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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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. http://www.bonsai.co.uk
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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