November Workshop: Root over Rock Figs with Ian White

This month Ian is leading our workshop and will explain, step by step, how to develop a beautiful root over rock fig bonsai; so gather your figs, your rocks and all the necessary bits and pieces and come along to […]

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November Demonstrator: Brenda Parker

Always knowledgeable and entertaining Brenda Parker is our final demonstrator for 2018. President of the Illawarra Bonsai Society, Brenda is well known as an expert on azaleas, figs, kusamono and suiseki. With forty years experience in bonsai there is not […]

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What to do in October

November is a slightly quieter time for bonsai tasks than other months. However, spring growth will continue and one must be mindful of keeping vigorous trees trimmed to encourage short internodes. Fast growing trees can be trimmed back to two […]

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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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