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).
9th January- AGM
13th February-Swindon Show prep
24th Feb -Gordale Workshop
3rd March -Gordale Workshop -Steve Tolley
13th March - Members Tree Critique Club show prep
10th April- Tony Tickle/Terry Foster -Fine wiring and ramification
28th April -Gordale Workshop
9th May-Peter Warren Subject TBC
26th May Gordale Workshop
12th June-John Moffat-Great trees of the Wirral
30th June -Gordale Workshop
10th July- Simon Jones-Subject TBC
28th July -Gordale Workshop
14th August- Club Show Tree selection
25th August -Gordale Workshop
21st-22nd September -Club show -Gordale
11th September-Post show talk- New Member Introduction
29th September-Gordale Workshop
9th October- TBC
27th October -Gordale Workshop
14th November- John Armitage- Japanese Exploits
24th November -Gordale Workshop
11th 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.
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
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.