Author Archives: Michael Cooper

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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May 2018 Meeting

Sadly it was not a very well attended meeting this month though as you can see there were enough folk there to offer David a number of opinions on what to do with his tree. Studied concentration was in the … Continue reading

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April 2018 Meeting

  You know when you start to take your bonsai seriously, it’s when you start to worry about the pot as well as the tree. At our Club meeting in April we were fortunate enough to have an up and … Continue reading

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March 2018 Meeting

Last November John Trott our Club President made a bonsai pilgrimage with his wife Anne and a couple of fellow enthusiasts Mark and Phil to Taiwan for the Bonsai Clubs International Convention  and the Asia- Pacific Bonsai and Viewing Stone … Continue reading

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February 2016 meeting

Re-potting workshop Every spring a young man’s fancy lightly  turns to love and here in Somerset some young and not so young members of our club turn their thoughts to the spring re-potting of their  precious trees. The view above … Continue reading

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Noelanders Trip 2018

Noelanders 2018 a report by club members. Text by Jon B and Photos by Geoff unless stated otherwise After many months of meticulous planning five members of the Taunton club set off on a pilgrimage to the Noelanders show in … Continue reading

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