Friday, 27 March 2009

Tree Collecting

Who said you cant find yamadori these days, you just have to walk down the road......!!
'High on a hill was a lonely goatherd,
Lay ee odl lay ee odl lay hee hoo'
You've not seen me........right!
'Men on a road with a load to tote heard,
Lay ee odl lay ee odl-oo'
One for the garden
(Trying hard to think of a clean joke about what it looks like..........but cant!)
Trip to Snowdonia.
Where we collected mostly Larch, which we were able to just pull up with hardly any effort and very little digging involved.
It was a quarry area so they were growing mainly in slate & came away easily.
A few Oak, Silver Birch & the odd Juniper, as you can see Jean had to have a pine that was growing on the side of the mountain- when we got it down it was decided to make a 'garden' bonsai of it!!

Dave B, Dave Y, Sean, Jean, Mark K, Arthur & Brian

Words and pictures by Brian M Productions.

1 comment:

Nitsuj said...

hahahaha good one... about the joke hahaha funny


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Society Diary-We meet at 8pm every 2nd Wednesday of the month at the RAFA club in Oxton (CH43 1UU).

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  • 11th May- Monthly meeting - Topic TBC
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  • 26th June Workshop - Gordale
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  • 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
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  • 25th September Workshop - Gordale
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  • 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


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