September Meeting Report

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An excellent meeting when we concentrated on juniper styling and development with Club member Peter sharing his knowledge and experiences with these trees.  He brought two of his own to the meeting and admits that he is rather fond of Itoigawa. Giving a brief history on their development, he explained that personally he prefers a rounded mound of healthy, mature foliage, as opposed to the more open and splayed
out styles or pom poms.  The vigour of junipers is in their foliage and this is where the maintenance is most important.  The presentation covered all aspects of juniper development.  It was interesting to note that styling seems to fall into two camps – either following the rigid, traditional Japanese standards or those of the more flamboyant Western-European influence.
The Club’s display table again indicated members’ keen interest in the topic of the evening with a very generous contribution of different…

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