Last Tuesdays Meeting

A good night was had by all at last Tuesdays meeting. Mike gave a talk about winter pruning. He then came around to give advice to members who wanted help. The final photo is a first for the club this year. Members can donate something towards the raffle if they want, its something to look forward too.  Mike will be working on the tree over the year so we will be able to see the progression.

Don,t forget Swindon Winter Image Show Sunday 25th Feb

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February Meeting Reminder

Just a quick reminder that the next meeting is only a few days away now.

The Meeting is on Tuesday, 6 February 2018, and starts at 7:30pm.

The theme for the evening is Winter Pruning for deciduous Trees.











There will be a short demo and intro to get everyone up to speed and then you will have time to work on your own trees.  Please bring along a tree or two that could do with improvement to the branch structure and some tools.



We will also be launching a new initiative by the Club – all will be revealed at the meeting.

Hope to see you all there.


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The Bonsai year is starting

After 2 months of meetings about planning and Club Business, we can finally look forward to actually doing some work on our trees again during the monthly club meetings.

The Meetings and Events schedule is now posted and virtually all confirmed (apart from a few dates later in the year.  We will amend these as we go).

We were hoping to kick of the year with a Guest Speaker at the February meeting, but with the meeting being so close to the Noelanders Show in Belgium, we were not able to secure a speaker.

We will instead have a session on Winter Pruning of deciduous trees, with a quick intro and demo and time to work on your own trees. So please bring along your tools and a tree or two that could do with a bit of improvement in branch structure.  Help will be on hand to guide you along and help with the tricky bits.


Don’t forget that the subs are due for the new year o dust of the wallets.

The Meeting is on Tuesday, 6 February 2018, starting at 7:30pm at our usual venue at Syston Ruby Club, Barkby Road, Queniborough.

I will send out another reminder closer to the time.

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December Meeting Cancelled

Hi all.

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


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Meeting Reminder

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.


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Heathrow show

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.

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October Meeting Reminder

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.



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Early prompt for the next meeting

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.

heatrow 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.img_1750

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Pine and winter maintenance talk


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.

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Bonsai Bash Reminder

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.


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