2018 Demonstators

For your information here are the rest of this year’s demonstrators: June 5th Joe Morgan Paylor July 3rd Leong Chong August 7th Ray Nesci September Andrew Edge 14th, 15th and 16th September our annual bonsai show “Bonsai Art” October 2nd […]

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Choosing the right pot for your bonsai

(Reprinted by courtesy of Sydney City Bonsai Club) At the May meeting Lee Wright gave a great talk about bonsai pots. Here are some notes from her talk. “You change your clothes to suit the occasion and so you should […]

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Can’t Help Myself

After attending the AABC Conference in Melbourne, I was motivated to attack my very raw black pine, which was calling out for a drastic work over. The pine had 25cm long candles and required some major reconstruction. I removed the […]

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Our Show: 14 – 16th September at the Harvey Lowe Pavillion

We have our show dates at last and this means we have until mid-September (just six short weeks) to get our trees ready for display. Why not display a tree or two this year and get them ready at our […]

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Things to do in August

The days have finally started to get a bit warmer, although there are surely some cold nights still to come. For this reason any newly trimmed or repotted trees need protection from the weather, particularly if fresh, soft new growth […]

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July Demonstration: Leong Chong

How does one deal with helping students style trees over time? With one’s own trees there is an ongoing plan (hopefully!) and relationship but how does a bonsai teacher keep a tree moving forward that he/she may only see once […]

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Helpful Hint

It has been such a warm lead up to winter and many deciduous trees are yet to lose their leaves. For these trees a period of dormancy is important, so if your deciduous trees still have their foliage, it should […]

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June Demonstration by Joe Morgan-Payler

For this demonstration, Joe used a forty year old Japanese black pine that had once been part of a group setting planted on a slab. He chose this tree as it had character and good ramification with which to work […]

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