December 2019 Meeting

There is no demonstration next month but this does not mean that nothing is happening. Come along and join us for our AGM followed by the BSA Christmas party. Always fun!

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What to do in November

November usually seems to me to be a time of constant pruning, weeding and fertilising. Spring growth will continue in your bonsai collection and one must be mindful of keeping vigorous trees trimmed to encourage short internodes, particularly in deciduous […]

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Peter Warren is Coming to Australia

Peter is one of United Kingdom’s leading Bonsai professionals. His studio and nursery, Saruyama Bonsai, is located in London. Peter studied under Kunio Kobayashi for six years. He is well known and highly regarded in Europe and Japan where he is regularly featured on television and radio. Peter is a published author and well respected translator whose work is featured in bonsai magazines around the world.

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Scenes from BSA Annual Show 2019

Again, thank you so much to all those who helped with our show; from those who displayed trees and/or gave demonstrations to the very hard working volunteers who set up and pulled down the show and those who manned the […]

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September Demonstrator Recap: Leong Chong

Once again, Leong delivered a great talk illustrating how one can raise one’s bonsai practice from the ordinary to a more sophisticated and pleasing level. Leong very kindly provided the information quoted directly below. ‘There are many elements of a […]

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What to do in October

October is a busy period as this is the time when most growth happens on the trees in our bonsai collections. Watering should now be done daily, unless rain occurs. Be sure to check afterwards that the soil is moist […]

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August Demonstrator Recap: Allan Harding

Last month, Allan gave a thought-provoking presentation on how to develop one’s artistic skill with bonsai and/or penjing. Using Sydney artist Lindy Lee’s advice to young visual artists, Allan introduced us, through example, to the art of appropriation and its […]

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What to do in September

After a mild July, where I was concerned all my deciduous trees would come into leaf early, the balance was restored by a very cold August, which confirmed that the season was still very much winter! Now, at last, we […]

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