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).
9th January- AGM
13th February-Swindon Show prep
24th Feb -Gordale Workshop
3rd March -Gordale Workshop -Steve Tolley
13th March - Members Tree Critique Club show prep
10th April- Tony Tickle/Terry Foster -Fine wiring and ramification
28th April -Gordale Workshop
9th May-Peter Warren Subject TBC
26th May Gordale Workshop
12th June-John Moffat-Great trees of the Wirral
30th June -Gordale Workshop
10th July- Simon Jones-Subject TBC
28th July -Gordale Workshop
14th August- Club Show Tree selection
25th August -Gordale Workshop
21st-22nd September -Club show -Gordale
11th September-Post show talk- New Member Introduction
29th September-Gordale Workshop
9th October- TBC
27th October -Gordale Workshop
14th November- John Armitage- Japanese Exploits
24th November -Gordale Workshop
11th 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.
I'd like to say a big thank you to Jim for his excellent input over the last year, long may it continue.
It's safe to say his input has given a fresh impetuous to the blog content, something that was probably waining due my time being taken up elsewhere.
You may notice a new addition below every post, its an addition to Blogger that allows linking posts to popular social network sites, endorsing posts to other bloggers and commenting on posts.
See what you think and use as you see fit.
Plus Iv'e removed the blog poll at the bottom of the page (which suffered from multiple spam votes!) and replaced it with a list of the most recent popular posts.
2008 you were notified of the WBFF International Photo Contest, albeit at a
rather late date to expect to receive large numbers of entries from the
UK. I was asked to retrieve, rather belatedly, a situation which had been
outside the control of FOBBS and to take on the task of obtaining entries from
the European Region. I should have had 12 months in which to do this task and
in the event I had just two. Despite this, and with your co-operation, I did
succeed in getting 25 entries for this competition; 10 of those entries came
from the UK. In 2009 the competition was judged and 20 of the European photos
were displayed at the World Convention held that year in Puerto Rico.
Subsequently the new WBFF President, Mr Hu from China, offered to publish a
book containing all those judged to be “winning trees”, some 170 trees in all.
This book was produced by November of last year and free copies were available
for all those whose trees appeared among the pages.
These books were available for us to collect while at the
ASPAC Convention in Takamatsu, Japan last November, and extremely heavy they
were to bring home (in our case 20 copies for the UK & Europe).
I am attaching the Poster, Requirements for entry, and
the Entry Form itself. I hope you will print these out and consider
entering one of your trees. As proven by ‘Best of British’ and other shows
staged in the UK, we have some amazing trees, and so, with plenty of time to
get our acts together, lets show the rest of the World Bonsai public what we
are capable of.