Wednesday, 30 January 2013

January Workshop

 Nice Juniper
 Dougs Privet...before
.......and after work.
looking good Doug.
Hi One and All

It was good to see the back of the Snow and Frost as it was a good day weather wise for our First of the Year 2013 Sunday  Of The Month Bonsai Workshop which was held on the 27th January 2013 at Portsunlight Garden Centre here in the Wirral

On scene were Dena,Ron,Doug,Tom,Arthur,Rod,Andy and Mark and what a productive day it was with 21 Bonsai Trees
, consisting of Privet,Larch, Deshojo, other Various Maples, Escalloiana Pines and a few other smaller trees on the Workshop Tables it was sleeves rolled up and plenty of action which included Re-potting, Wiring, Re-positioning of Trees, Branches Re-shaped, Root Pruning and Andy once again doing what he does best helping, encouraging, giving advice and most of ALL Listening to members suggestions and answering questions.

A rather Quiet day and Not a lot of members of the Public around but it was great to see once again Andy and his young son Ryan joining us for a short time at Portsunlight Garden Centre. Everyone work well with helping and listening to each other making suggestions,opinions and exchanging ideas

All that remains for me to say is a Large Thank-you to the Owner's and All the Staff at Portsunlight Garden Centre. for allowing  and welcoming Wirral Bonsai Society  into thier Beautiful Garden Centre

More info about Portsunlight Garden Centre can be found


Until next time look after each other and all your Bonsai Trees

Jim thelad

Noelanders Trophy 2013

Im sure most of you have found this by now but below is a link to view Mr Tickles series of videos on Utube.

Thursday, 17 January 2013

January Meeting AGM

Hi Everyone

Hope it's not to late to wish you all where-ever you may be a Warm and Wonderful New-year in 2013
On the 9th of January this year we had our First get together of the year and no better way to start than by having our Annual General Meeting which was well attended with around Two Dozen Members and Visitors.

The Committee Members of 2012 which included Chairman-Ian W, Vice-Chairman-Arthur R, Treasurer-Geoff D, Gen Secretary-Doug M, Membership Secretary Dena H,  Raffle Organisers - Mary and Geoff D, Raffle Ticket sellers Sean D and Bill G, Show 'Logistics' Andy H and The Official Photographer Jim 'the Lad' were all in attendance

Ian W  welcomed everyone and wished All Members a Happy New-year give his views and thoughts about W-B-S achievements in the past 12 months in which he thanked everyone for all the hard work in participating making the year a good year with all the events that were undertaking and encouraged us all of more the same or more during 2013

The New 2013 Committee was Elected and all members expressed thier voices to keep the Old Committee of 2012 in office which also included our hard working Web - Master Iain Q and Christine M

With the new Committee in office Chairman Ian highlighted Events coming during the the next few months which includes, The 14th Noelanders Trophy On Saturday and Sunday January 19th and 20th 2013 and takes place at the Centrum voor Duurzaam Bouwen, Marktplein 1 in Heusden-Zolder, Belgium.

Swindon Winter Image in February The Winter Show Sunday the 24th February 2013 at the Grange Drive Centre, Swindon

Shohin Bonsai Show will be held on Sunday, March 24th 2013. The venue is the  Failand Village Hall, near Bristol,UK, The postcode is BS8 3TS.just a few short from Junction 19 on the M5.

Also later in the year we also have the Best of British Bonsai.

More Information about these Events can be found By doing a Google Search and on Variuos Blogs and Web pages for each Event

Treasurer Geoff D explained the comings and goings of the Finance side of the Society and it was reported that we were still in the Black and made a Small profit during 2012 and would be great if the society maintained this in the coming year.Various other items and opinions were discussed to keep W-B-S striving forward

The Last Sunday of the Month Workshop on the 27th January where we hope you will bring along any Bonsai Trees you require any assistance with and will be held at
Port Sunlight Garden Centre  The Causeway.Port Sunlight Village Wirral
CH62 5DY   Telephone: 0151 645 6244

Take care,look after each other and your Bonsai Trees

Jim thelad

Trees on display


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.