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, 31 May 2010

May Meeting- members trees







A selection of trees brought along to the May meeting.

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

May Meeting- Andy H

Andy in full flow....
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theres a pain behind the eyes....
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Toilet break......anybody??
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Dave Y closes the meeting with a quick game of hide and seek.
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Friday, 14 May 2010

Tree of the Month- May

This months tree of the month as chosen by Tony is this fine looking Azalea that lives in Dave Y's garden.

Monday, 3 May 2010

Dave Mitchell

Below is a copy of message found on IBC from Ian.
'It is with deep regret and great sadness that Wirral Bonsai Society has to announce the passing of Dave Mitchell. Dave has been an active member of the bonsai scene on both the Wirral and in the U.K. for many years. Dave passed away peacefully with his family with him on Thursday evening after a long illness. Dave was one of the quietest, unassuming, nicest people I have ever met and he will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts go out to his lovely wife Hilary and their children, Lindsey and Craig at this sad and difficult time.
Ian.'
http://ibonsaiclub.forumotion.com/announcements-f5/dave-mitchell-t2918.htm

I'm sure all members and everybody who knew and met Dave will reiterate Ian's sentiments.
Personally I always enjoyed Dave's sense of humour, his unassuming nature and a seat next to him at club meetings.