Monday, 23 April 2007

Kevin Willson @ Burrs

This weekend saw a number of lucky members enjoy a Burrs weekender.
(Tony & Ian came up with a particularly lame excuse not to be there!!)
Kevin and his ‘right hand man’ Richard Chambers provided the expert advice (along with a considerable arsenal of power tools!!)

He ably proved why he has made a name for himself as an exquisite carver of deadwood but also showed that this talent is only a small part of his many skills- drinking not being the least of them!!
Saturday nights post pub highlights included a side splitting critique of some of the trees exhibited at the Noleanders trophy. Along with looking at Les's wiring (........revenge is a dish best served cold!! ) I would count it as one of my funniest moments in Bonsai, Lee being particularly on top form -
"I don't care what f**ing country he's from... that tree's S**T!!"

Everybody seemed to leave happy if a little tired, personally I had a wonderful time and two of my trees took a large leap forward in their development through Kevin's perceptive insight and skilled hand. (Pictures to hopefully go on my blog shortly.)
Thanks to Tony for organising a very productive weekend, Carolyn for some tasty scran and Terry for the introduction to Japanese whisky!

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Hello and welcome to the Wirral Bonsai Society Blog - an ongoing diary & newsletter highlighting the adventures of the society & its members

Society Diary-We meet at 8pm every 2nd Wednesday of the month at the RAFA club in Oxton (CH43 1UU).

  • 13th January
  • 10th February
  • 14th February Workshop - Port Sunlight GC
  • 28th February Workshop - Gordale
  • 9th March - Monthly meeting - Topic TBC
  • 13th March Workshop - Port Sunlight GC
  • 27th March Workshop - Gordale
  • 13th April - Demonstration - Andy H
  • 17th April Workshop - Port Sunlight GC
  • 24th April Workshop - Gordale
  • 8th May Workshop - Port Sunlight GC
  • 11th May- Monthly meeting - Topic TBC
  • 29th May Workshop - Gordale
  • 4-5th June WBS Flowering Bonsai Show - Port Sunlight GC
  • 8th June - WBS Member trees critique
  • 12th June Workshop - Port Sunlight GC
  • 26th June Workshop - Gordale
  • 10th July Workshop - Port Sunlight GC
  • 13th July- Monthly meeting - Topic TBC
  • 31st July Workshop - Gordale
  • 10th August- WBS Show tree selection
  • 13-14th August - Wirral Flower Show
  • 20th August - Japan Day, Liverpool
  • 27-29th August WBS Annual Show - Gordale
  • 14th September- Monthly meeting - Topic TBC
  • 11th September Workshop - Port Sunlight GC
  • 25th September Workshop - Gordale
  • 9th October Workshop - Port Sunlight GC
  • 12th October- Monthly meeting - Topic TBC
  • 30th October Workshop - Gordale
  • 9th November- Monthly meeting - Topic TBC
  • 13th November Workshop - Port Sunlight GC
  • 26-27th November - Potter Workshop with David Jones (Walsall Studio Ceramics)
  • 27th November Workshop - Gordale
  • 14th December - Club Party


New members are always welcome, just come along to one of our monthly meetings at the RAFA club. You can even 'try us out' for a few months before you decide on joining as an official member. The meetings are informal (there's a bar!) and the club members are (mostly) friendly, approachable and happy to pass on guidance and information to anybody interested in bonsai- whatever your level of experience.