Tuesday, 2 August 2011

July- Gordale Workshop 1

...you could have gone to spec savers!!
(other opticians are also available)
about so high....
time for a trim methinks!
pretty in pink.....
and they say owners look like there dogs!!!!
It had to happen sometime as it was a very quiet day around the W-B-S Workshop Tables, with just a few members of the pubic bringing along their own trees. Society members were enjoying each others company and doing what they do best working on their Bonsai Trees and helping out members of the General Public- as we were into DOUBLE Figures with personnel, the First time that has happened since we started our last Sunday of the Month Workshops Bash at the GGC (Gordale's Garden Center ) Four months or so ago. With most of The Committee in attendance Ian W, Dave Y,ever present Andy H and Doug M with Sean D, Tom. Arthur, Eddie J and our latest additions to the W-B-S fold Brian and his good lady Margaret who brought in two trees to work on and get advice from the senior members and Christine popped in to see how we were all doing (Doug M's young lady)

The variety of Bonsai Trees that the troops were working on were European Hornbean + Various Maples including a Deshojo + few Privets + Four Chinese Elms + Contoneaster + Juniper + Larch + Scots Pine and a Procumbens

Just to remind EVERYBODY about a Japan Day to be held this month.

The event is at Wallasey Central Library on the 20th August from 1000 to 1600 with a break from 1300 to 1400. They're going to have a number of activities taking place throughout the day. The proceeds from the event will be split between the Red Cross Tsunami Appeal and the Friends Of Wallasey Central Library. There will be a number of Japanese people and others interested in Japanese culture taking part in the event.

W-B-S has been approached and here is whats going on that day

Activities include:

# Dress up in a Kimono
# Japanese calligraphy
# Learn how to do Origami
# Tradional Japanese painting exhibition [Sumi-e]
# Book/DVD/CD sale
# Japanese traditional storytelling [for adults and children]
# Colouring & painting for children
# Japanese Poetry/Haiku workshop
# Japanese tea, coffee & cakes
# Tsunami information stand
# Basic Japanese class
# Information about Japan exhibition [Sport, Culture, History, Food etc]
# Raffle and prizes
# Craft stand
# Manga paintings
Plus more to be announced.......

If you would like to have a table at the event that would be great. This could be a workshop or whatever you want. If you have anymore questions please don't hesitate to ask.

The above information was sent by Natsuko who is helping to organize the Japan Day Event

So anybody who feels up to attending and taking their Bonsai Trees or doing small Workshop on the 20th August 2011 please please tell any member of the W-B-S committee and as our Chairman has said "it would be a shame to miss out. "

We All know August this year is a very very busy month but I am sure it's better to be involved than not at all.

Thats all for now.

Take care look after each other and your Bonsai Trees

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.