Friday, 13 February 2009

February Meeting -Simon Temblett

Below are pictures of the restyling of a wonderful Willow undertaken by Simon.
Plus one of the reason I couldnt make it (again!)

"Simon started by cutting off what was not required, dead branches etc. then went on to a more dramatic approach of diverting the course of the sap.
Where he didn't want the sap to flow he cut away the bark back to the wood, this, he hopes will force the sap to flow on the opposite side of the cut.
Drastic measures indeed, I guess the tree has two chances.......!!


The before- sporting beautiful Plasticine 'fruit' used to weigh the branches down.
Simon and tree, following 'fruit' removal.
(The trees,... not Simon's ....wouldn't want to start any rumours-
though I did notice the locks arent as flowing as they used to be, but there again...who am I to talk!!)

The Wirral club can be a tough audience!!!!
(the knife showing where the branch is to be cut off)

The end result (or very nearly)

My 'Shohin' that needed some company on Wednesday!!
(....there you go Dina, picture as promised.)

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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.