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10 Mar, 2019

Club Meeting – General Workshop Day – March 2019

2019-03-12T21:54:39+00:00 March 10th, 2019|Club Activities|1 Comment

The March club meeting centered around a General Workshop Day. Members were asked to bring in trees that needed repotting, pruning, wiring, and styling advice. As Peter detailed in our last post, Autumn is a great time for this type of Bonsai work.  A very interesting variety of Bonsai work was happening all around the [...]

14 Feb, 2019

Autumn repotting

2019-02-14T21:02:21+00:00 February 14th, 2019|Resources|0 Comments

Repotting is probably the single most important and significant technique involved in the successful cultivation of bonsai trees. Not only is autumn repotting possible here in New Zealand, but in some cases recommended. Trees that flower in late winter or early spring, as well as evidence to support native tree repotting. Hardy conifers can also [...]

10 Feb, 2019

Club Meeting – Creating an aged look from young material – February 2019

2019-02-11T13:44:11+00:00 February 10th, 2019|Club Activities|1 Comment

The first club meeting of the year started with a warm welcome to new members and a brief outline of upcoming club events by co-president Melody. Peter gave us a great run down of the National Convention in October that our club is running. For more information please visit the convention website here.From there we [...]

9 Dec, 2018

Nobu Workshop – December 2018

2019-02-09T22:09:30+00:00 December 9th, 2018|Club Activities|0 Comments

After days and days of wind and heavy rain the weekend of our annual workshops with Nobu saw the sun shining on us. With a number of our newer members turning up for the first time on the Saturday, Nobu made sure he included them in the general discussions and expanded on his comments on [...]

2 Dec, 2018

Club Meeting – Pines Part 2 and Xmas Fun – December 2018

2019-02-09T22:03:31+00:00 December 2nd, 2018|Club Activities|0 Comments

The meeting started with the second part about Pines, Les sent some time discussing various pruning techniques, and when to prune the different species of Pine. Les then asked people to come up and help prune his huge Radiata for him! Aaron gave a brief follow up from the Pines Part 1 meeting in August [...]

22 Oct, 2018

Will Baddeley Workshop 2018

2019-02-09T21:40:55+00:00 October 22nd, 2018|Club Activities|0 Comments

Well – what a fabulous day we had! Will arrived with Martin who brought all three of his dremels along (thank goodness). Everyone was very keen to learn about carving but not knowing quite what to expect we all turned up with two or three trees in tow. Will took one look at all the [...]

14 Oct, 2018

2018 Hamilton Bonsai Club Annual Show

2019-02-09T21:10:32+00:00 October 14th, 2018|Club Activities|0 Comments

Setup on Friday allowed us a new layout as the Torii gate is undergoing a refresh in readiness for the convention next year. New backing boards and supports also allowed more flexibility as we now have backing boards for Shohin displays. Between us we managed to put 160 trees of all sizes on display in [...]

7 Oct, 2018

Club Meeting – Grafting – October 2018

2019-02-09T21:01:23+00:00 October 7th, 2018|Club Activities|0 Comments

A great meeting with Brent Barber from WINTEC today. Brent gave a very informative discussion and demo about grafting techniques and why they are used. I'm sure there well be plenty of members wanting to give grafting a try in the coming months.

9 Sep, 2018

Club Meeting – Formal Upright Project Workshop – September 2018

2019-02-09T15:00:57+00:00 September 9th, 2018|Club Activities|0 Comments

The September club meeting focused on a workshop for the Totora Formal upright project. Everyone taking part in the project were asked to bring their Totara along to report, wire and prune. There are some great looking trees starting to take shape. Sandra also [...]

12 Aug, 2018

Club Meeting – Pines Part 1 – August 2018

2019-02-03T16:02:15+00:00 August 12th, 2018|Club Activities|0 Comments

Great afternoon learning about pines. Information on types and styles from Peter and Les, with a wide range of species on the main table. Characteristics of each species of Pine were covered, from looking at needle colour, number and shape to the type of buds to help understand how to tell each species apart. After [...]