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 October 2009

New official photographer


As announced at this months meeting Brian has resigned as Wirral bonsai's official photographer, due to outside pressures and 'a wish to spend more time with his family'. (or was it due to his rejected expense claims for the duck pond ornaments & the maid 'services' for his Swiss chalet?)

I would like to thank Brain for his unstinting work & input during his tenure.

Taking his place is Jim 'the Lad' and I look forward to working with him on demonstrating to the world what our club gets up to (not to mention the depths of our depravity!!)
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Iain

Friday, 16 October 2009

October meeting -Workshop

Chairman Les with his monster Fuchsia-it's going to be fabulous!!
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My Fuchsia (I used to think it was a bigun, till I saw Les's!!!!.......steady... don't be making up your own jokes!!!!) plus my 'healthy' Yew..... that's in need of a new pot.
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Ian in deep discussion with a new(ish?) member.
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......... can you see it yet???
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Tree of the Month- October

This months ToTM was chosen as being this Cotoneaster, owned by Dena.
The comment made at selection was it shows great promise, despite needing some work.