GROUP PLANTING DEMONSTRATION
It’s not every club that is as lucky as we are to have one of the country’s leading bonsai growers, JohnTrott as our President , so here we were only a week or so after John was featured so lavishly in The Telegraph -see The Man behind British Bonsai hanging on his every word during his demonstration of group planting.
We progressed from the planting of some very small Japanese Larch to seeing some similar groups that he had done in earlier years and being able to see what work was then required as they matured.
John then demonstrated a planting of some Pseudolarix, Golden Larch and a group of young Crab Apples, all compositions of tree grouping that should look splendid in a few years. One could appreciate that these group plantings can achieve something very attractive, with modest outlay in a much shorter time than individual trees. I am sure that even our more advance members went home with some new snippets of information, I know I have trimmed my Larch groups this morning. Many thanks John for a very informative evening
Tree of the Month Competition – Group Plantings
This months careless mistake was getting the photo above wrong to start with, an eagle eyed Tony soon spotted the faux pas and it has been duly corrected
The Judges scores and comments – For the full results of both the members voting and the judges scores and comments follow this link for the March Critique ToTM Critique sheet Mar 2016