Club Meeting Report 2 August 2016

With apologies for lateness – had a few problems getting this completed.
What a fabulous meeting we had with guest speaker Malcolm Hughes, Chairman of FOBBS, who gve a slide presentation followed by practical demonstrations on how to set up a bonsai display stand to advantage with material brought to the meeting.  It was a very full turnout as all eagerly listened on every word.  Involved with bonsai since 1978, Malcolm said there were few Masters in England then, mentioning Dan Barton, Harry Tomlinson as examples. The interest has grown to such an extent in the West that Japan is now reluctant to export premier grade trees out of the country and at very best we have to accept 2nd grade imports.  However, we now have the expertise here of those who can transform available material into magnificent specimens. Malcolm has been a bonsai judge for many years through FOBBS…

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