My lion’s head maple in autumn colour
Here is a gallery showing some of the trees in the other club displays at the Barnsley Show that inspired me. Enjoy!
I am still recovering from what was for us, a very satisfying but tiring 2 day trek to the BTA bonsai show in Elescar, Barnsley. Guess what? To our great surprise and delight, our shohin display was awarded first prize.
Here are a few pictures of our display at the event. I must apologise for the quality of some of these images. Lighting in our part of the hall wasn’t ideal for photography and the public interest around our display, throughout the day left very little time for me to take pics of each tree individually.
The Lanarkshire team from left to right are myself, Robert Porch, Jim McMaster, Andy, Maurice Maidment and Ian McMaster
The following 3 pictures are courtesy of Robert Porch
Individual images of most of the trees displayed can be found in this earlier post
I managed to take quite a number of pictures of trees that inspired me in other displays, which I will include in my next post
I mentioned in an earlier post that my local club, the Lanarkshire Bonsai Club, were taking a group shohin display to the Bonsai Traders Association show in Barnsley this Sunday. Today, I have been preparing the 4 trees I will be contributing to that display in readiness for the event.
The first one is this zelkova.
I was asked if I would consider defoliating this tree for the show. I wouldn’t normally do this at this time of year, preferring to wait until the leaves drop off naturally but I did agree so here goes. The next picture shows the tree immediately after defoliation
and then after a trim and tidy up
Thankfully, the others did not require such drastic preparation
Itoigawa Juniper on rock. The next picture show the tree from the selected front. This side shows the best face of the rock. For the purpose of this show it will be displayed from the other side