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, 31 May 2011

May Meeting- Speaker -Paul Goff 2









Some trees from the evening.

May Meeting- Speaker -Paul Goff 1

A nice shot showing the set up-Bring on the next tree....


-IIIs this tree fear?-
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moody.....


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on your knees!




Yet another Fantastic Night with a guest appearance of Mr. Paul Goff a gentleman who is an extremely Talented Artist in Photography, Video Producing and has been Creating Bonsai since 1970 many of which are now World Renowned. His Work has been featured on Television, Video's. Books, Dvd's,Magazines and Exhibitions throughout the Uk and Europe
(Taking From Bonsai Presention and more info about Paul's can be found At Paul Goff-Official Website)

Iain W. opened the meeting by introducing Paul and soon the 30 or more members were in for a Treat with Paul Producing a Professional Photo Session with the use one light to 3 lights and 2 Different Backdrops, Tripod,Umbrella's, Light Stands Back Light and Model Lights explaining how to get the best out of our Bonsai Trees with Preparation, careful use of Lights ,Distance, how to avoid A Back-Shadow and Paul Photographing some member's Bonsai Trees

The evening went so quick and all members were engrossed on Paul's Presention and Demonstration with more than a few stating it was the best they have came across within the Society. It may be a hard act to follow in the coming months but I am sure the Secretary may have something up his/her sleeve!!


Jim the Lad


Thanks for the report & good photos Jim, (Apologies for the post being late -Ive been on holiday)


Iain

May Gordale workshop




After a slow start at the 2nd Workshop this year at Gordales Garden Center,
things really picked up around Midday and lasted till after 4pm with Andy, Arthur and Doug being kept busy answering question's on Chinese Elms, White Pine OakTrees a Serissa. They then did some work on the 4 Trees that visitors bought at Gordales Garden Center or brought into the workshop for help and guidance. They also spent time trying to revive a sorrowful looking White Pine Tree for one young couple. Andy H was asked to do his best and take it home with him and give it back to the couple if he is successful in reviving it.

Once again it was great to to show the public what Wirral Bonsai Society is all about and helping to promote the Bonsai Culture to others on the Wirral, Cheshire and North Wales and further afield

A BIG Thankyou to All The Staff At Gordales Garden Center for the use of their Facilities and welcoming W-B-S into the garden center and we all look forward to the next one on the LAST Sunday in June.


Jim the Lad