Author Archives: Michael Cooper

January 2019 Meeting

We are very fortunate at the Taunton and Somerset Bonsai Club to have that well know professional bonsai grower John Trott as our Club President, who even though he is nearing the grand total now of one hundred  RHS Gold … Continue reading

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Topical Tips Dec 2018

Every Tree of the Month Competition is accompanied by the Critique notes which mark each tree very precisely under a variety of headings, foliage, roots trunk etc. Those notes are well worth following for their tips and  advice on tree … Continue reading

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December 2018 AGM

Howard and Andy Club President John Trott paid tribute this evening to Howard and Andy on their joint retirement from their positions as Chairman and Secretary of our Club and presented them with a personal present from him of a … Continue reading

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November 2018 Club Auction Night

This is the third year running now that we have held our auction in November and possibly as members have had the previous two  years to refine their tree collections, sort out their surplus pots and polish up their spare … Continue reading

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October 2018 Meeting.

A Workshop Evening and Colleague Auction T. & S. B. C  member Tony looks like a man whose passion for his trees brings him a lot of pleasure and contentment, showing that the therapeutic value of the art of Bonsai … Continue reading

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September 2018 Meeting

We can’t all achieve trees like Roger W’s glorious Acer above straight away, it takes a long time or a deep pocket to get such results but as there are a number of new members within our group now tonight’s … Continue reading

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August 2018. Meeting

The President’s Challenge After the success of last years competition John came up with another challenge for us this year, to create a bonsai related scheme in a miniature supermarket shopping basket. The Shopping Trip The outright winner came from … Continue reading

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July 2018 – Cup Winners! Our Annual Night Out and club news

I had almost finished this monthly report of our activities, a few words about our Annual Outing and news about a couple of shows. I was almost ready to press publish when the following photo arrived in my mailbox courtesy … Continue reading

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June 2018 Meeting

A Critique Meeting Every so often we have a Critique Meeting when two of our bonsai elders share their years of experience and offer advice and tips to other members who bring their trees along to be the subjects of … Continue reading

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2018 Our Annual Show

I think this is the fourth or fifth show that I have helped with and every year I think it  gets better. For what I always think of as a small club I reckon we put on a jolly good … Continue reading

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