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 January 2012

Simon T @ Noelanders

 Simon's award winner as displayed at Noelanders.

 The tree under develoment in jan 2009
with unusual 'flowers' - an insight into the training technique employed.
 Simon discussing development.

 The tree 'Under the Knife'


.....and post trim.

Congratulations from all @WBS

January Gordale Workshop 2

 Healing hands?

 A good turn out

 How not to store your wire!!!

 I'm Vice what????

Nice pot Shaun.

January- Gordale Workshop 1

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Je ne comprends pas
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Monday, 16 January 2012

SoTM-Tony Tickle


This months site is Tony T's revamped blog, see below link for a sneeky peek.

January Meeting- AGM

All present and correct,... let the games begin!
d5........hit
'Angry birds' or just 2:0 down?
I spy....
Hi Everyone

Before I start the First of this years 2012 insight of the W-B-S monthly meetings I would like to deeply Apologise for a name mix-up as The Dave a was referring to in Decembers Christmas Bash I named wrongly (Senior Moment I Guess) For Dave whose Team won the Quiz Night has a Beautiful Lovely Wife named Grace and Not as I mentioned at our last monthly meeting.

Before the Annual General Meeting got underway Ian W wished everyone a Happy and Prosperous New-Year during 2012 and beyond. Ian W also outlined some events that members may be interested in attending and one that W-B-S were defending a Trophy

The Swindon and District Bonsai Society Winter Image Show, on the 19th February 2012, At Stratton Community Centre, Grange Drive, Stratton street, Maragret .Swindon Sn9 4JY. This is where the Society Will defending the Trophy that was WON last year 2011

Also some other interesting events or shows are

The Thirteenth Noelanders Trophy on 21st & 22nd January 2012 in Belgium.
which some members of W-B-S are attending Hopefully bringing some Images back for us All share

The British Shohin Association 6th Annual Exhibition held on Saturday 10th and 11th March 2012 at Willowbog Bonsai UK

Magical Bonsai Accents 2012 on Sunday 27th May 2012 in North Somerset, BS8 3TS UK

Bonsai in Wales Exhibit 26th & 27th August 2012

WIRRAL Bonsai Members Society Show Week-end 1st& 2nd September 2012 At Gordales The Awarding Winning Wirral Garden Center


Burrs Bonsai Week-end 9/10/11 November 2012

Plus events from the V-o-C-B-S which is yet to be announced

All of Wirral Bonsai Society would like to Congratulate and wish Mark K ( of Green Dragon Fame ) best wishes for his New Role as Chairman of the Vale oF Clwyd Bonsai Society, a role we are all sure he will put his heart and soul into. Also a Large Thankyou to the out-going Gentleman Dave B Chairman and Vice Chair Dave Y for their Sterling work within Both Societies and we all know they will be on hand if the need arises.

Most of these events have been highlighted before on our Blog by WebMaster Iain Q and more details can be found in past blog during 2011

It was agreed to maintain our great response and continue with the Last Sunday Of The Month Workshops at the GGC (Gordale's Awarding Winning Garden Center) with the first workshop of the year being on Sunday The 29th January 2012

Ian then handed over the to Geoff D our Trusted and extremely hard working Treasurer who handed out a copy of the Societies Finance Details and had the Books ready for inspection if anybody wanted to inspect
During Geoff's summing up he pointed out that there were some of our show Books 2010 still available and encouraged members to purchase them if they have NOT already done so

There were over 20 members attending the evening for our A-G-M and they cast there vote into keeping the Excellent Committee of 2011 with one exception and that was the Vacant Chair of Vice Chair and Arthur R was nominated by Sean D and seconded by everyone Else

So as present the Committee line up is as follows

Chairman = Ian W
Vice chairman = Arthur R
Treasurer = Geoff D
Gen Secretary = Doug M and Helper Christine M
Membership and Social Secretary =Dena H
Raffle Organisers = Mary and Geoff D
Raflle Ticket Sellers = Sean D and Bill G
Tables 'by Design'=Doug M
Webmaster = Iain Q
Official photographer = Jim 'the Lad'
Show 'Logistics' =Andy H


That's it for this our First Monthly Meeting of 2012. So many thanks To everyone who helped making the Last Sunday Of the Month Workshops a Success and look forward to continuing in the coming months at the GGC and W-B-S Members Wish you ALL a Happy and Prosperous New -Year in 2012

Take care look after each other and All your Bonsai Trees, Accents Plants and everything Bonsai

Jim the lad