A happy bunch
thats one really tall bug!
part of the slide show
and a really long one!
Is that an aphid or mite?
Welcome to our Monthly Meeting that was on the 9th of May In the absence of Ian W and Arthur R because of work commitments Bill G opened the evenings session.however before things got under way Bill asked members if they would like to make an offer for some Bonsai Trees that a Member of the The Royal Air Forces Association and Roundell Club had passed onto the RAFA Club in a bid to raise money for a worthwhile cause. Bill also mentioned the forthcoming Event The 3rd Welsh National Bonsai Show this August at Newport Gwen and now is the time to looking for selected items and preparing them.Bill then introduced Mr Richard Lewis who was our Guest Speaker on the evenings Topic of
Bonsai Pest and Diseases
It was a very extremely valuable and informative for the Two Dozen who were in the room and they seemed captivated by what Mr Lewis had to say and show via a slideshow presentation and explanations
The Variety of Topics That He Covered Were,
Problems such as Pests, Diseases, Disorders.
Control Methods (A) Chemical,(B) Biologial), (C)Organic.
Pests Why and How's.
Theory of Trophobiosis.
Aphids including the Aphids Life Cycle,
Red Mite Spider and RSM Life CycleSpingtails.
Whitefly.Mr Lewis brought in a few of his own Bonsai Trees for members to inspect for Little Beasty using a Magnifying Glass as it's extremely difficult to see them if they are not moving .At Break Some members ventured outside to go and check out the Bonsai Trees and so far as I know at least one has been snapped up by Stan so here's hoping other members may follow suit and purchase some of the Bonsai TreesThe evening went extremely well and the time seemed to fly past with members having a Q and A with our Guest speaker and the end of his presentation then all members thanked Mr Lewis for such an inspiring,well presented and knowledgeable evening.Mr. Richard Lewis
is the Program Leader for the FdScs (Foundation Degree in Science) in Horticulture. Trained at the Distinguished Writtle College, with more than Twenty years of experience, Teaching horticulture at all levels, Also Consultancy work and lecturing regularly in Uganda to villagers in Horticultural Techniques and the sustainable use of water.His research interests include the development of sustainable organic horticultural production in Third World Countries and the relationship between the environment and the control of pests and diseases in organic production.This and more information about Mr Richard Lewis can be found at
We had a excellent turn-out with almost Two Dozen including Two new Faces,Mike whom we know from the Sunday Workshops a big welcome to him and trust he will take an Active part in our Society and the other gentleman I believe from a Reliable Sources, he is a
Shaddy individual named Chris R. - Show Manager and a committee member of the National Bonsai Society Steve H and Sean D invited Chris to the meeting and we ALL hope he will be joining W-B-S
As already been pointed out by our Webmaster Iain Q THERE IS NO LAST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH WORKSHOP ON THE 27th of MAY
Looking ahead our Friends and Neighbours At The V-O-C-B-S ARE putting on a display at Woodfest on 2nd/3rdand 4th June
Its near Bodelwyddan just off the A55, the signs will be out on the day
So all that is left for me to say is Thanks for reading our W-B-S Blog and we Welcome any Comments that you may have to do with Bonsai Related Subjects
Take care look after each other and all your Bonsai Trees