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!