Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Some pictures from the July meeting

The July meeting involved a talk by Stephen on making our Bonsai look like trees and a demonstration of some remedial work on a tree that had been styled to the Western Universal Style (a small number of branches with flat pads of secondary and tertiary branching. Rhett did part of the critique while Stephens worked at wiring for the demo.

The demo tree after some initial work to change it's styling. No new branches at this point but the existing branches occupy a greater spread of vertical space.

This tree was the subject of a demo by Stephen. Initial work was done to rework the flat pads so that the branches had some depth to them and pruning to encourage further budding.

Saturday, 27 May 2017

A presentation by Albert Garcia on natives as bonsai

I've created an album of photo's from the May 2017 meeting of the Club at https://www.facebook.com/1276498585694561/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1572526809425069

A great afternoon with an interesting and informative presentation and demo by Albert and a great range of trees on the display table.

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Bonsai potting media mix

I was asked today about the location of the write up of the bonsai potting media that many of us use.
The link to it is on the Resources page and for simple access here

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Public calendar

The Blog page has an Annual Program area with a copy of the program for the year attached here. I'm also doing some experimenting to see if there are viable ways of using calendars better to support our program, in particular so members get reminders and notifications of changes and updates.

For Facebook users Events listed on the Societies Facebook page provide a lot of support when the event is subscribed to however a lot of our members are not on Facebook.

For those who don't use Facebook but do use Google Calendar I'm testing the use of an RBS public calendar here

That should open a new tab and and in the bottom right corner a button "+Google Calendar" should give the option to add the calendar to your own calendar.

From what I've read on line this address may be usable with Apple Calendar https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/ks8ksak87qnc5vd0nl4vq0vg5s%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics

It's possible that other calendar applications may allow the use of it as well but I've not tested against any others.