2017 Winners | Wessex Show and Open Competition

Wessex Bonsai Open Competition Trophy

Winners list for the 2017 Show

  1. First place Mike Fieldhouse
  2. Second Malcolm Driffield
  3. Third Chris Jefferys
  1. First Bob Savage
  2. Second Malcolm Driffield
  3. Third Chris Jefferys
Flowering / Fruiting

Flowering Fruiting Wessex Bonsai winner 2017

  1. First Tony Oswin
  2. Second Chris Jefferys
  3. Third Anthony Stribling
Self Styled :

Wessex Bonsai Self Styled Winner

  1. First Tony Oswin
  2. Second Anthony Stribling
  3. Third Chris Jefferys
Shohin / Mame :
  1. First Anthony Stribling
  2. Second Tom Buchanan
  3. Third Tony Oswin

Rose Bowl (Overall Best tree in competition)  : Mike Fieldhouse
Anderson Memorial Trophy (Best Tree in competition by Wessex Bonsai Member) : Malcolm Driffield
Best Club Display  : Celtic Knot
Echo cup (Highest number of accumulated points in competition) : Tony Oswin
Jack Ballinger Trophy (Awarded to best special display between Eastleigh, Solent & Wessex Bonsai Societies) : Solent
solent bonsai

Wessex Bonsai Show and Open Exhibition Winners 2017 List  
Swindon Bonsai has also written about the Open Exhibition too.

June Bonsai Tips

june bonsai tips

Early June is the time to leaf prune healthy vigorously growing deciduous trees. Cut all the leaves, but leave as much of the leaf stalk as you can, it will take about three weeks before fresh leaves will appear which are slightly smaller and more to scale. If you have a poorly tree DO NOT leaf prune or if uncertain then remove all the large unsightly ones.

Spraying of trees in the evening when the sun has gone off them will greatly benefit the trees, not just the tops but the underside as well as this will discourage the red spider. Your trees should get as much sun as they can tolerate but do not forget to turn them occasionally to ensure even growth.

Watering morning and evening will be essential now, so do not neglect it. Keep shaping your bonsai by snipping and wiring to your design.

You can also remove all leaves from Maples, and with the next growth of new leaves these will become smaller, ensure all leaves that you want to remove are completed by the end of this month, otherwise they might not grow back in time for a lovely smaller leafed tree in August. If you want to air layer now is the best time to do it.maples June Bonsai Tips Some say this is the best time of the year for seeing your trees at their healthiest, with beautiful new growth and lovely colours, so sit back and enjoy.

We are meeting Tuesday 13th June : Ken Norman – Maples and our workshop Sunday 25th June 2017.