Monday, 31 December 2007

Wednesday, 26 December 2007

Festive greeting

A (belated -thanks to '£$ck*%?' Virgin Media) Happy Christmas to all Wirral Bonsai members (and anybody else whose reading this rubbish.) & hope you all have a fruitful and prosperous new year.
May your Buds be strong and plentiful.

Thursday, 20 December 2007

But it wasn't my fault........

................the tree jumped out in front of me!!

If the tree isn't quite how you want it,..... blame it on a hit and run (toy) driver-particularly with the present icy conditions!!

(NB. You can even buy the cars!!!!!!)

Wednesday, 19 December 2007

A Festive 'Gathering of the Clan'

Doug's garden in warmer times

For all those bored of Star Wars reruns and trying to entertain the family with charades (does anybody do this anymore?) Doug is apparently hosting a Workshop (come 'Sherry' morning) at his gaff on Saturday the 29th.

Bring a bottle, tree and fur lined coats.
New definition of a workshop-
an excuse for not having to run the gauntlet of

Thursday, 13 December 2007

Being 'sociable' pt1

The crowd gathers in anticipation.....

Bil(lee)y no mates....

.... Feeding time at the soup kitchen.

Being 'sociable' pt2

....'just the one Mrs. Wembley'*

...damn....the wrong raffle prize!!

"let's see what you could have won"


Dave receives his TotM trophy.

Ian encourages people to leave at the end of the night by starting the Karaoke.........(nice shoes BTW, are they Vans????)

I'm sure everybody had a very good night- we know the two Tony's did...(Tony -have you found a home for your new pet rock yet?)


Thanks to Brian for the photos-keep up the good work.

*obscure reference to a 90's comedy starring Dennis Waterman -answers on a postcard.

Tree of the Month- December

This months tree of the month belongs to Dave Yarranton, a relatively new (-ish) member of the society; Congratulations Dave.
Ian chose this Stewartia; describing it as portraying an elegant, feminine image (despite the comment that it could do with a new pot and some detail work. )

Wednesday, 12 December 2007

Christmas Social

Don't forget to bring a tree along tonight-
but don't get confused about what to bring and what to decorate.....

semi 'bauble' style (or is it 'gliterati' ?)

Monday, 10 December 2007

Things you didn't know you didn't know......

Ever had a bonsai related question that you didn't know the answer too?

Well follow the link below for a few more that will add to your lack of knowledge!!!!
One of my favourites is-
Did any student of the art ever deform/mutilate himself to try to better understand a dwarf potted tree's essence?

Tuesday, 4 December 2007

Wax on-Wax off

The following link takes you to the new (ish?) website of the
' Bonsai Master' aka Marco Invernizzi

Quality trees, trick graphics and a quirky sense of humour..........
....what more do you need?

No comments about the size of his shari though.....

PS. The film 'Karate Kid' has a lot to answer for!!
PPS. can you get past the bouncers grimace????

Our friends 'daarn saarf'

Some kind words :

Be careful with these reciprocal links however, you could end up going round in cybercircles (have I just invented a new word?)

Sunday, 2 December 2007

December meeting- Christmas social

Is this what we can expect at this months meeting..!!!!???!!!........

......well, out of three aint bad!

Saturday, 1 December 2007

Bonsai site of the Month-December

"Man has been fascinated by stones throughout history. Stones have been collected and have served many purposes, from utilitarian to decorative. Their stability and enduring qualities are associated with longevity and immortality and have captivated us since time immemorial."

This months 'site' is actually 3 -all involving the art of Suiseki-

-some diverse sites, but all of interest.


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.