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.

Thursday, 16 June 2011

June Meeting- Members trees

A stunning Escallonia


It was left to your's truly To Select T-O-T-M and for me ALL the Trees and Accent Plants were worthy of the Monthly Award BUT being a Sucker for Artistic work, little Pink Flowers, PLUS The Wimbledon Style Lawn I decided that Ian W's Tree was my T-O-T-M (I was going to offer a 3 Figure amount for his Tree BUT I don't think he would part with the tree for £1.50P )

Ian's Tree is a Escalliona Growing from Cutting Over 20 years ago and in a Gordan Duffett Hand Built Bonsai Pot and is available from Ian W. but Not at my measly 3 figure sum.
Jim the Lad.


A lovely Cotoneaster...


...and a cute one.



a Maple...... before leaf pruning??

June Meeting- Leaf pruning Maples

Ian introduces the meeting


Andy covers the theory.......

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and the practise......

......while entertaining the troops!


........are you sure??

Wednesday Night's meeting was one that I was looking forward to and for me I was not disappointed with Ian.W. and Andy H.taking to the floor and stage to explain about Leaf Pruning on Maples and on some Deciduous Tree such as Beech and Hawthorns

Before that Chairman Iain W mentioned that "Wee Mary" our ever present Young Lady was not in the best of Health and ask Geoff to express the societies best wishes for a speedy recovery

Also Sad News that the Bonsai World has lost one of the Grand Masters of Bonsai. M.r Daizo Iwasaki who passed away On Early May 2011. He spent his life sharing his Love and Passion of Bonsai with the entire Bonsai Community. Takasago-an Bonsai Garden :and no words that could I say would ever match what has already been written about him and images of his work and garden plus The Great Man himself can be seen Here

http://ibonsaiclub.forumotion.com/t6651-sad-news-for-the-bonsai-world

The Leaf Pruning Session was very well attended with Ian getting to grips with the why's and wherefore of leaf pruning Maples and some Deciduous Trees then Andy doing what he does best getting stuck in with the Scissors and showing how to carry out this task on his Maple plus answering questions from the ever so inquisitive members

An Excellent night was had by all.





Jim the Lad