Wisteria Maintenance

Why Doesn’t My Wisteria Flower? Age Pruning Sunlight Fertilising Potting Watering We will look at each of these topics and see how this information can help to achieve a healthy wisteria. It is important to mention that I live in […]

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Pyracantha Potential

I picked up a little beauty at the BSA sale table on Friday. Yes, the early bird gets the pyracantha. It has age, character and is small… all the things I look for. In its purchased state it was out […]

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Bonsai is Art: 2018 Show

This year’s show was excellent with many visitors commenting on the number and variety of trees displayed. With more than a hundred and thirty bonsai and companion plants to accompany them that is no understatement! Trees ranged from the spectacular […]

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September’s Demonstration by Andrew Edge

Andrew did a fantastic demonstration at September’s meeting, using an enormous rock that once resided in an aquarium and a variegated juniper that had he had styled in a master class with Yannick Kiggen (Belgium) at this year’s Bonsai Week […]

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October Demonstrator: Sean Hood

If you missed Shaun’s demonstration last year, on root over rock with a twist, don’t make the same mistake again. Shaun is an extremely talented bonsai artist whose work is represented in the National Collection of Bonsai and Penjing in […]

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What to do in October

October sees the continuation of repotting and pruning in our bonsai collections. Watering should now be done daily, unless rain occurs. Be sure to check afterwards that the soil is moist and the rain has penetrated the soil. As usual […]

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OUR SHOW: 14-16th SEPTEMBER at the HARVEY LOWE PAVILION

With only two weeks to go until our show, hopefully you’ve chosen your display and they are looking good. We hope to better label the trees this year returning to the previous format of common name, scientific name and years […]

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THE TOPS WEEKEND

As usual, the Illawarra Bonsai Society’s Tops Weekend was great fun with lots to learn. The ‘all women cast’ did not disappoint with our own Paulette De Martin, Avril Stanley (Brisbane) and Ruth McClucas (Canberra Native Bonsai Club) each bringing […]

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