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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

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.

Thursday, 13 December 2012

November Workshop -Port Sunlight Garden Centre

Hi One and All

We were very fortunate about holding our Last Sunday of the Month Workshop this time as due to the Festive season being upon us we had to change locations so Andy,Tom, Brian, Sean, Dena, Ron, Bill D and Stan brought along thier Bonsai Trees and Bonsai Tools to work on the 25 various Trees that were on our Workshop Tables, consisting of a Few Privets,Few Chinese Elms, Couple of Larches, Deshojo, other Various Maples,Many Pines Large and Small, Hornbeans at the  Port Sunlight
Garden Center  were the Garden Gentre was really geared up for Christmas with many many Christmas Trees, lots of Festive Decorations and the whole Garden Centre was catering for All ages as it seemed there was something for everyone and is Well Worth a Visit.

We started off at 10:30 am till 4:30pm and our  Workshop Tables location we excellently situated a few steps opposite the Greenhand Sun Lounge Cafe, and we had a nice warm Friendly, helpful welcome from everyone and many of the Public stopped to ask question about Bonsai and at our workshop.Sean was the Busiest and in fine form explaining to a Young Lady and her young son plus a few other others about various aspects of Bonsai Trees,Stan explained to a Wonderfully Mature Lady who stopped and asked questions,Tom, Dougie were also involved along with Bill D,and Brian a Santa in the making answering questions from various people.
Once again it was great to have Andy and his young Lad Ryan joining us at Portsunlight Garden Centre.

Andy H.was Excellent on the day as he was the Mentor for All Members as he work his socks off enjoying himself Working, Advising Creating new Ideas on Members Trees to the Delight of Happy and Grateful Members of Wirral Bonsai Society who enjoyed his encouragement and knowledge Experience

Before I Close We ALL  AT W-B-S would like to thank Jess and Everyone at the  Fantastic and Delightful  Port Sunlight Garden Center for their warm hospitality and making All of us feel Welcomed and Wish You All That You Wish for Yourself and Lot more in 2013

To You ALL who take time to Browse our Web Blog a Huge Thank-you and where ever you maybe Have a Wonderful and Happy Christmas and Successful New Year in 2013 and beyond

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 Wide angle shot of the team -Jim playing with a new toy??
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 Dougs Privet....lookin fine....
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 .....as some fine work is undertaken...open wide
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Statler and Waldorf take a break....
unusual bonsai christmas tree on the right..complete with lights!

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

Jim thelad

Monday, 3 December 2012

BOBB 2013 entries




A call to arms-

"I have not had many trees submitted by the Wirral crew. Can you rally the troops because I want the Wirral to be represented at BOBB, but that is only going to happen if I get the submissions.
Best wishes
Steve"