2018 MEETING PROGRAMME
24th Jan 2018 :Winter Image Bonsai
An evening to enjoy winter images
25th Feb 2018: Potted On.....bring recently repotted trees and the former pot!
March 28th 2018 : Species Focus - Larch
25th April 2018: style focus - cascades - semi and full !!
23rd May 2018: Flowering trees and accents
27th June 2018: Pruning and defoliating techniques
25th July 2018: Positive Appraisal....bring a tree...a random member will give their impression in the form of a positive feedback
22nd Aug 2018: Ladies Night:.....a mystery to most of us until the last minute !
26th Sept: Chairmans Challenge
24th Oct 2018: Penzai & Penjing>landscapes for you and I !!
28th Nov 2018 : AGM and Social evening
25TH FEB - SWINDON WINTER IMAGE SHOW
19th/20yh MAY .....TREBAH GARDENS - ANNUAL CLUB BONSAI SHOW
NEW VENUE FOR 2017 CLUB SHOW..TREE DISPLAYS FROM THE MEMBERS, AMAZING SELECTION OF ACCENT PLANTS AND THE SALES AREA BY BONSAI@16
10TH JUNE EXMOUTH BONSAI SHOW
SEAFRONT BONSAI AND SALES IN DEVON - DEMOS, CLUB EXHIBITS AND INDIVIDUAL SPECIMEN TREES - SALES AREA WITH TREES, POTS, ETC...TRADERS, POTTERS, BONSAI@16 SUMMER BARGAIN SALES AND MORE
CLUB ORGANISED - 13th Jan JOHN TROTT WINTER WORKSHOP..... APPROX 15 PLACES @ APPROX £30PP - GRAMPOUND MEETING HALL
WIRE. It is very hard to create a convincing bonsai tree without some use of wire. Wiring is essential to steer branches and trunks in the direction you want, to shape the finer foliage and twigs into mature and pleasing shapes, and to pull down branches that rise up in a 'young tree' image. Initially aluminium wire is fine for all your trees, in time you may wish to invest in copper wire for pines and junipers as it does a much better job in the long term