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.

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Wirral Bonsai Show @ Gordale 8th/9th August


*Hot of the press*
Dates for your diary-

The Wirral Bonsai annual show @ Gordale is set for 8th and 9th August.
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plus
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Gordale Workshop on the 11th and 12th July (to coincide with their 'Fundays'.)

January Meeting- AGM 2

Sensei.
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Do you get the feeling there's no love behind the eyes....


......what is that smell????

January TotM

A beautiful accent (Andy's?) -
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January's TotM (?)
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Following the decision at the AGM this blog will now be the only acclaim for any TotM winners, as the trophy previously given to the winner (when it was returned!!) will now be used as a trophy at the Clubs annual show.

January Meeting- AGM

Andy tries to sneak in.... without paying his subs!!!!
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...while Ian tries to leave (office) concealed behind a pot plant!

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The committee.....Not Lee's best angle.....



.......but this could be!

Pictures from the AGM are above.

Noelanders 09


Click on either of the links below to see a wonderful selection of tree seen at the Noelanders trophy.

http://ibonsaiclub.forumotion.com/bonsai-f1/noelanders-2009-t51.htm

Thursday, 15 January 2009

January meeting -AGM


This months meeting saw the 'changing of the guard'.

Ian our long standing Chairman finally got his way when he finally felt it was possible to stand down.

Taking his place, after a vote by members is...... Les -who took over the role only on the understanding that Ian would replace Tony, who stood down as vice chairman.

As discussed by the outgoing chairman, this change enables Ian to remain the very able 'voice' of the club while lessening the pressure of having to organise the clubs ongoing activities.
Im sure everybody joins in with Tony's thanks for all the work Ian has put in over the years- helping to put the club where it is today.

Sunday, 11 January 2009

Temporary IBC site

Below is an email I received today-


I've recently set up a temporary replacement for the Internet Bonsai Club, which you may be aware was taken down some months ago by a hacker attack. This also lost all of Terry Robbins' commercial sites on his server. Since then he has been seriously ill in hospital. I am happy to report that he is now recovering and commencing work on a possible completely rebuilt IBC. If you'd like to take a look at the new forum or sign up please click below to register click the button left of Log In. You'l have to await a confirmation email and click the link in that, to activate your membership. Hope to see you online, if not in person, soon.


Best regards for 2009
Kev Bailey






http://ibonsaiclub.forumotion.com/

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Dougs xmas workshop

Dave receives the best (hat) tree award!!
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Lee shows off his handy work
(the tree -not the photograph BTW)
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I can't understand how Dave was in the running for best hat award, Ian's is a cracker.

You'd think it was cold or something......

December ToTM

Ian- picking at some imaginary branches
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Closer view of Bill's Tree (not actually sure what it is!!)


Festive bash


Doug closes his eyes and dreams of warmer times -just for a mo......

Above are some pictures of the 'goings on' at the December meeting. (eat-athon)

Thursday, 1 January 2009

Bonsai site of the month-January

This months site looks forward to when we can see the best of that popular flowering tree the Satsuki Azalea (pronounced Sat'ski)
Roll on Spring......