SOLENT BONSAI SOCIETY
Keith's News
JULY 2019
Hi all Solent Bonsai Society members and friends.

The meeting on the 26th July is the Solent Bonsai Summer show evening , this gives
everyone a chance to show other members some of the trees that they have, so please bring them
along all, will be shown, it's always a great evening that everyone enjoys. When showing trees the
two main rules to remember are: -
1. No weeds, 2. A clean pot.
Display stands and accents if you have them but don’t worry, if you don’t have them just bring your
trees. Don’t forget bring along family and friends, all are welcome entrance is free.

The next Meeting, on 30th August, is a Pine Workshop . Please bring Trees. August being
the ideal time to prune and work on pines and conifers, although other species are welcome. Please bring
your trees to work on, Robert and other members will be giving you advice and helping. If you would like
advice on any of your trees please bring them along.

Secretary’s report
Chichester Show

6th, 7th July we had the Chichester Bonsai Show at Manor Nursery.
As usual it was well run by Frank, and his team. On Saturday the weather was very hot and much of
our time was spent watering the trees, on Sunday however it rained for much of the day, on both
days there was a good many people admiring the many trees on show.
There must have been one or two hundred trees on show along with Collette selling trees, Tony
selling pots and Brenda selling her scroll art.
There were seven Societies with displays Chichester, Solent, Eastleigh, Sussex, Middlesex, Wessex
and Eastbourn & Wealden all of which had great displays. Middlesex won best club display, Sean
Nutbeam won best Deciduous with a Hornbeam which also won best tree in show, Robert won best
evergreen with a Japanese black pine, Malcolm Driffield won best group with an Elm group and I
won best Landscape with my larch forest.












































Best in Show (Hornbeam) & Best Deciduous
Best Evergreen (Japanese black pine)
Best Landscape (Larch Forest)
Best Group (Elms)
Solent display at Chichester
Havant Garden Club Show and Farlington Garden Club Rose and Sweet Pea Show
Solent Bonsai were invited to show at Havant GC on 15th June and Farlington GC on 22nd June.
There was a good response at both shows with many people expressing how they were enjoying the displays.
Eddie Savory and Clifford Roe put on an excellent display at Havant, Robert and I put on the displays at
Farlington.
Bonsai at the Havant Garden Show 2019
Bonsai at the Farlington and District Garden Club Rose and Sweet Pea Show 2019
Farlington and District Garden Club Rose and Sweet Pea Show 2019
Other Local Club Meetings in our area.

Eastleigh Bonsai Society meets on second Monday of the month start at 7:30pm.
12th August 2019 David Penny – Saikei Japanese tray plantings, a mixture of trees, rocks and underplanting to create a landscape scene. For more information on Eastleigh Bonsai Society go to www.eistleighbonsai.co.uk

Chichester Bonsai Society meet on second Thursday of the month start 7:30pm, the next meeting is on Thursday 8th August 2019, Talk by Collette Harrison on pests and diseases. For more information on Chichester Bonsai Club go to www.chichesterbonsai.co.uk
All the clubs in the area support each other. If anyone would like more information on other local clubs please let me know.

Look forward to seeing you all on
26th July at our Solent Bonsai Summer show evening, your chance to show other members some of the trees you have, so please bring them along all, will be shown, it's always a great evening that everyone enjoys. Don’t forget bring along family and friends, all are welcome and it’s free.

Keith Hartley
Secretary Solent Bonsai Society
www.solentbonsai.co.uk
Email kb.hartley@ntlworld.com
Tel: - 02392640985
Mobile: - 07847487435

P. S. Don’t forget if you interested in acquiring new trees, pots, or other Bonsai items then the go to
Staverton Bonsai Table top sale

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JUNE 2019
Hi all Solent Bonsai Society members and friends.

The meeting on the 28th June is a Workshop , Pruning/Wiring, Prepare for
show. So bring any of those trees along that you would like to work or get some
advice on.

Our meeting on the
26th July is the Solent Bonsai Summer show evening, this gives
everyone a chance to show other members some of the trees that they have, so please bring them
along all, will be shown, it's always a great evening that everyone enjoys.


Secretary’s Report

Solent had a display at the Eastborn show on Sunday 26th May. Robert, Eddie, Arthur and I attended the
show . With 2 6ft by 2ft tables we had three large trees a Europe Elm Hornbeam, Satsuki Azalea and
Potentilla plus two accents, we were lucky to have two flowering trees on display as you may know in this
county it is pot luck as to when your trees are in flower (the Potentilla and Satsuki were also at our last
meeting). There were also fine displays from Eastleigh, Chichester and several other societies at the show.







































Solent Display at Eastbourne
Satsuki Azalea
European Hornbeam Raft
Potentilla
Thought you may be interested in Robert’s Satsuki Azalea, the first photo is as you may have seen at Eastbourne and our May meeting, the second photo shows it two days after the May meeting.
You must remove the flowers along with the seed pod to give the tree a chance to recover, otherwise a lot of the tree's energy will go into the seed pods and the tree may gradually deteriorate year on year, if you have any queries about azaleas or any other trees bring them to the June workshop meeting
























Things to look out for on your trees
Bonsai Insect Pests
Adelgids

The following information is from the RHS website, rhs.org.uk
Adelgids are insects closely related to aphids, and like aphids they feed on plant sap. They feed on conifers, pines, spruce, larch. etc and can have complex lifecycles.
Adelgids can be difficult to control with insecticides as they are protected their waxy secretions and there are no controls for the gall forming stages. In addition it is only feasible to treat adelgids on trees that are small enough to be sprayed thoroughly.




















Control
Non-chemical control
The damage adelgids cause is often minor and can usually be tolerated.
Chemical control
 Always read the label use pesticides safely and extra care must be taken near plants in flower due to the danger to pollinating insects.  Organic sprays, such as natural pyrethrum (e.g. Bug Clear Gun for Fruit & Veg, Defenders Bug Killer, Ecofective Bug Killer (also contains fatty acids)), fatty acids (e.g. Solabiol Bug Free, Doff Greenfly & Blackfly Killer) or plant oils (e.g. Vitax Organic Pest & Disease Control, Origins Bug Control) can give some control of adelgids. These pesticides have a very short persistence and so may require reapplication to keep adelgid numbers in check  More persistent insecticides include the synthetic pyrethroids lambda-cyhalothrin (e.g. Westland Resolva Pest Killer), deltamethrin (e.g. Ultimate Fruit & Vegetable Pest Killer) and cypermethrin (e.g. Py Bug Killer)  The systemic neonicotinoid insecticide acetamiprid (e.g. Bug Clear Ultra) can also be used  Inclusion of a pesticide product does not indicate a recommendation or endorsement by the RHS. It is a list of products currently available to the home gardener

Other Local Club Meetings in our area .
Eastleigh Bonsai Society meets on second Monday of the month start at 7:30pm.
No meeting this July
Chichester Bonsai Society meet on second Thursday of the month start 7:30pm, the next meeting is on Thursday 11th July 2019,Post Exhibition Review by all society members. For more information on Chichester Bonsai Club go to www.chichesterbonsai.co.uk

All the clubs in the area support each other. If anyone would like more information on other local clubs please let me know.

Look forward to seeing you all.
The meeting on the 28th June it is a Workshop , Pruning/Wiring, Prepare for show. So bring any of those trees along that you would like to work or get some advice on.

Keith Hartley
Secretary Solent Bonsai Society
www.solentbonsai.co.uk
Email kb.hartley@ntlworld.com
Tel: - 02392640985
Mobile: - 07847487435








MAY 2019
Hi all Solent Bonsai Society members and friends.

This month’s meeting, on 31st May Talk by Robert on Accent Plantings
. As well as the
talk there will be a display of member’s accents, so if you can bring some accents to add to
the display please do so.
The meeting on the
28th June is a Workshop, Pruning/Wiring, Prepare for show. So bring those trees
along that you would like to work, or get some advice on.

Secretary’s Report
The normal Wessex show was canceled this year, but they did have a small closed show on 5th May for
their club members. Solent and Eastleigh were invited to take part in the Bellinger trophy, which is
contested between three Bonsai clubs Eastleigh, Wessex and Solent, we had a good display with a
semi cascade cotoneaster, informal upright yew and trident maple group all displayed on Tables
provided by Robert.
All three clubs had fine displays. Wessex was the successful winners this year.
Wessex have moved to a new hall and are hoping to have an open show again next year.



























































Solent Bellinger Entry
Wessex Bellinger Winning Entry
Eastleigh Bellinger Entry
Things to look out for on your trees
Bonsai Insect Pests Scale insects Adult scale insects are usually covered in waxy shell-like cover. They feed by sucking sap from a wide range of plants, including house-plants, greenhouse plants and many fruit, ornamental plants and most bonsai trees grown indoors or outdoors. There are more than 25 species of scale insect in the UK and they can be found any where on your trees. Some scale insects can weaken host plants and many excrete a sticky substance (honeydew) on foliage, which allows the growth of black, sooty moulds. They range in size from less than 1mm to over 1cm in diameter. Some species also produce white, waxy egg masses on stems and the undersides of leaves, this can be mistaken for mealybug or woolly aphid. If you see ants on your tree this is often a sign that you have some sort of insect infestation such as scale insects, greenfly etc.




















Treatment and control
Because the hard scale is impervious to contact insecticides, the best control can be achieved using a systemic insecticide. Spraying is often more effective against the newly hatched nymphs in summer, than the shell-covered adults. Small colonies and individual scale insects found on your bonsai tree can be controlled by simply wiping them off the plant with your finger or a damp cloth or sponge.


Other Local Club Meetings in our area.

Eastleigh Bonsai Societ y meets on second Monday of the month start at 7:30pm, the next meeting is on Monday 10th June 2019, Workshop – Summer Pruning Bring your tools and take the opportunity to work on the trees and discuss options with members.

Chichester Bonsai Society meet on second Thursday of the month start 7:30pm, the next meeting is on Thursday 13th June 2019, Talk and Demo by Tony Oswin on carving, wiring, styling. For more information on Chichester Bonsai Club go to www.chichesterbonsai.co.uk
All the clubs in the area support each other. If anyone would like more information on other local clubs please let me know.

Look forward to seeing you all this month’s meeting,
on 31st May Talk by Robert, Accent Plantings . As well as the talk there will be a display of member’s accents, so if you can bring some accents to add to the display please do so.

Keith Hartley
Secretary Solent Bonsai Society
www.solentbonsai.co.uk
Email kb.hartley@ntlworld.com
Tel: - 02392640985
Mobile: - 07847487435




Examples of some of the 25+ species of scale insects

APRIL 2019
Hi all Solent Bonsai Society members and friends.

This month’s meeting, on 26th April is a Workshop - last year’s air layering’s severed &
New Wrap-around, so bring last year’s wrap-around’s to sever and any trees you would like some advice
on.

The meeting on the 31st May Talk by Robert, Accent Plantings . As well as the talk there will be a
display of member’s accents, so if you can bring some accents to add to the display please do so.

Secretary’s Report

Another successful repotting evening at our last meeting, it was great to see so many members bringing trees for repotting and advice on their trees.

Expo 2019 Show Report
On 7th April the second Expo Bonsai show was held at the Harlington sports centre near Heathrow. The show is becoming one of the best shows in UK with many of the best trees in the UK on show. Solent had no trees on show but several of our members were there and I hope enjoyed the show.
Trees shown at Expo 2019 can’t be shown for another three years.



Other Local Club Meetings in our area .

Eastleigh Bonsai Society meets on second Monday of the month start at 7:30pm, the next meeting is on Monday 13th May 2019, Paul – Bonsai Security Looking at approaches that improve the security of our bonsai using simple approaches and technology to fill the gaps.

Chichester Bonsai Society meet on second Thursday of the month start 7:30pm, the next meeting is on Thursday 9th May 2019 Society Members Closed Show. For more information on Chichester Bonsai Club go to www.chichesterbonsai.co.uk

All the clubs in the area support each other. If anyone would like more information on other local clubs please let me know.

Look forward to seeing you all at
this month’s meeting, on 26th April is a Workshop last year’s air layering’s severed & New Wrap-around, so bring last year’s wrap-around’s to sever and any trees you would like some advice on.

Keith Hartley
Secretary Solent Bonsai Society
www.solentbonsai.co.uk
Email kb.hartley@ntlworld.com
Tel: - 02392640985
Mobile: - 07847487435