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, 18 April 2011

April Meeting- Critique 2


The effects of a new baby kicking in?........

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Really having an effect now.......

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April Meeting- Critique

Sean's Crab Apple

- Lee exaggerating.... a lot.

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Andy H's Maple, looking good as usual.

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Tony.... not quite so boastfull!!

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Another good show of members at Wednesday Meeting and the Tree Analysis/ Critique" was extremely well presented with Dave Y opening the meeting with a few words about Both Societies ( W-B-S AND V-O-C-B-S ) being represented at "The Best Of Britain Bonsai Show" The session was then kicked off by asking the owner's of the Tree to give a little insight into their tree, what developments and what is the next step to try and move their tree forward . - Ken, brought his tree up to the Table and got the Critique rolling and Lee was first up with his opinions followed by Andy and Tony and all 3 had the members participating in the discussion and this continued all the way through the evening with over 2 Dozen Trees on show and for me it was great to see members participating with suggestions.

Tree of the Month- April

ToTM for April was this beautiful Maple belonging to Sean D.

Nice one...

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Best of British Bonsai 2011

The tree selected as the Best in show
Below is the link to the discussions on last weekends Best of British Bonsai

http://ibonsaiclub.forumotion.com/t6210-best-of-british-2011

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Bonsai Site of the Month -April


An obvious one this month..... I'm sure you know the event but here's a link to get your directions and be sure you have enough pennies to pay to get in!!

http://www.bbb2011.com/ ---------
- Good luck to all exhibitors.