July 2018 – Cup Winners! Our Annual Night Out and club news


I had almost finished this monthly report of our activities, a few words about our Annual Outing and news about a couple of shows. I was almost ready to press publish when the following photo arrived in my mailbox courtesy of one of our member’s Geoff,  wearing his Salisbury Bonsai Club hat.

the Salisbury CupAdam and Adrian  being presented with the cup for Taunton and Somerset Bonsai Club’s stand winning Best in the Show at Salisbury Bonsai Club 30th Anniversary Show. July 1st. 2018 by Salisbury Club President Ken Hayward.

Read on further for news of this great success at Salisbury

(Thanks guys, well done, now I can get back to rearranging the rest of this report)


IMG_20180711_200117Every year we have an evening out away from our trees and sample the hospitality of some inn or other in Somerset instead, this year our numbers were a somewhat less than…

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August 2018. Meeting


The President’s Challenge

After the success of last years competition John came up with another challenge for us this year, to create a bonsai related scheme in a miniature supermarket shopping basket.
adrian shopping trip

The Shopping Trip

The outright winner came from Adrian, one of our most strict and bonsai rule  observing members, with his take on a shopping trip. Ade  was obviously planning a day on  the beach in all this sunny weather we have had and a picnic including  a pile of Marmite sandwiches, I can see you have a gourmet’s taste then Ade with the herbs to hand as well, an odd mixture but each to his own they say. Think I will stick to cheese and pickle and ham sandwiches and some pork pie.

Many members were away themselves this month or laid low so the number of entries were down this year but included the following.


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