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May Demonstrator: Ashley Brown

Ashley chose swamp cypress, five big swamp cypress, for last month’s demonstration and with quite a bit of elbow grease styled them into a large forest setting. Swamp cypress is a species that he enjoys working with due to its […]

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June Demonstrator: Tony Bebb

Tony started bonsai in 1985 as a teenager working in his family’s bonsai nursery in Brisbane under the keen eye of his father Lindsay. Here, Tony developed his skills through growing and working with bonsai for the next sixteen years. […]

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April Demonstrator: Hugh Grant and Casuarinas

Hugh’s choice of tree for last month’s demonstration was Casuarina or more precisely, Allocasuarina which are a favourite his. Commonly known as she-oak, Casuarina and Allocasuarina are in the same family but Allocasuarina are only found in Australia while Casuarina […]

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May Demonstrator: Ashley Brown

Well known bonsai nurseryman, Ashley Brown has been surrounded by plants all his life. He started his horticultural career in 1985 working for one of Australia’s largest propagation nurseries, has owned his own nurseries from 1993 and as a result […]

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March Demonstrator: Joe Morgan-Payler

Enjoyed by members and visitors alike, Joe Morgan-Payler’s visit was a great success with an excellent demonstration and a full day and evening of workshops. For a change, members were invited to bring trees they would like Joe to work […]

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April Demonstrator: Hugh Grant

Hugh Grant is an Australian bonsai artist from the Central Coast of NSW whose work explores bonsai from the perspective of natural sculptural form and ecological references. For Hugh, bonsai is used as a medium to initiate a collaboration and […]

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John Morgan-Payler Workshop at Bonsai Central Coast

Last month Joe did a demonstration and workshop for Bonsai Central Coast. While it is a bit of a drive to Tumbi Umbi, it is certainly worth it to see Joe in action- his easy way of explaining the how […]

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February Demonstrator: Ray Mackaway

A great demonstration from Ray Mackaway last month, where all things wisteria were explained. Ray’s main message was that wisterias are hungry plants that need regular fertilising and love sun (six hours plus during summer) and need good pruning to […]

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BSA Business – Important Reminders

BSA fees are due this month and are as follows: Membership Joining fee $12.00 Annual fee $35.00 Students $25.00 Family (at same address) $40.00   For your information here are the demonstrators for the first half of this year. February […]

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