2020 Meeting Calendar

21st January 2020 7:30pm:

Corin Tomlinson - first styling of conifers.

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

18th February 2020 7:30pm:

Bonsai Workshop.

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.

17th March 2020 7:30pm:

Five Tree Night.

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

21st April 2020 7:30pm:

John Hanby - Advice Night.

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.

19th May 2020 7:30pm:

Q & A Session.

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

16th June 2020 7:30pm:

Andy Hardman - Shohin Display.

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

21st July 2020 7:30pm:

Annual Club Show.

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

18th August 2020 7:30pm:

Society auction of Bonsai, pots, and associated items.

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

15th September 2020 7:30pm:

David Cheshire - rock planting from young material.

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

20th October 2020 7:30pm:

Alan Harriman - Suiseki.

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

17th November 2020 7:30pm:

Dave Yarranton - Judging Bonsai.

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

15th December 2020 7:30pm:

Society's Annual General Meeting and social evening.

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