Workshop notes by Michele Toomey

All members are reminded that in December there is no workshop meeting on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. The 2023 BSA calendar starts on January 17th (3rd Tuesday) with the first workshop for the year, as normal. Our January […]

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What to Do in December and January by Michele Toomey

Summer is a very busy time for the bonsai enthusiast. For many species, spring growth will continue and one must be diligent with keeping vigorous trees trimmed to encourage short internodes. The weather has been very windy lately and I […]

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Bonsai Business

Our Annual General Meeting will be held before December’s meeting on Tuesday 6th December 2022 at 7.30pm at the West Pennant Hills Community Centre. The agenda will be as follows:  Welcome address by the Vice President. To receive, and if […]

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A Hole in One: Lee Wright

I have a fetish about putting all my trees into bonsai pots, even the trees in early training that don’t begin to deserve a dedicated pot. My benches are just outside my dining room and kitchen windows so you can […]

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Workshop Notes: Michele Toomey

This is a great time to bring tropical species such as figs to work on. Root pruning and styling are both possible, so make sure you bring everything you’ll need if you want to spend your evening developing your figs. […]

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November’s Demonstrator: Evan Marsh

Evan is a member of the Nepean Bonsai Society, the National Bonsai Group, a teacher at the Schoo; of Bonsai and an accredited AABC tutor. He has been mentored by John Marsh and is a rising bonsai artist. Evan studied […]

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What To Do in November by Michele Toomey

During November spring growth will continue, and one must be mindful of keeping vigorous trees trimmed to encourage short internodes and an improved design. Fast growing trees can be trimmed back to two leaves per branchlet, whilst less vigorous to […]

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Bonsai By The Harbour: Michele Toomey

It was a real treat for me to attend Bonsai by the Harbour this June, not only because it was the first time I’d ever been able to attend this event, but also because our previously wet and cold winter […]

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Workshop Notes: Michele Toomey

October is still a good time to repot many evergreens, such as olives, pyracantha and buxus. Chinese elms can be repotted almost any time of the year, so now is also a good time for working on them. The other […]

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November’s Demonstrator: Evan Marsh

Evan is a member of the Nepean Bonsai Society, the National Bonsai Group, a teacher at the School of Bonsai and an accredited AABC tutor. Since joining NBS, He has been mentored BY John Marsh and become recognised as an […]

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