And some more photos over on the IBC Forum
And some more photos over on the IBC Forum
Thought I’d share this here for all those UK based enthusiasts. In fact, that’s rather restrictive, feel free to attend from wherever you are!
I have cut and pasted the below info from the Facebook page recently set up. I have clicked the ‘Maybe’ button for attendance but I’ll have to wait until closer to the time before I know if I can attend. Seeing who is doing the organising, I can assure you that this will be a quality event.
On behalf of the organising team, I am pleased to announce that an exciting national UK Shohin Bonsai show dedicated to smaller bonsai, will be held on Sunday, March 24th 2013. This exciting national event is being organised by Mark & Ritta Cooper and Bob Bailey, with the support of the Bristol Bonsai Society, the British Shohin Association, and the Federation of British Bonsai Societies.
This will be the only UK national exhibition dedicated to Shohin bonsai in 2013 and will be a “must visit event” for all Shohin Bonsai enthusiasts.
The final one from the trip.
The second instalment. If you don’t like the music, tough 🙂 I think they’re a class act 🙂
Part 1 of 3. Would have added these earlier but YouTube uploading is being an arse!!
John Brocklehurst, as well as exhibiting at the weekend, also had a trade stand. His beautiful ji ita boards could be seen all over the exhibit stands. One was kindly loaned to me for my accent.
This was his display.
John also made a great double act with Mr Warren during the auction. Here’s Trev and Trev in action 🙂
Who dropped one??!! 🙂
Visit John’s Blog by clicking the image below.
Another trader at the weekend was Andy Pearson aka Stone Monkey Ceramics. Andy’s pots looked great. I was jumping between all the potters trying to find a pot for a Cotoneaster that I have and I was unable to get the right size and shape. [same old story] I have loads of Walsall pots and even a few Ian Baillie ones too. I decided that I wanted a Stone Money pot and the one I liked and needed the most was in the auction! I managed to get it 🙂
Don’t take my word for it, go and see how good the pots are for yourself, just click the image below.
Plenty of things impressed me at the weekend and not just the Exhibition itself. I was also delighted to have the opportunity to buy from a few of the trade stands.
My first purchases, albeit small ones, were from Suteki, Simon Haddon, Bonsai monkey. He’s even more names than me 😀 He had a small but packed display and I took up one of his great offers for multi purchases. When I eventually get them planted up, I’ll share the results here.
In the mean time, here’s his stand.
This is Simon’s tree, a Lonicera that won a Certificate of Merit.
Click on the image below to go to Simon Pots and Accent Plants.
and this one to visit Simon’s Blog
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Here’s a Gallery of some more of the exhibits.
Here are a few of the award winners at the weekend along with some fantastic Certificate of Merit Winners as well.
My own Maple to start. Best Deciduous Chuhin.
My favourite tree in the show, John Armitage’s Juniper winner of best Shohin Conifer.
Dave Hanna’s Common Juniper, Best Conifer Chuhin.
Mark and Ritta Cooper’s Zelkova, Best Deciduous Shohin. Perfect little tree.
best Shohin Composition, the Coopers again.
The Best Tree/Pot combo, Again, the Coopers.
Best Mame Composition amazing display by Bob Bailey who managed to make the journey home far faster due to a lighter car 🙂 Thanks again Bob for bringing the slab up for me. Hope the wine was to your liking.
Best Mame Bonsai, Bob’s Black Pine.
Fiona Wallace’s Shohin Composition Merit Award
Les Story’s Blackthorn winning a merit award for Deciduous Chuhin.
Ashfield Bonsai Club, best Collaborative Composition
Sue Summers Juniper Merit award for Shohin Conifer
Bill Gordon’s Chinese Elm Merit Award Deciduous Chuhin.
Caroline Steward, merit award for this Juniper in the Chuhin Conifer class.
Bill Gordon, Mame Bonsai merit Award for this little Lonicera
It was part of this Collaboration composition from the lads from Wirral Bonsai Society.
Simon Hadden’s wonderful Lonicera winning a merit award in the European origin class.
Surrey heath Bonsai Society merit award winners for their Mame Composition.
Merit Award winning Acer from Simon and Gill Richardson in the Deciduous Shohin class.
Mike Rayson’s Merit Award for this Yew in the Chuhin Conifer Class.
Another European Origin Merit Award for the Privet in the Wirral Bonsai Society Display.
Ray Columbe’s Juniper winning the nearly there class and the lovely pot awarded by Walsall Ceramics.
Apologies for those that are missing, trying to remember them all is a task in itself!
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