Welcome

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

Membership

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.

Friday, 12 December 2008

2009 calender


See above Diary Section for hot of the press news of next years meetings. (though if you went to this weeks meeting you probably know already)

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

December Meeting- eat, drink and be chatty




Tonights the night for the December bonsai bash- bring food, a tree and your party head!!


"A Cup 'O Tea and a Slice 'O Cake "

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Dan's stolen trees





Hi friends,
Attached below are pics of the two trees I had stolen from my back
garden three night's ago. I would be very grateful if you could keep
your eyes open for them on the 'bonsai circuit'. Any info about them
would be welcome. Watch out for your own trees — you can't be too
vigilant!
Many thanks,
Dan

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Stolen trees


For those not already aware.....this is from an email I recieved today...

'Yet again, I have really bad news for all those lovers of bonsai.

We still have thieves at large here in the U.K. Last night, they struck at the very heart of British bonsai, the garden belonging to Dan Barton.

We must help to stop this; please look out for:

a) a Chinese juniper (“Geisha”) – height 37 inches (94 cms) planted in
an oval ‘Dansai’ pot, and

b) a Monarch juniper – height 24 inches (51 cms) planted in a Dan
Barton primitive drum pot.

Clearly these people were very selective in their choice of trees. Although only two were stolen, the “Geisha” in particular is a very notable tree. Images of these trees will be circulated shortly, and we would ask that all bonsai enthusiasts keep a lookout for them.

As Dan’s computer is not on line at present, I have been asked to circulate this information on his behalf. Should anyone come across either of these two trees or have any information concerning them, please contact Dan directly on 01275 393 010.

Kath Hughes'.

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Bonsai site of the month- December


This month takes us to the site of our friend from over the border Kevin Bailey- below is a link to his offering-Acer Bonsai