What to do in May

What glorious weather we have had so far for autumn. During lockdown I have been busy repotting some of my evergreen species (not conifers) and generally tidying up the area out the back where my collection lives. It’s amazing how […]

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HANDY HINT- Bread Bag Closures: Lee Wright

Are we missing a cheap bonsai aid by throwing out the plastic tabs that seal the bread bags? They are easy to clip around a small branch and can help keep track of certain tasks without having a plastic marker […]

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What to do in April

We are certainly living in interesting times, with most of us confined mainly to home as a result of COVID-19. What a great opportunity to get out among your trees and give them the attention they have possibly lacked over […]

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Cancellation of BSA Meeting & Workshop

Hello BSA Members It is with regret that our BSA meetings and workshops will be cancelled until further notice due to the corona virus. Good news is that the newsletter will continue to keep you up to date.

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Clinton’s Banksia

Clinton brought this lovely little tree to the February meeting to illustrate how good Australian natives are for bonsai. This is a dwarf variety and like all Banksia serrata, it has wrinkled, grey, knobbly bark and shiny green serrated leaves. […]

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February Demonstration Recap: Clinton Nesci

Clinton choose a neglected literati Juniper procumbens that had been languishing in the back of the nursery without much attention for some time and needed ‘a new style for the New Year!’ Literati trees are very different from fuller style […]

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March Demonstrator is Andrew Edge.

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

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What to do in March

Recent, much appreciated rain has meant that any time saved from the need for constant watering over summer, has now been substituted with the need to weed! It’s important to keep your trees as weed free as possible. Weeds will […]

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