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July 2016 monthly news letter

July 2016 monthly news letter

By on August 9, 2016 in Monthly news letter, NEWS with 0 Comments

July 2016  In Memorium Alan Newson It is with real sadness and a great sense of loss that I have to tell you all that Alan Newson a founder member of South Staffs and a great friend of so many of us, died very suddenly yesterday. He had not enjoyed good health for the last […]

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Creating a Bonsai group planting

Creating a Bonsai group planting

By on July 28, 2016 in FEATURES with 0 Comments

Creating a Bonsai group planting Group plantings replicate a number of trees growing together in a copse, wood or a forest and show the interplay between the trees and their branches as they compete for light and nutrients Spring is the best time of year to create a group planting. First of all choose suitable […]

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Gardeners  World Live 2016

Gardeners World Live 2016

By on July 25, 2016 in SSBS shows with 0 Comments

South Staffs Bonsai Society Exhibit at Gardeners World Live, June 2016 Congratulations to the South Staffs team led by Mark Bentley who designed and assembled the bonsai   display for this years’ Gardeners’ World Live, held this week at the National Exhibition Centre. This was the second occasion that the Society had put on a display […]

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Styling a Juniper

Styling a Juniper

By on July 24, 2016 in FEATURES with 0 Comments

 A semi cascade juniper needing to be styled. take a look and try to imagine how you would style this small juniper before you continue reading the post. Rear view of the same tree.  Decided on design that is a little different,it is to have a low hanging foliage mass, so removed all the upper […]

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Grafting techniques for Bonsai

Grafting techniques for Bonsai

By on May 23, 2016 in FEATURES with 0 Comments

Grafting techniques for Bonsai In Japanese: “Tsugiki” – in grafting you “meld” a stump (the root system and a small portion of the trunk) and a graft (the upper portion of the trunk, including branches) together. This technique is often used to combine strengths of two different plants together in one new plant. For Bonsai, […]

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South Staffs Show 2016.

South Staffs Show 2016.

By on April 27, 2016 in SSBS shows with 0 Comments

South Staffs Bonsai Society Annual Show: 24th April 2016 Once again, the Birmingham Botanical Gardens was the venue for the South Staffs Bonsai Society Annual Show. This year, the Society was delighted to welcome, as participants, members of the Stourbridge Bonsai Society. Both societies put on  impressive displays. Also invited were Mark and Ming Moreland […]

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Displaying Bonsai

By on April 19, 2016 in FEATURES with 0 Comments

BONSAI DISPLAY  Creating a good display is important and has a few simple rules Asymmetric balance and harmony should be achieved in a good display. The aim of a display is to impress the viewer and should be soothing not jarring to the eyes. If the tree has its mass concentrated on the right and […]

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Spirit of Shohin Event at  RHS Wisley 2016.

Spirit of Shohin Event at RHS Wisley 2016.

By on April 17, 2016 in Show reports. with 0 Comments

                 The exhibition hall allowed for 36 displays of Mame, Shohin, Chuhin/Kifu, together with displays from two leading bonsai potters. The standard of the displays achieved in the exhibition was much higher than at previous shohin shows. There were significantly more mame exhibits than previously shows, emphasising the growth in popularity of the smaller trees. […]

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March 2016 – Corin Tomlinson demonstration

March 2016 – Corin Tomlinson demonstration

March 2016 We enjoyed a demonstration of group planting by Corin Tomlinson of Greenwood Bonsai Studio. He worked with over 20 Japanese larch of varying sizes from 24cms. to over 60 cms. A very successful and enlightening as well as entertaining evening.       The completed group    

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