Backtracking – 18 Sep 2016 Workshop

Our Hon President, Frank Mepham, kindly hosted the Cascade Workshop for members.  The weather was good, enabling the event to be held outdoors in the img_1698large, mature garden which has some huge fruit trees.  Frank is well-known in bonsai circles||.  Largely self-taught, he had the opportunity to experiment over the years when a family member, working on a local estate, was able to supply him with plenty of raw material.   He has been a member of Hinckley and Wigston bonsai clubs and his trees have won prizes at many shows over a long period of time.  Frank is coping with poor health now.  A very special  Thank You goes to Frank for his hospitality on this occasion.

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Mike led the instruction and the material used was pre-bonsai Juniperus chinensis ‘Blaauw’.  It was the right time in the year to work with junipers.   The thinking behind this exercise was to…

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