Sunday, 3 July 2011

Gordale workshop June

the lads busy.........gossiping!!
smell those privet flowers.
Dave explains why he's covering his pot in tape to Jill and Peter. (Im still unclear why he wa sactually doing this??)
it was obviously a daunting job!

A Hot day at Gordale's GC even though it rained for a little but that did not stop Society members enjoying working on various trees including Privets, Larch, Maples, Pines, Potentilla plus other trees. Also helping out a few members of the public with lots of questions about their own trees, but we all feel if they had brought the trees into the workshop it would have been more helpful to them and of course to members trying to give advice without seeing the tree

However on saying that a gentleman did arrive and ask a few questions about the why's and how's about his tree and asked if he could bring it into the workshop. After a little while the gentleman arrived back with his tree and members gave their opinions and advice how the tree should be looked after. Not knowing the make of the tree Andy H suggested it was some Species of Ivy.

During the Day the owners of Gordale's Mr and Mrs Peter and Jill Nicholson chatted with members Mrs Gordale (Jill) was asking Dave Y about his Large Beautiful Bonsai Pot (or as she called it a LARGE TUB so now Dave's pot is Affectionately Known as THE TUB by some members) and why Dave was Masking his pot so Dave explained everything to her. Also they both chatted about their trip to Japan and all the fantastic Bonsai Trees and display's they saw and later Mrs Gordale (Jill) came back to show member images of the Bonsai Trees they had seen.

All in all another great day with lots of banter and laughter with some chips and ice-cream being devoured whilst working on trees and the renaming of a Large Beautiful Pot THE TUB and helping a few members of the public plus Its amazing what a bit of sunshine does for everyone it was good to see people smiling.

W-B-S has also been invited to the Funday Week-end at GGC on the
Saturday the 9th and Sunday the 10th of July from 9am till 6pm.
So any members who can make it would i am sure have a great time if just for a few hours bring along your trees and work on them in nice pleasant company and i am sure you would enjoy the chips and ice-cream as well

A BIG thank you to all the staff at GGC and to Mr and Mrs Peter and Jill Nicholson for all their Hospitality and taking time to chat with members of our society

Take care and look after each other

Jim thelad

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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


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.