Firstly an apology, I may miss someone or something may have happened
that I missed. So much was happening that the meeting flew past for me,
with people repotting, prunings being made, advice being given - it was
all over in what seemed more like ten minutes rather than two and a half
Keith mentally struggled with his large larch (good luck) as to how to develop the desired branch structure, whilst Peter was giving advice as to branch placement and wiring. One thought which struck me as I lay in bed was how very few of the trees there that night I had seen before. It's good to see new trees being worked on with enthusiasm by members both new and - ermmm - experienced.
was even a little photo-gallery set up in the corner with trees popping
over there to pose...
It can honestly be said that last meeting was a doing workshop, with people mixing composts, or was it a cake, from a variety of ingredients, with the care of a spice chef - a pinch more acadama, a dash of loam.
One tree that caught my eye was a sweet little rosemary, flowering it's head off with pale blue flowers, a joy for me to behold.
To close, I can honestly say the one thing that struck me was the enthusiasm there, and the sheer enjoyment being had by all.
of The Month
Beginning with a brief autobiography, the book moves on to show Pius's garden (I want one just like it please!) then giving a brief insight into the European and Swiss bonsai scene.
Just after I bought this book, I thought 'why did I get that?' Now I use it as a source of ideas and inspiration. The man is a one off.
How successful have your seedlings been? If you have too many, don't forget that everyone at the club likes plants and someone might just be looking for that 1 inch high seedling you want to get rid of!
Am I the only club member who has trees that seem to defeat every rule, trees that defy logic? OK, it might just be me...Who in the club has the weirdest tree?
Every year FOBBS are lucky enough to be able to present a display at the prestigious RHS show in the grounds of Chelsea Hospital. I myself have been able to help on a few occasions. Please keep you reyes open when you watch the telly during May, or, if you're lucky enough to go, search out the FOBBS stand. You might meet some friendly faces, and will definitely see some wonderful trees.
MONTH - May 22nd:
I know I got the dates wrong!
ACER-ARBUTUS-BIRCH-BONSAI-CRAB-DUTCH- ELDER-EVERGREEN-HOLLY-LARCH-LIME-NEEDLE- OAK-PINE-ROSE-ROT-ROWAN-SALIX-YEW
next month's bulletin
Copyright & copy; 2002, Surrey Heath Bonsai Society.