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.