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FOBBS Chelsea stand 2015 the big build.

16 May

Friday is the first day that Reg and his team from around the FOBBS clubs set up the stand at the famous Chelsea flower show, to promote bonsai to thousands of visitors during the week.

  
Once we had worked out where we were located inside the floral marquee, having not realised our stand number was on the pass we were wearing! We were happy to see the stand was quite level which would help greatly.

   
 

This is our view up on the stand looking out over the marquee. 

  
So on with the build and good progress up to lunch time.

   
 

After a quick pitstop it was on with getting the edging timbers in that crisp up the finish.

   

By the end of the day we had the gravel in place and all in the right bits in the right places. 

   

The stand is just the back drop to the main event, the bonsai. Even great trees on a shoddy stand won’t look as good as is your not really seeing the stand as its pleasing on the eye and not jarring it. So over the weekend the stars will be added and final touches will hopefully catch the judges eye for a decent medal. 

On the way out to catch the train home we got a sneak look at a few of the gardens down the main avenue.

   
       

Some of you may recognise the chap in the flat cap from the Great Chelsea garden programme Sean seemed quite relaxed in his garden and it looked good you will have to watch TV to see it as it would not be fair to show it now.

  
I will update the blog with pictures I hope someone will send me during the week.

This link on Swindons blog shows some more  of the stand.

http://swindon-bonsai.co.uk/2015/05/17/build-up-to-chelsea/

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Shohin UK 2 bonsai show 2015

21 Mar

Sorry for a late post on last weeks shohin show. This was the second Shohin UK in Bristol, it was a long wait with the first show back in 2013. It was a huge success and credit to the Coopers and the team for staging another high quality show. Well done to all that put together some super exhibits all very well presented. We need to keep up the momentum for shohin shows so where are we going next year? 

                                                                              

The 85th Meifu-ten 2015 part 1

25 Jan

The Meifu-ten is not one many enthusiasts in the west know about, but it is a large show and as its the 85th show been around a long time. Located in Nagoya in a huge what feels like an aircraft hanger it was light but a little chilly (trees were happy). The pictures are not superb all taken with phone but you get the idea.

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This tokanoma is what greets you as you walk in, the pine was collected many years ago.

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Part 2 soon.

Heathrow bonsai show 2014

26 Oct

This was a great, great show not organised by a club or a huge national committee, but a dedicated pair of enthusiastic hobbyist in the form of Mark & Ming. Self financed and aided by a loyal team of helpers. Great new venue, but same superb catering with breakfast and lunch given to exhibitors which all appreciated so much.
18 club and group displays showed the diverse way in which trees are displayed.
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O and I purchased a new pot!

Link to some more pictures of the Shohin trees.

http://swindon-bonsai.co.uk/2014/11/03/shohin-heathrow-bonsai-show/

Whoops !

8 Oct

A Good friend got me this antique stand from Japan a month ago, it needed a good tidy up and clean. It started well with allot of gunk coming off, but when I thought a joint was a bit out of line it just seemed to end up in bits.

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So out with the glue, and having got the joints cleaned up it was back together again.

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Well if it’s strong enough (from my repair) then I hope to use it Sunday at the Capel manor bonsai show. You will have to wait to see the finished result.

Sutton club show

4 Aug

This month was our evening club show and social.

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I seem to miss a few trees down the middle sorry to owners for this.

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My trees.

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Third place.

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Second place.

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Winner 2015.

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Great social evening well done all.

2nd International Magical Bonsai Accents Exhibition, Saturday July 19th

20 Jul

It was a huge honour this weekend to be part of a superbly organised and high class show dedicated to all the versions of items used to compliment our bonsai. A friendly atmosphere and a good bacon butty made it a special day to be part of.

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I urge you to see for yourself next time this wonderful show is held.