Leicestershire Bonsai Club goes potty!

As can be seen from previous report of our last meeting on 3 April 2018, the Club had the pleasure of Chinamist bonsai pottery visiting.  Always a highlight event and we had a very good turnout of members wanting to hand craft accent pots on this occasion.  Good to see Steve & Alison again and thank you for making the trip to us.  We look forward to seeing the results of finished pots after glazing and firing in about 10 weeks. It truly was a busy evening with not only the pot making, but accent plants were brought in and swapped with a view to planting up our new pots for an accent competition some time later.  Members also brought trees in for display indicating seasonal development.  The new project of Club raffle is proving very popular and the main item of a tree is brought in every month for members to view.  Further items have been donated as additional prizes and there is quite a collection on offer now.  Thank you Chinamist for donating a mug.  Only members can participate in purchase of tickets and the draw takes place in December.  We are also displaying a bonsai calendar each month to inform on what we should be doing during the year and hoping this will be particularly useful to beginners working on their trees.

The Club is buzzing at the moment with lots going on with new members joining, former members returning, and visiting first timers coming to see what we do.  However, at the April meeting we said farewell to Alan Moore a long serving member who helped establish Wigston Bonsai Club in 1992 (our former club) and undertook the role of Treasurer for over 20 years.IMG_2201Alan has developed sight problems and can no longer continue with his bonsai.  Thank you Alan for your devoted and continuous service with us over the years and we are sorry to see you go.  With all good wishes for the future and take care.  We hope you will pop back to see us again when you can.

With workshops and show displays up and coming throughout the year, members are reminded that we have a further workshop this Saturday 10am – 2pm and details have been sent out together with the request to also bring display trees for transportation to the Coventry Show taking place next day.  Phew, it’s a busy month.  We just want the cold long winter to stop now, the wet weather to finish, and some sunshine and warmth to encourage our trees to open their leaves and some blossom to burst forth!

At our next meeting on 1st May we will be looking at maples –  a very nice topic.  Come and join us if you are in or near Leicestershire, situated in the East Midlands of England.




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