This show is exactly how a bonsai show should be, lot's of great trees, excellent venue and facilities and great people.
This doesn't happen by accident, it's down to the hard work of Peter and Jean Snart and the members of the BSA committee and lots of helpers & people taking the time and making the effort to put on a ball bustingly excellent show.
Anyhoo enough of my ramblings here are some pictures of my favourite trees and displays.
Les Storey's Blackthorn
Simon & Gill's Maple
Mr Warrens White Pine
Look at the moss on that.....some may say anal.....many now say Trev
Fiona's awesome accent...she did tell me the name of it but I am a cabbage and forget things.
Update: Fioan's plant is a Fritillaria michailovskyi....many thanks Fiona.
Peter Tombs Itoigawa Juniper
Mark & Ritta's Red Pine & Trident Maple
Mike Rose's Black Pine & Zelkova
John Armitages Chinese Elm in a Walsall Ceramics pot.
John Armitages beautiful composition
Mr Armitages white pine
Simon Haddons accent planting, note the frog to the left, a lovely touch.
Mark & Ritta's White Pine....sazzin frazzin Dick Dastardly
Fionas pine in a lovely pearskin pot
John Armitages display, Junper, Chinese Elm, Quince, Zelkova and White Pine
I've just had a fantastic weekend at Willowbog bonsai nursery taking part in the British Shohin Association show.
This show just gets better & better, the quality of the trees and displays were awesome.
I am happy to say that there were quite a few of my stands in use at the show, I've added some of the pictures below:
My favourite composition from the show, displayed by John Armitage on one of my sycamore ji ita boards
Peter Warrens fantastic, aged white pine, the bark was incredible. Displayed on a sycamore ji ita board.
Graham Walkers Korean Hornbeam on a mahogany ne taku
Larch on a walnut ne taku
My zelkova on a walnut ji ita
My white pine on a chinese root stand sat on one of my sycamore ji ita boards.
Lovely accent on my elm ji ita
Fiona's lovely accent on an oak mini ji ita
One of Bob Baileys stunning mame on an Ash mini ne taku
My potentilla on the newly finished elm root stand, sat on an oak ji ita
My chuhin Hinoki on a burr oak ji ita, displayed with my potentilla (pictured above).
Peter Snart very kindly allowed me to peddle my wares over the weekend.
Sales went very well, many thanks to everyone that bought something, I hope that you'll enjoy using them in your displays.
Fiona Wallace's stunning winter flowering jasmine, a beautiful tree and part of Fionas award winning display.
I hope you enjoy the pictures, I'll add more pictures of the trees on display later.