2017 MEETING PROGRAMME
25th Jan 2017 :Winter Image & Suiseki
An evening to enjoy winter image trees and stones
22nd Feb 2017 : Rock plantings
22nd March 2017 : Species Focus - Elms
Chinese and native - bring out the Ulmus !
26th April 2017 : Problems -
Resolution and Revelation !
24th May 2017 : Modern Bonsai
(including keshiki and saika bonsai)
28th June 2017: Forests
26th July 2017: Pruning and Shaping
practical evening of working on bonsai
23rd Aug 2017 : Ladies Night - !
27th Sept 2017 : Chairmans challenge night
25th Oct 2017 : Autumn colour and mosses !
22nd Nov 2017 : AGM and Social evening
26TH FEB - SWINDON WINTER IMAGE SHOW
20/21ST 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
11TH 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 - 12TH FEB JOHN TROTT WINTER WORKSHOP..... APPROX 15 PLACES @ APPROX £30PP - GRAMPOUND MEETING HALL
30TH APRIL - KUSAMONO WORKSHOP....DETAILS TO FOLLOW
PRIVATELY ORGANISED - BJORN BJORHOLM VISIT THREE - EARLY WINTER 2017 - 6 PEOPLE LIMIT TO WORK WITH ONE OF THE WORLDS BEST BONSAI STYLISTS - BJORN WILL BE COMING TO STAY FOR A THIRD YEAR RUNNING TO SHARE THE UP TO DATE KNOWLEDGE AND TO HELP US CREATE SOME MORE OUTSTANDING TREES - CONTACT MARCUS FOR MORE DETAILS OF DATES AND REMAINING PLACES
£150 PER PERSON / DAY
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