November Auction and Workshop Details

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Wessex Bonsai Auction :

During our November session Tuesday 14th 7-9pm we will be holding our Wessex Bonsai Club Auction. Planning is in full swing, if you have anything to put in please can you email with information regarding the auction piece and any reserve costs (plus reason behind the reserve) e.g. pot £30.00
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Special Workshop in November : 

We are pleased to announce that Geoff Crowe will give the Club a talk on Beech Trees on Sunday November 26th at 9.30am. Geoff has many years experience on growing these trees as bonsai
and it should make a most interesting morning. If you have a Beech tree, bring it along. If you haven’t come anyway!

The monthly Sunday workshops are 9am -1pm.

For further calendar details check out our Diary Dates.

September Bonsai Tips

sept bonsai tips


This month could be hot and dry, so you might need to maintain watering, but if the opposite happens then you will need to protect from over watering with rain.

If you need to fertilise still then this needs to be done with a liquid feed so that this is quickly absorbed as solid feeds could take a few weeks to break down. Use mainly potash or phosphorus fertilisers with little nitrogen which, along with carefully watering will greatly enhance the autumn colours.

Early flowering bonsai will benefit from repotting new into a larger pot along with quince and pomegranate, add extra soil so as not to disturb the roots nor should you root prune, as this will encourage flowering in the spring. Its possible to revert back to a smaller pot when flowering has finished as you can then root prune after flowering but not before.

Now’s the time to keep an open eye for insects looking for their winter quarters. Trees, especially deciduous, wired in the spring should now be set and the wires can be removed, if still movement, then rewire, if you do not remove now you could end up with wire marks on the branches.

Wessex Bonsai Sunday Workshop