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.

Friday, 10 September 2010

Wirral bonsai Show 2010- certificates of merit 2

Andy's accents...
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.. with Andy recieving his certificate from the Judges Peter Warren and John Armitage
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Last but not least Mark K with his English Yew.

Apologies for the delay in getting the pics up, my internet access went down while in France!!

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Wirral bonsai Show 2010- certificates of merit 1












Trees receiving -Certificate Of Merit

Les S -Shohin Display


Iain Q -Buxus


Sean D -Larch


Best Tree Voted By The Public and winner of the Dave Mitchell trophy was

Ken's -Landscape of Larches

with the trophy presented by Dave Mitchell's family

Wirral Bonsai Show 2010-Award winners





Best In Show -Dave Y
Best Evergreen -Lee K
Best Deciduous -Steve H
Best Chohin -Ian W
Best Shohin -Doug M

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Wirral Bonsai Show 2010 -set up

Anybody in there??
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Its my mechano kit..... and I say it goes this way......
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A bit of 'shadow theatre' to help entertain the troups!!!
...bottom rights a bit sinister???
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Nearly there...
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Thanks to to Jim 'the Lad' for the photos.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Wirral Bonsai Show @ Gordale 4th/5th September

Some of the action currently taking place.

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.........I imagine!?

A previous years show.
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Below is a link to directions to Gordale, the venue for this years show.

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/place?hl=en-GB&rlz=1T4DMUK_en-GB___GB205&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=gordale&fb=1&gl=uk&hq=gordale&cid=6562559939445901050
I wish I could say 'see you there'..........
I won't..........but my tree will !!!!
.....So have a good time and good luck to you all.