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.

Monday, 5 March 2012

February Gordale workshop

Hi One and All
On the 26th of February 2012 we were at our Favourite Venue Gordales Award Winning Garden Center (GGC) for our Last Sunday of The Month Workshop even tho some could not make it this time  we had a pleasant, enjoyable and constructive day We did have a newbie in our midst,Colin who brought 2 of his own Trees to work on and seek advice from everyone
During the day it was a wee bit quite but now and again it livened up and we seem to have had a great  rapport with the Public as always we were delighted to see some regulars and new people arriving with thier Own Bonsai Tree to our Workshop Tables so Andy, Dena, Doug,  Ian,Tom and Tony were all eager and willing to assist with questions,trying to solve problems on a Ladies Maple, a Gentleman's Redwood Small Forest also Lady who asked for advice on a Serissa Foetica plus another Bonsai Tree which escapes me for now and handing out W-B-S Flyers whilst working on thier own Bonsai Trees.
As always we all would like to thank Karen of the GGC for looking after us all and we look forward to being back next month  in March when Mr Steve Tolley will be in attendance during our Bonsai Workshop

Take care and look after each other and all your Bonsai Trees
Jim thelad


 Doug....under close scrutiny!!!

 Which bit do you want to keep??


Tony looks closely after some work on a Juniper.