On a night which we hope will become an annual event a room of full eager bidders rallied round to acquire new trees, pots and seedlings whilst raising money for club funds at the same time.
Club President John was auctioneer and wheedled the pennies and pounds out of the members pockets extracting every last possible bid before the gavel fell
From modest twigs which he assured us
really would be splendid trees one day
to items that had a few years behind them and showed real promise John had a good word for them all.
Even soliciting a very brave bid for a carrier bag of unseen bonsai related goodies I just hope the buyer continues to be a member after his evenings purchases
Altogether an entertaining evening when many members went home with something to add to their collections and the club having something to add to it’s balance sheet.
Thanks to Bill again for the photos this month
TREE of the MONTH COMPETITION- Winter Image
Many members having brought along lots for the auction meant that only a few bothered to bring along trees for the monthly competition.
The Advanced Section was won by Jon’s Beech which
was in a pot that I can well understand that he was proud of.
Second in the Advanced Section was Brian’s Prunus Incisa
variety Kojo-no-mai. I bet it looks good in the spring.
The Novices was won by Sara with a majestic Katsura and Michael came second with a colourful Pyracanta
(Katsura- also known as The Candy Floss Tree)