2017 Meeting Calendar

17th January 2017 7:30pm:

Back to Basics with Andy Hardman from Wirral B.S. Tree of the Month.

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

21st February 2017 7:30pm:

Corin Tomlinson returns to talk about Maples and other deciduous trees. 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.

21st March 2017 7:30pm:

Practical repotting evening. Tree of the Month.

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

18th April 2017 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.

16th May 2017 7:30pm:

Bring your trees and benefit from the clubs experience in our Tree Critique night. Learn how to improve your trees health and appearance. 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.

20th June 2017 7:30pm:

Club show in the Church Hall. 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.

18th July 2017 7:30pm:

Bonsai Aesthetics with Arnold Davies. Tree of the Month.

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

15th August 2017 7:30pm:

John Hanby - subject TBC. Tree of the Month.

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

19th September 2017 7:30pm:

Dave Yarranton from Wirral B.S. talking about White Pines. Tree of the Month.

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

17th October 2017 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.

21st November 2017 7:30pm:

Wire Bonsai with Mark Kennerley. Tree of the Month.

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

16th December 2017 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.