August 2016 Newsletter

By on August 10, 2016 in Monthly news letter

This Months’ Meeting:


At the end of the evening, those interested in purchasing the group worked on during the evening will have the opportunity . The cost is far less than anything of similar quality that you could buy commercially. £1.00 per tree plus a small cost for materials, wire , tray and soil – £12.00 per group.

Although bonsai are most commonly grown and displayed as solitary trees, in nature are more commonly seen in groups as forests or woodlands, so why not produce bonsai in this truly natural way. Group plantings can replicate a number of trees growing together in a copse, wood or a forest and reflect the interplay         between the trees and their branches as they compete for light and nutrients.

Whilst individual bonsai specimens can take many years of training to create a good image of a mature tree, a well designed group can be produced really quite rapidly from young immature saplings and can be far more instantly satisfying. Successful groups can be created using young, thin trunked plants, that would otherwise would take many years before you could them as individual bonsai specimens. Successful group plantings are not so reliant on the material used; it is the artists creativity that makes for satisfying results.

Next months meeting: Tuesday, 20th September

Malcolm will be talking on the subject of winter preparation—a subject often not prepared for until it is too late and you have lost trees. In recent years winters have been mild but we have had a very early cold snap that has caught people unawares.

Remaining Shows This Year

September 10,11th Greenwood Bonsai Bash, Greenwood Bonsai Studio, Ollerton Rd. Nottingham

Bonsai Exhibition, Styling demos. Refreshments available.

September 18th Bonsai Boot Sale

The Hertfordshire Garden Centre’. In Redbourne, Hertfordshire (Next to the Herts County Show Ground)

September 25th North London Bonsai Autumn Show. Sunday 25th September 2016 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. featuring more than 20 of the best individual tree in the country together with club display from the host and 4 other bonsai clubs. Demos and trade stands

October16th The Bonsai Traders Association, Autumn Show Elsecar Heritage Centre, Barnsley, Yorkshire. The perfect opportunities to get bonsai essentials. For more information contact Corin Tomlinson Phone: 0115 9205757 Email:

October 23rd. Heathrow Bonsai Show 1000 – 1600.hrs 30 Clubs Exhibiting, 20 Plus Traders, Demos. NEW VENUE: Harlington Sports Centre, Pinkwell Lane, Hayes, Middlesex. UB3 1PB. Adults:£3 OAP/Children: £2, Refreshments Details: Mark & Ming Chen Tel. 07850.771201


South Staffs Committee

Please give very serious thought to offering your services and joining the committee of South Staffs. We have in recent years lost 2 very active committee members and we have one who rarely appears. So we are looking for someone with a little time to spare and a few bright ideas.

If the club is to survive we need helpers, please come forward and offer.

See Dave, Barry or Malcolm tonight.

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