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.

Monday, 27 July 2009

A green light for sales table!!


Following in depth and exhaustive discussions between parties (Les & Gordale) it has been agreed that trees sales can take place during our club show-as long as people don't take the 'Michael' & set up a trade stall!!
Happy days.

Thursday, 23 July 2009

BR 25








Double click picture to enlarge and read.

Monday, 20 July 2009

Club Show Sales Table


A notice to members-
It has been discussed tentatively to possibly have a tree sales/raffle prize table at the club show at Gordale -as per the one we used to run a few years ago.
The idea is to sell/auction/raffle any bonsai, pre bonsai or Yamadori that are looking for new homes.

So any members that have trees that are wishing to find a new garden that they can call home, should bring them along to the show and look forward to some possible remuneration (minus a slice for the club!!!!-obviously)
Any similarity to any existing website or logo is purely coincidental.........honest!!!!!!

Sunday, 12 July 2009

July ToTM



Joint winners this month, as chosen by Fiona- Lee's twin trunk Juniper and Les's shohin Juniper .

(Plus if you go to stonemonkey's Maidstone society blog he takes great delight in being the producer of both pots!!!)
Well done all!

July Meeting -Show prep

OK,... Ok,..... how about if we.........
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Our newest member presents an offering (bribe.. to you and me!!)
I think Fiona now beats me as being the person with furthest to travel to a meeting.......from Scotland!!
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One potential conclusion.........
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Friday, 10 July 2009

Dai ichi stolen tree update



Hi All,
Here is the latest update on the stolen trees
The photos are offering photos and the trees have since been repotted unfortunately I have no other details, but am expecting more pics of the other trees later.
When i have them I will publish them.
Thank you all of you for your attention and assistance in this matter.

Dave Martin

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Theft!!

Just received this message from Dan Barton via Steve Tolley-

Hi Everyone,
I have just heard from Bob Bailey that Bob Thompson has had 40 trees
stolen from his Redditch nursery south of Birmingham.

Be vigilant!


Dan Barton