Sunday, 19 May 2013

British Shohin Association workshop day

I had a great day yesterday taking part in a workshop organised by the British shohin association.
Peter Warren and John Armitage were press ganged into running the workshop which entailed a discussion on how to grow and maintain junipers in our UK climate.
Peter and John then helped the workshop attendees with advice on styling and maintenance of trees they had bought along to the workshop.
Many thanks to Peter, John and Graham Walker of the BSA who organised the day.
John Armitage bought along several junipers from his collection which he used to set up an impressive display for us to drool over.
Unfortunately I didn't take any pictures of the workshop but here are some pictures of the junipers John Armitage bought along with him.
Tissues at the ready people........

John Armitage working on an Itoigawa juniper.
John has studied at Taisho-en nursery in Japan several times over the last few years and has a great understanding of how to develop and display shohin bonsai in the UK.
I would highly recommend taking the time to book a private or club workshop with John if you are interested in taking your shohin bonsai to another level.
John's Junipers....if you look closely you'll see some of my stands used for the display.....happy days !

1 comment:

  1. Hi Bud, shame I missed a great day, maybe next time. Did catch-up with Mr W the weekend before to do some work - which was nice. Keep well mate and c u soon,