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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Here we go again! This year we have started a second series of workshops with our favourite artist from across the ditch. The first three year programme proved to be very successful and using the old adage “If it isn’t broken—don’t fix it” it was decide we would run a second three year programme. Tony [...]
The July club meeting featured Tony Bebb who was visiting the Hamilton Bonsai Club. During the visit Tony did a Shohin Workshop & Critique, two day weekend workshop as well as working on private collections. The monthly meeting was held at the clubs new venue which is one of the rooms associated with the St [...]
This featured Tony Bebb who was visiting the Hamilton Bonsai Club. It was held at the Cambridge Society of Arts Studio Rooms from 2 to 5:30pm on Saturday 7 July. At the conclusion of the session several who had attended had dinner together in a nearby Thai Restaurant. This was a good time of the [...]
The June meeting started with the club AGM. Many topics were discussed, and the major club positions remained the same. With Les stepping down as club president, we welcomed Melody and Marshall as co-presidents that will work together in tandem.The meeting then moved onto a discussion about Turntables and Bonsai Tools. With various discussions on [...]
May's meeting was all about sharing our knowledge of Maples. Lots of information, a power point presentation by Marshall, handouts & practical tips. Members were shown best varieties (ungrafted) for ease of culture, ramification, trunk development & autumn colour, ie Acer palmatum, Acer campestre (Field Maple) & Acer buergerianum (Trident). [...]
April 22nd saw 13 club members make the trip to the sunny Bay of Plenty to see the collection of Sam Brierley. Sam is well known for his skill in developing trees to a very high standard and the trees we saw on display were very good examples of his skills. From a tiny chamaecyparis [...]
We had a great workshop with Kathy Steyn. She discussed each tree – its merits, faults and future. Then she got to work with her carving tools - carving some trees whilst helping members make improvements with carving, wiring and styling.