Leicestershire Bonsai Club – 5 June 2018 Meeting

With apologies to regular readers for lateness of this report.  I ask, Where does the time go?

That could also be said of our last meeting as the time flew with a very full programme delivered by our guest speaker Graham Walker who made it to Leicestershire from his home in Yorkshire and his first visit to the Club.  Graham has been involved with bonsai for over 20 years and now specialises in Mame and Kifu size bonsai but over the years has worked with most sizes.  He has won prizes at UK shows and has visited big shows in Japan where thousands of people attend a four-day event.

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Graham Walker with selection of small tress from his collection

His presentation was on Mame and Shohin size bonsai and the displaying of.  He brought along a selection of his own trees and started by explaining the sizing of bonsai.  As…

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Leicestershire Bonsai Club – Members’ Workshop 16 June 2018

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Carol and her husband Alan were the hosts of this Members’ Workshop at their home in Oadby.  They have been members of the Club for over five years and were pioneers for the Club workshops having hosted the first one five years ago almost to the day.  Carol is currently Club Treasurer and Administrator and sometimes posts web reports on Club activities.

Members’ Workshops are usually monthly during the growing season on a Saturday and hosted by a member at their home.  The idea behind the workshops is to provide practical “hands on” experience and tuition on an informal basis.  It provides an opportunity for dedicated bonsai time in our all too busy lives.  As a Club we cater for all abilities from the beginner to the more experienced up to a trained adviser.  It’s an open workshop in that members can bring any number of trees to work on…

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