Tree for Sale or trade

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

Pictures below:

(Pint glass in last picture is for size comparison)


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Meeting report August

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.

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Market Bosworth Show Sunday 2nd July

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.


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25 Jun 2017 Practical Workshop – Show Tree Preparation

Reminder for this month’s workshop.
Please note this is on the 25th June not 18th June as mistakenly published on the website.

25 Jun 2017
Practical Workshop – Show Tree Preparation
Put the final touches to your trees for the selected for the Market Bosworth show or come along and work on any of your trees. Workshop hosted by Ben.

If you are attending please inform Ben


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Monthly Club Meeting – 6 Jun 2017

Hi all

Reminder for this month’s meeting

7:30 to 8:15 pm -Wiring 101 – demo and practical workshop

Wiring can be quite confusing for the beginner. Learn how to apply wire correctly and how to gauge the size of wire needed to get the job done.

8:20 to 9:00 pm -Summer defoliation

Overview on defoliation of deciduous trees and why,when and how these techniques are applied.

Bring along trees for the display table.

See you there


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7th Feb – Club night with Corin Thomlinson

Hi all
Reminder for this weeks meeting.
Corin Thomlinson of Greenwoods Bonsa Studio will be our speaker for the evening.
Corin is one of the UK’s top bonsai artists, with a weath of knowledge and experience. Being a second generation bonsai nursery owner, his nursery is second to none.
Please arrive in good time so we can start at 7.30 promptly.
Don’t forget to bring some trees for the display table.
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Bonsai Facebook Pages

I thought I might post some interesting Bonsai related Facebook pages for our members to have a look at and maybe help to spread the good work done by other Bonsai Clubs in the UK.

First one is the page of the Wessex Bonsai Society.


A small club like our own, trying to raise their profile and hoping to attract new members. Please have a look and like their page to get updates of their activities.

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February Guest Speaker Confirmed


We have now confirmed Corin Tomlinson as our guest speaker for the February meeting.

Please make sure to put this in your Diary so as not to miss it.  Corin has a wealth of experience in all aspects of Bonsai and his demonstrations and lectures are well presented.



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2017 Meetings and Events

The meeting and events programme for 2017 has now been published.  There are still a few items that need to be confirmed, but the main items are now on there and I urge all members to make a note in their diaries to make sure you don’t miss any of the meetings.

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Hi All

Just a reminder that there is no club meeting this evening, Tuesday 6th Deceember,

The Xmas Social is next week, Tuesday 13th December at the Horse and Trumpet in Wigston.

Doors open 7.00 pm, food served at 8.00 pm.

If any one hasn’t confirmed, but wants to come along (spouses and partners welcome), please let us know asap please.



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