2018 Meeting Calendar

16th January 2018 7:30pm:

Tree Critique. Bring your trees and gain valuable advice on how to improve them. Tree of the Month.

Tasks for January: Trees need protecting from heavy rainfall and freezing winds. Do not feed this month.


20th February 2018 7:30pm:

John Armitage visits for a talk and critique of Shohin. Tree of the Month.

Tasks for February: A busy month with branches that have died back trimmed, protect from frosts. Prepare for repotting. Only feed evergreens with a balanced feed that are not being repotted.


20th March 2018 7:30pm:

Simon Temblett talk about ageing techniques for bonsai. Tree of the Month.

Tasks for March: Repot and root prune bonsai, but not flowering species.


17th April 2018 7:30pm:

Five Tree Night, bring your tools and help develop a new Bonsai. Tree of the Month.

Tasks for April: Shelter newly repotted trees. Protect from late frosts. Repot Pines. Feeding schedules can start but do not feed newly potted trees or trees in flower.


15th May 2018 7:30pm:

John Hanby talk on development and refinement of bonsai. Tree of the Month.

Tasks for May: Beware late frost and excessive sun during the day. Keep your eyes peeled for any wires cutting into trees.


19th June 2018 7:30pm:

Club show and competition in the Church Hall. Selection of trees for public show. Tree of the Month.

Tasks for June: Leaf prune appropriate trees and wire. Keep eyes open for pests that will creep up if not watched. Water thoroughly.


17th July 2018 7:30pm:

David Cheshire talk about developing bonsai from seeds and cuttings. Tree of the Month.

Tasks for July: Water thoroughly. Protect from prolonged sun.


21st August 2018 7:30pm:

Arnold Davies presentation on styling literati bonsai. Tree of the Month.

Tasks for August: Change feeding to low or no Nitrogen. Trim long growth. Maintain watering.


18th September 2018 7:30pm:

Bonsai Workshop. Bring your trees and get advice and help to improve them. Tree of the Month.

Tasks for September: Wire new growth, reduce watering to suit trees.


16th October 2018 7:30pm:

Society auction of Bonsai, pots and associated items. A great night to pick up a bargain. Tree of the Month.

Tasks for October: Repot evergreens, reduce watering, remove any wires biting into bark.


20th November 2018 7:30pm:

General critique and talk on conifers. Tree of the Month.

Tasks for November: Shelter trees from excess rainfall, general clean up of dead leaves.


18th December 2018 7:30pm:

Society Annual General Meeting and social evening. Tree of the Month awards and election of committee.

Tasks for December: Prune trees as needed, shelter from freezing winds and heavy rainfall, clean up of dead leaves.