We have had quite a few members contact us that they will not be able to attend the December meeting, which is our annual Club Social evening. We have therefore decided to cancel the event for this year. That means that there is no meeting in December and the next meeting will be the AGM on Tuesday, 02.01.18
Just a quick reminder that the next meeting is only a few days away. We will be discussing and deciding on the Meeting and Events calendar for next year, so please take some time beforehand to think about topics or techniques you would like to see included for next year’s meetings and members workshops.
Please bring along some trees for the display table if you can.
A great weekend was had down at the Heathrow show this weekend by Mike and myself. We went down on Saturday morning to help set up the show. Then back to a local scout hut for a barbecue a few beers. Sunday up early and off to the show. Our display got quite a few good comments. Here’s some photos from the show.
Just a quick reminder for Members that tomorrow’s meeting subject is Tree selection for the Heathrow Show, so bring along any trees you may want to enter. We will set up a mock display and select trees that will make up our display.
This will probably not take up all of the evening, so if you have a tree you need help or advise on, please bring it along and I am sure there will be plenty of good advise on hand.
I Just thought I should set an early reminder to our members that the next meeting’s topic is the selection of trees for the Club display at the Heathrow Bonsai Show.
If you have a tree you would like to be included, bring it along as we will put up a mock display to select the trees.
Please make sure that the trees are ready for show, which means that the pot should be clean, the soil free from weeds and old fertiliser pellets and the tree trimmed to its best. Also bring along a stand for your tree if you have one.
Below is a picture of last years display to give you an idea.
Tuesday’s meeting went well with Peter giving us a talk about maintenance for Pines at this time of year. Mike then took over and explained what we all should be doing with our trees repairing them for the onset of winter. Thanks to Pete and Mike. We had a good turnout with Three new members coming along. The display bench had a good show of various Pines in different stages of development.
Just in case you have forgotten, Greenwood’s Bonsai Bash is on the 2nd and 3rd of September. Great opportunity to see a bonsai professional at work styling some great trees, pick up a bargain pot or two and have a look around the hundreds of trees on the sales benches. Best of all, it’s free and only about 45 minutes drive from Leicester.
Oh… and Corin’s wife makes some stunning cakes, which will be for sale during the day.
Rebecca has a Junpiper that is too big and bulky for her to work, so she has decided to offer it for sale or trade for a smaller tree.
It is a Chinese Juniper of unknown variety, showing variegated foliage at the tips of the growing shoots.
It is a sizeable tree that requires some styling work to bring out the best image. Planted in a Mica pot.
Rebecca hopes to sell for around £60 to recoup her costs or swap for a shohin or kifu sized tree/material of similar value
(Pint glass in last picture is for size comparison)
August is generally a quiet month for us, with not much to do in terms of Bonsai work and many members away on holidays, so we decided to have a photo session to update records and document development on members tress.
We had three first time visitors to the club and Peter and myself gave them advice on the trees they brought along.
Here are a few of the pictures take on the night.
Reminder that this weekend is the annual club display at the Market Bosworth Show.
Setup is on Saturday at 11.00 am and the show is on Sunday.
If members displaying trees could have them there at 11.00 Saturday, or to me Mike or Olly prior to that please.
If you wish to bring them Sunday, they should be there before 8.30 so the stand can be finalised before the public arrives, please let Mike know if that is your intention.
Please ensure trees are weeded and pots cleaned.
Sunday takes a lot of effort, volunteers to take a stint manning the stand would be greatly appreciated.
The public are invited to vote for their favourite trees and the tree wth the most votes is awarded the club trophy.
See you there.