Noelanders 2018 a report by club members.
Text by Jon B and Photos by Geoff unless stated otherwise
After many months of meticulous planning five members of the Taunton club set off on a pilgrimage to the Noelanders show in Belgium, hoping to witness some of the very best trees that our European bonsai friends have created. However the meticulous planning was shown thrown when one anonymous person realised that they had forgotten their passport
Michael Tran demonstrating to the Taunton and Somerset Club contingent
Photo courtesy Bonsai Empire
After a whole day of travel we pulled up to the accommodation, stiff and tired from the journey – this had better be worth it! The anticipation over dinner that night was palpable. As the weak winter sunlight dawned next morning and we all enjoyed the delight of a traditional Dutch breakfast (I had joking warned my friends that this was…
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Every spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to love and here in Somerset some young and not so young members of our club turn their thoughts to the spring re-potting of their precious trees.
The view above of our meeting at Taunton is probably very typical of bonsai club nights throughout the country at this time of year as the longer days with their few extra hours re-ignite the flame of enthusiasm and we urge to get on and do something with our bonsai.
Photo courtesy Bonsai Empire at their Noelanders 2018 demonstration stand
This year of course we were lucky enough to have amongst us some members who had just returned from the bonsai pilgrimage to Noelanders 2018 in Belgium where they can be seen in this photo above advising Michael Tran what to do next at his demonstration workshop.
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