshops in 2010. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Berkshire Show 2009

Once again the society set up a display stand at the Berkshire Show over the weekend of the 19th and 20th of September. This year we were awarded a Large Silver for the display. There were lots of very complimentary comments about the display and the bonsai trees. We also ran demonstations throughout the weekend and gave advice to people regarding their bonsai. As usual, the main misconception that people have is that bonsai need to be indoor trees.

There was also a number of people who displayed interest in coming to the club and seeing what we do.

We look forward to the 2010 show and hopefully getting a Gold award.

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Royal Berks Show

Newbury and District Bonsai Society will be displaying at the Royal Berkshire Show on the 19th and 20th of September .

In the past the society's display has been awarded a Gold medal. Here you can see a picture of last years display stand.

If you are at the show why not visit our stand in the horticultural tent and see what we are all about.