Representing the county of Cornwall Colin and I set up 6 tables with a few of our trees - setting off with cars heavily loaded about 6am. Here is an overview of our day in pictures........
one of Colins tables - white pine and berberis
Driftwood Juniper Chinensis 'sergentii'
Red Hawthorn - Paul Scarlet
Accent plant in a Gordon Hunt pot with matching base
Local reporter covered the show before heading off to Chelsea Flower show
Gordon near the end of the show - the tables look a little lighter than at the start - I think he's hiding a starter pack of bonsai bags and fertiliser in the other hand... ;-)
Before the talent styling competition I did a short demo on working with raw garden center material.
Then the comp got going for real - here are the entrants from cornwall hard at work
And Oliver took the cup !
Chinese Elm originally from Roberts St Mawgan bonsai Nursery - 18 yrs ago !
And a few lovely trees from our neibours - Celtic Knot bonsai in Wales Scots pine and blackthorn
And as the hall empties of people its time to pack up and go home !
DATE FOR THE DIARY -BONSAI SW JUNE 23RD 2013