Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Newbury Show 2010

Once again Newbury and District Bonsai Society created a display for the annual Newbury Show that ran over the weekend of 18th-19th September 2010. Our efforts were rewarded with a Gold Medal and favourable comments by the judge.
Many thanks to Dave, Kevin and Mark for setting up the stand and to Sally, Derek, Amelia, Ross, Neil and Barry for their hard work manning the stand over the weekend.

The event was a great success and the October meeting had 6 new members as a result of the publicity of the show stand.

Here is a close up of Mark's Juniper raft

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Lee V Workshop

Another excellent and well attended workshop was held on the 22nd May.

Lee Verhorevoort again gave us an excellent workshop and we benefitted from his vast experience in the bonsai field.

Many trees were worked on and are much improved for their experience.

Another workshop will be held on the 9th of October. Places are limited and demand will be high so make sure you get in early.

May Meeting

During the May meeting the annual Nick Jacob's trophy competition was held. The trophy is awarded for the best member's tree as voted for by member's of the club present at the meeting. Tree's have to have been styled by members from seed, nursery stock or collected material, professionally styled material is not allowed to be entered.

The trophy is awarded in memory of Nick Jacob's former chairman of the Society.

The competition was strong this year, and the winning tree was a Blaaw's juniper owned by Mark Kerry. Congratulations!

As well as the trophy competition, members were also given the chance to photograph their trees using the kindly donated cameras, tripods, tables and lighting brought by Derek, Dave and Mark.

Alongside all of this a regular workshop was also held where members worked on their own trees and sought advice from some of the more experienced members of the club.

Monday, 15 March 2010

March Meeting - John Trott

John Trott once again gave an excellent talk for the club. The topic was working with field grown trees and John demonstrated repotting as well as his thoughts on styling a mature hornbeam and a nice yew.

John has been growing trees in the ground himself for over 20 years and was able to give a good idea of the benefits and drawbacks of this technique of bonsai creation.

The talk was well received by all.