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.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

April Meeting- Workshop -Members

well...whatdu think?
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A rather clandestine meeting.......
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Happy shoppers perusing Green Dragons wares.
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I get the impression Ian doesn't quite fancy this one!!
or
what is he doing with his hand?
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April Meeting- Workshop -Members & Trees

' Get in'...... Doug seems to have forgotten something!!!
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....did you see it? im sure its one of those moths again.
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Talk about concentration.....
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Is there a bladder problem?.... 'cause that's a lot of cat litter!!
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Friday, 16 April 2010

Non Workshop tree

Apologies for the indulgence but so I feel a little involved here's a picture of my rather large Forsythia, the tree I would have worked on.....had I had the time!!

April Meeting- Workshop -Members Trees

Apparently this nearly won ToTM but the pot let it down!!
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Larch Group- before work (?)
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Some of Andy's accents.
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Stan's Acer after the workshop.
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Tree of the Month- April

This months ToTM was Andy's Acer Palmantum KATSURA
-looking fine with its fresh new growth.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Apologies


A quick message to all members and blog groupies - Apologies for the lack of posts recently, not to mention meeting absenteeism.

A combination of being snowed under at work, recovering from the broken leg and more pertinently the imminent arrival of 'Mame no. 2' has cut my spare time to zero.

Bear with it and hopefully there will be more drivel (or is that dribble?) soon.

Friday, 2 April 2010

April SoTM


Being the time of year when thoughts turn to repotting, this months site is pot related, being a site highlighting the skills of Germany's Petra Hahn.