Our April Meeting was centred around planning our club display for the upcoming Bonsai Traders Association event in Coventry on Sunday, 14th of April.
Members brought along the trees they wanted to enter for the display. We strongly encourage members of all levels to bring along their trees, as for us, the club shows have always been about showing the diversity of the club, rather than just showing specimen bonsai.
The first confirmed prizes for our annual raffle were announced at the start of the meeting. These being a Wire Caddy, a China Mist Pot and a Bonsai Basics book.
Mike gave a short presentation on how to prepare a bonsai for a show and than handed over to Olly for the mock set-up.
We tried quite a few variations of layouts, with trees being moved about, stands swapped, etc, before we arrived at a display that all club members present agreed on.
The rest of the evening was spent on refining and dressing trees ready for the show.