Workshop Notes

Last month’s workshop had fewer attendees than we’ve had in recent months, although there was still plenty to do. Figs were still able to be repotted, as the weather was still quite hot, and there was trimming of excess summer […]

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March’s Demonstration: Joe Morgan-Paylor

Well known as a national demonstrator, Joe Morgan-Payler brings a deep knowledge of bonsai and great creativity to all he does. Joe grew up in the temperate rainforests of the Otway Ranges in south-west Victoria and so has always been influenced by the complexity of nature. Interested in bonsai rom his teenage years, Joe eventually went to study in Japan under Mr Urushibata at Taisho-en, to which he has returned many times to refine his skills. A friendly personality combined with insight and knowledge and a background in Fine Arts and Design makes Joe a unique demonstrator and his workshop a great learning experience.

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What to do in March

This summer has been very humid and also quite wet. This has meant that I have had plenty of issues with my trees, such as scale of various types (white wax scale being the worst on some natives), the usual […]

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Workshop Notes

Our workshop last month was interesting and well attended, with some new members creating root over rock fig bonsai. Ingrid also showed us how to expose and work to develop further a fig from her collection, which had previously been […]

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Demonstrators for 2024

All demonstrations below are held at the West Pennant Hills Community Centre, 42 Hill Road, West Pennant Hills and start at 7.30pm

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February 2024 Demonstrator: John Marsh

An elder statesman of Australian bonsai, John started bonsai in 1971. He was founding member of the Nepean Bonsai Society (where he continues to teach), an inaugural member of the AABC and its vice-president for many years. John has demonstrated […]

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What To Do in February

Although we’ve had some hot days this summer, the rain and resulting high humidity have been very prevalent, sometimes making working outside on our trees unpleasant. Some of you may have an indoor area where you can bring trees into […]

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News from the NBPCA

On the 1st of November 2023, Scott Saddler AM, Executive Branch Manager of the National Arboretum Canberra and Leigh Taafe, Curator at the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection of Australia (NBPCA) travelled to Japan to mark a significant moment in […]

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Workshop Notes

All members are reminded that in December there is no workshop meeting on the 3rd Tuesday, but our normal monthly meeting for December (1st Tuesday) is a workshop meeting, with a focus on figs. Our workshop meetings for 2024 will […]

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This Month’s Demonstration/Workshop: Figs

This month is a workshop meeting focusing on ficus. There will be short demonstration/ discussion on figs and the rest of the evening will be an opportunity to work on your own figs. Andrew, Ingrid, Paulette and Sam are extremely […]

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