2015 BSV Sales Day

If you have been waiting for the BSV Sales Day to grab a bargain or two, then we are sorry, you must have missed all our messages and you are too late!   The annual BSV Sales Day was held on Saturday 30th May at our normal meeting place.  The weather was relatively kind for this time of year and the place was buzzing all morning with the setup, the rush of buyers and the subsequent clean up.  The BSV hopes that sellers and buyers enjoyed the experience and were rewarded for their efforts.

If you were unable to join us this year, there will be another opportunity at our Annual Show in October to sell and buy bonsai related material – see details on the right side of this web site.  Keep a look out for details of the 2016 Sale Day.

Please see a few photos below showing you the build up on the Sale Day.

Early birds setting up the hall

Sellers hard at work displaying their wares

The Sellers are ready to begin.

Packed with buyers and sellers – not quite to the rafters but getting close!

Lots of thinking happening!!

2015 May Monday Workshop

Many members ventured out on a cool autumn evening to work on their trees and seek advice and views from other members.  See photos below of the members at work and a couple of trees after being worked on.

Members enjoying the Workshop and the discussion

Trident Maple after trimming

Pine after trimming

Members also displayed a variety of trees and photos of a selection of these are included below.

Desert Ash

Chinese Elm

Pinus radiata

Chinese Elm


Crab Apple 

Magnolia stellata

English Elm

2015 May Saturday Styling Review

Another Saturday Styling/Workshop meeting with many very industrious members.  There were ten to fifteen trees considered for styling review and many had those styling suggestions implemented on the afternoon.  See below for a selection of trees considered.  Some adjustments have been made with Photoshop to assist with further consideration.

Olive – Original front

Olive – Proposed front.
Prickly Paperbark – Melaleuca stypheloides
Black Tea Tree – Melaleuca bracteata
Cotoneaster – after styling


Camelia – Photoshop adj. for possible Air Layer. Perhaps a smaller pot is needed.
Black Pine
Black Pine – adjusted in Photoshop

White Pine