Monday, 2 April 2012

March meeting- Tree Critique

 Pretty......-and the blossoms quite nice too!!

 Tony does his thing.

 What do you think?

Give me the moonlight.....

Hi Everyone and Welcome to our British Shohin and Willowbog Success and Monthly News Some W-B-S members took the long trip up to the BSA Show at Willowbog at Hexham Northumberland over 170 miles one way and we are pleased to say the we had Great Success in The British Shohin Association 6TH Annual Exhibition Event on the 10th/ 11thof March 2012
As Bill G reported “we had a great time it was a Wonderful Show Very High Standard, I won Two Individual Awards (Certificates of Merit) one for a Chinese Elm and one for a Mame Lonicera I also won a COM with Ian and Andy for a group composition and Ian and Tony won a COM for another group composition”
Besides Andy H, Bill G, Ian W, and Tony F. It was also great to hear that they had Moral Support W-B-S as Vice Chairman Arthur R and his good Lady and Members Secretary Dena and Better Half Ron

A Grateful Thanks to Bill for his insight and images from the show

And more images can be seen on the Wirral Bonsai Facebook page

Much more and a FULL REPORT of the B.S.A Show along with images of the Event can be obtained here At

Also The Event Host Peter and Jean Snart whose Hard Work,  Outstanding Welcome, Dedication and Preparation Succeeded in Making the B.S.A Exhibition Show  Event As some are saying “The Best Ever” more about Willowbog can be found along with comments from Peterabout W-B-S   AT 


On with the Monthly Society Meeting held on the 14th March which was A Members Tree Critique Hosted by Tony F/Andy H was opened By Vice Chair Arthur. He mention about our Willowbog success and read out the Wirral Bonsai Facebook message from Peter at Willowbog for members who do not use the social media network and everyone wishes to thank Peter for his kind words of support to the society
Almost 2 dozen members attended The Tree Critique but not so many trees but Tony F did a great session as he had the members involved with suggestions and question and answer and first up to the table was Sean with his maple on a Rock followed by Steve with his Cedar, Tony then spoke about his own Potentilla Tree, after the break,Lee was next up with his Black Pine grown from SEED ,Andy was next with his Flowering Cherry Tree,followed by Dena's maple which was already in Leaf
During the discussions some interesting point were made by Tony, Andy and Lee 2 main ones seemed to be The use of MOSS ALL OVER THE POT for shows with no soil being seen Another point was what Sealing Compound to use also Lee pointed out that He does NOT USE  ANYTHING to seal after removing a branch and it seems to work for his trees. So food for thought and it was a very interesting and worthwhile Session 

At this last Sunday of the month workshop on the 25th March 2012 we have the illustrious, Knowledgeable, Extremely Talented Bonsai Artist Mr Steven Tolley an event not to be missed by members

Many thanks for dropping by and reading our W-B-S BLOG 

Take care look after each other and all your bonsai Trees

Jim thelad

Apologies for the tardy posting -moving premises at work so been a bit hectic.

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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.