Preparing trees for The Best of British Bonsai

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Preparing trees for The Best of British Bonsai

Post  Tony on Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:10 am

Those members who are fortunate to have trees selected for the Biggest show in the UK BOBB this year should be putting the final preparations together for your tree(s). There were instructions supplied when you entered your trees for selection... but remember the organisers reserve the right to refuse your tree if it does not meet the required standard. Mostly it is simple stuff, pot clean, soil surface well dressed, dead leaves removed, wire (if used) PERFECTLY applied and not too obvious.

I will be showing my tall Blackthorn for the first time at the show along with the bronze dragonfly (seen here recently) as an accent... the tree is just coming into flower... a bit early... I was hoping to have it in flower for the show.

I will be working with Enrico Savini during Saturday on a fantastic large yamadori Juniper of mine. (not this Yew seen in the picture!)


We will be working alongside Salvatore Liporace


On Sunday Enrico and I are conducting an 'Open Workshop' for ten persons. The workshop will be open to the public to watch and listen but NOT participate or comment unless invited. There are 5 places left and I want to invite IBC members first. The cost is £20 and includes your entrance to the event (£7.50 on the day). This is a great opportunity to be part of the event AND have tree worked by one of Europes greatest artists (and me!) If you wish to participate please PM or email me before the 5 April so that I can confirm to the organisers how many attendees.


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Post  Les S on Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:16 am

Hi Tony, I also have a blackthorn selected, chuhin size. It is in the dark iin the garage to try to hold back the flower buds, three weeks to go so I am hoping it will still be at its best

Also have a shohin composition selected, 5 trees, not yet finalised the 5 as I am waiting to see which are the best on the day


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Post  Stone Monkey on Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:37 pm

Hi Tony

All underway Very Happy I have "The Italian Job" selected for BoBB. The Juniper that I worked on with Enrico and Ivo at Burrs 2008/2009. Look forward to seeing you and all the crazy gang in a few weeks


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Re: Preparing trees for The Best of British Bonsai

Post  cosmos on Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:10 pm

Hi Tony
When and where do you usually put up the BOBB show every year. As a committee member in our local bonsai club, this year I have organzied to go to the UBI San Remo show with 19 members. Next year I could organizise to come to the BOBB show. So can you give more details or give me a link about the usual BOBB programm. Thanks beforehand and have lots of fun.

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Post  Guest on Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:21 pm

Hello Tony. Both my Elms almost ready and the smaller is just coming into leaf. Just the moss to go but dont want to do it too early and give the Blackbirds an opportunity to spread it around the garden.
Andy. Looks pretty full on at these BURRS workshops. Even the camera can't focus on your work rate.

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Post  Tony on Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:49 pm

cosmos wrote:Hi Tony So can you give more details or give me a link about the usual BOBB programm. Thanks beforehand and have lots of fun. Cosmos

Hi Cosmos, the next event (after this one will be 2013). the link is in my original post.

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Post  Harleyrider on Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:28 pm

I'd love to participating in the workshop, but unfortunately it falls the day after my wife's birthday, so permission will most definately not be forthcoming.
And before anyone suggests I take her to BoBB as her birthday treat.......don't even go there!

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Post  Les S on Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:20 pm

My Blackthorn is too far ahead with the flowers so I am trying to slow it down by putting it in the fridge, sorry about orientation this is the first photo I have posted


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Post  fiona on Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:34 pm

Les, what did you do with the beer?



btw have changed your orientation for you.

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Post  Tony on Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:07 pm

Les I always thought there was a question mark concerning your orientation Suspect

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Post  fiona on Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:12 pm

tony wrote:Les I always thought there was a question mark concerning your orientation Suspect
Don't be so rude. His new frock is lovely. And goes so well with the shoes.

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Post  Stone Monkey on Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:19 pm

Ah nothing Like a cold crisp Blackthorn Very Happy


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Post  fiona on Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:20 pm

Now we're talking!!!

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Post  alex e on Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:12 am

[quote="tony"]Those members who are fortunate to have trees selected for the Biggest show in the UK BOBB this year should be putting the final preparations together for your tree(s). There were instructions supplied when you entered your trees for selection... but remember the organisers reserve the right to refuse your tree if it does not meet the required standard. Mostly it is simple stuff, pot clean, soil surface well dressed, dead leaves removed, wire (if used) PERFECTLY applied and not too obvious.

Hi Tony, would be nice if those who sent in there photos to be judged were informed as to yae or nae , hear we
are 2 weeks away with members of our club who did send in photos have to date heard didilly squat! I appreciate the work that goes into these shows ,but!! the courtesy shown to those who,s trees have been picked and obviously informed surely should apply to those who have not made it this time Mad.
That aside looking forward Wink Alex e Bagpiper

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Re: Preparing trees for The Best of British Bonsai

Post  Tony on Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:24 am

Hi Alex, you are on the money when you say that there is a lot of organising a big event such as BOBB. I am sure that Steve Tolley was inundated with trees, my best advice would be to follow up with an email: please see attached images of trees sent for consideration at BOBB please can you let me know if any have made the grade? I am guilty as many at missing or not following up on mail. Worth a try I think.

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Post  bonsai monkey on Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:22 pm

tony wrote:Hi Alex, you are on the money when you say that there is a lot of organising a big event such as BOBB. I am sure that Steve Tolley was inundated with trees, my best advice would be to follow up with an email: please see attached images of trees sent for consideration at BOBB please can you let me know if any have made the grade? I am guilty as many at missing or not following up on mail. Worth a try I think.

regards

Tony

Been there, done that weeks ago Tony and still nothing concrete Sad
(Awaiting confirmation on number of backdrops was the last news!)

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Post  Guest on Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:35 pm

I heard from Steve back in the middle of January, so I would imagine if trees had been accepted, those custodians would have been informed by now. I agree that a follow up for all that took the time to enter their trees, should get a reply.

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Post  alex e on Thu Mar 24, 2011 2:27 pm

Hi again Tony, the members have indeed been trying to contact Steve for months but to no
joy, only because as you are well aware of the work and prep needed prior to any show & not to
mention the accommodation planning.

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Post  stavros on Thu Mar 24, 2011 5:42 pm

I look forward seeing all the selected trees for the show and also meeting some of you guys who are going to be there. I am coming with my 2 bonsai buddies from Cyprus

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Post  Guest on Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:46 am

Hello Stavros. I look forward to meeting you too. This is what exhibition is all about. Very Happy

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