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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February 2021 Demonstrator: Andrew Edge

Andrew is our first demonstrator for 2021 and brings great experience, deep knowledge and a sense of humour to his demonstrations which are always enjoyable. Whether it’s exotics or natives, Andrew’s enthusiasm for all bonsai is infectious (maybe not the […]

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CANBERRA BONSAI SOCIETY SHOW 2020

Last month, despite the obstacles, Canberra Bonsai Society held their annual show and what a success it was. People queued quietly (and with social distancing it was a long queue) and once inside had the opportunity to buy all things […]

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APPRENTICE BONSAI: Lee Wright

Apprentice bonsai can be a bit odd with the stylist seeing future growth but others seeing only what their eyes see and doubting any future. This little Kunzea ambigua is a great example. It was obviously older stock at a […]

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NBPCA EARLY OCTOBER

Also at the NBPCA is this familiar pine.

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PORTULACARIA AFRA- JADE : DON DELUCA

When jade is taken as cuttings, it’s very important to remember that you are dealing with a succulent. If the base of the cutting is not allowed to dry out for a few days the inner wood can rot out […]

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