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Meeting reviews

News, photographs and reviews from recent meetings
Talk by Ming and Mark Moreland  2023

At the October meeting of NBS we were treated to some 'double-talk'. Not what you might expect from that description, but two speakers for the price of one. Fresh from the success of the 12th Heathrow Bonsai Show Mark and Ming Moreland spoke about two very different aspects of bonsai. Mark spoke about recent changes he has made to his programme of propagating cuttings for the purpose of developing Mame and Shohin bonsai, and showing us the ensuing results which are, quite frankly, astonishing.

Ming's approach was from the opposite end of the hobby, when trees have achieved a more finished look and are ready for the exhibition table. Ming spoke about the various forms of accent plantings and other accompaniments in terms of what might be suitable to use, when to use certain items, and how to place them on display.

All in all two very informative and enjoyable presentations, which can be recommended to any club looking for guest speakers.

As usual we had a very good selection of members "table trees" as pictured below. Normally we have the opportunity to talk about them and get advice for improvement, but we ran out of time due to the two excellent speakers above, we could only admire them.

Member's Workshop September 2023

It was a VERY hot evening with the temperature about 30+ degrees but everyone survived while working on their trees, getting and giving advice where requested, plus having a good chat. An enjoyable evening.

As usual we had a very good selection of members "table trees" as pictured below. Each month members display their trees and have the opportunity to talk about them and get advice for improvement.

Member's Swap & Tell + Table Trees, Aug 2023

The first time we tried this format where members bring in a bonsai related item and talk about them. Also an opportunity for members to swap/sell/give away any bonsai items.

We started the evening by two of our founder members giving a talk on how NBS was formed along with some hilarious stories from various coach trips to The Netherlands. 

As usual we had a very good selection of members "table trees" as pictured below. Each month members display their trees and have the opportunity to talk about them and get advice for improvement.

Member's Workshop & Table Trees, July 2023

We had another great turnout for our latest workshop. Plenty of work carried out on trees as well as a lot of chatting, views and advice being exchanged. We welcomed three new members and the return of one of our original members.

As usual we had a very good selection of members trees as pictured below.