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.