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Japanese Trees in the Garden of England

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Please make a note of this date in your diary

The 2nd International MAGICAL BONSAI ACCENTS Exhibition

Will take place on


in the FAILAND VILLAGE HALL, Oxhouse Lane, Failand, BS8 3TS

Open to Visitors from 10.00hrs to 16.00hrs. Admission £5 for adults and £2 for Children 5 – 12

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Enfield Bonsai Group Autumn Show

Some photos of the Capel Manor Show courtesy of Ian from Bonsai eejit, thanks Ian

Bonsai Eejit

 Here are some photos from Enfield Bonsai Group Autumn Bonsai Show held at Capel Manor last weekend courtesy of Dan from the group, thanks mate..

Best Display – John Armitage


Best Tree – Ian Stewardson


Public vote – Mark & Rita Cooper




And a gallery of the rest including club entries and even a few demo pics.

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FOBBS New Talent Competition

Our newly elected chairman made his debut in the UK final of the FOBBS New Talent Competition on Sunday at Capel Manor.  Is some people’s minds there may be some conflict/confusion/concern/consternation that a spaniard was potentially going to represent the UK in the European bonsai federation final in Poland in May 2014. However this situation has been avoided for the moment as Jose was placed a very, very, creditable second to Mark Kennerley from Vale of Clwyd Society.  The contestants drew lots for the tree they were to work with then had 3 hours to perform a transformation on the tree. (We did present him with a flag of Gibraltar so that he could fly the flag for Britain and Spain!!!)
Judged by John Armitage and Reg Bolton the award was given to Mark who produced an informal upright design, the same approach was taken by Jose.  Although we are all disappointed that our beloved chairman was unsuccessful on this occasion not all is lost as Jose has the possibility of entering the competition again next year and hopefully will be triumphant
We have to remember that Jose has only been involved in bonsai for a very short time and has made remarkable progress in the 18 months he has been a member of Maidstone Bonsai Society.  He is very like a sponge soaking up all bonsai knowledge that comes his way


Final Farewell

potter evo

Well it has been a few years that I have been managing and posting on behalf of the Maidstone Bonsai Society. From photo’s to films on WordPress and Blogger, club members and events have appeared in all their glory warts, bald heads and all.

I will now be passing the mantle over to another member of the club to manage as I take my leave of the job.

Thanks to all for your time, input and assistance, it has been great fun. I wont be gone for good from the Blogging world, I will be here on my own blog for all things Stone Monkey Ceramics  and where clay is taking me post Bonsai Ceramics. Well I will still be making Bonsai Pots but not on the major commercial scale that I have done in the past. So if you guys and girls still want that commission you know who to call, Walsall 😉

See you around, well on my blog and don’t forget to subscribe to mine and continue to follow the Maidstone Bonsai Society Blog and continue to give it your support. Without you lot there would be no club


Regards to all