THIS MONTH’S DEMONSTRATOR: Allan Peck

llan has been doing bonsai since 2004 when a birthday gift and a demonstration at the Campbelltown Bonsai Club’s show hooked him. He has held President and Vice President roles in the Campbelltown and Newcastle Bonsai Clubs and has given […]

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Jaaryd Bailey at the Central Coast Bonsai Club

With boarders opened at last, there has been the opportunity to see interstate bonsai artists demonstrate again, even if there’s a bit of travel involved. Jarryd Bailey, from Montane Bonsai in Tasmania, has been a visiting demonstrator at both Bonsai […]

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Around my Bonsai Benches by Lee Wright

ACCENT PLANTS I prefer small trees, mini, shohin with a few medium… arthritis in my hands… scourge of ageing. I enjoy creating beautiful trees with these sizes but the downside is having small enough accent plants. I have started collecting […]

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Bonsai Reshaped at the National Arboretum

As always, the team at the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection of Australia in Canberra organised an excellent event in Bonsai Reshaped. The workshops with Scott Martin and Jarryd Bailey were full and enjoyed greatly by all those involved. All […]

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What to do in April

While the weather remains warm, it’s a good time to repot many species, particularly evergreens like pyracantha, cotoneasters, olives and star jasmine etc. Most can also be repotted in early spring, but I prefer autumn, as the daytime temperatures are […]

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Angle Change: Lee Wright

I got this Kunzea ambigua from the native nursery in Heathcote and lost any stying ideas when I looked at it at home. In the end, after cutting away what I didn’t feel I could use I decided to plant […]

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March Demonstrator: Clinton Nesci

As always, Clinton presented a very interesting and informative demonstration on dwarf species and in particular, a dwarf Banksia serrata, known as Cape York variety at the nursery. Clinton pointed out that some banksias are better than others when it […]

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April Demonstrator: Hugh Grant

April brings the very talented Hugh Grant as our demonstrator. Well known and admired for his work with native species, particularly yamadori, Hugh is also very adept in designing and styling exotic species as well. Having trained at Mirai, with […]

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February Demonstrator: Andrew Edge

Andrew is a regular demonstrator, workshop leader and good friend to our club and is known for his knowledge and friendly and thoughtful style. Bonsai has been a twenty-three year obsession for Andrew and this certainly shows in his knowledge […]

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Demonstrator for 2021

Andrew Edge 2nd Feb 7.30pm West Pennant Hills Community Hall 42 Hill Street, West Pennant Hills Clinton Nesci 2nd March 7.30pm West Pennant Hills Community Hall 42 Hill Street, West Pennant Hills Hugh Grant 6th April 7.30pm West Pennant Hills […]

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