Thursday, 28 February 2013

February Meeting

Hi Everyone

On our Second monthly Society meeting of the year Chairman Ian W. welcomed everyone and spoke about some members adventures to the Noelanders Trophy in January 2013 and as our Webmaster Iain Q posted, A Well-known and Respected European Bonsai Artist Mr.Walter Pall From Egling in Germany spoke about Two treesfrom NoelandersTrophy 2013 in his Walter Pall Bonsai Adventures. Which is Mr.Walter Pall's Main Blog about Bonsai.His work with trees from day to day.Many of good inages of good trees and an abundance of valuable information about Bonsai.I would recommend a look at his Blog and judge for yourself (To Me you will not be Disappointed).

The Two Bonsai Trees from Noelanders Trophy 2013 in his Blog

(1) A Larch,Larix decidua by a Gentleman called Martin Nielsen
(2) Chinese Elm,Ulmus Parvifolia,by our very own Bill G.

 Mr Pall Wrote "Both are Very Good Examples of Successful Naturalistic Style".Extremely High Praise for Bill G. From Mr W.Pall which proves patience can be rewarding in Bonsai

Ian also spoke about the forth-coming events this and next month The Swindon and District Winter Image Show being held on the 24th of this month (February) plus a few other items of Interests such as
Private Bonsai Auction that is being held at Wessex Bonsai Society. Kinson Community Centre,Pelhams Park,Kinson,Bournemouth,Dorset,BH10 7LH 

For more Informatiom visit

It is about 250  miles from Heswall but if you are SERIOUS about upgrading your Bonsai Collection and have the £,$ and Pennies plus distance is no problem this is a must and for a great Cause


On Sunday the 17th March 2013 there's a Bonsai Car Boot Sale SUNDAY 17th March 2013 between 8 am to 12pm In the Car Park of Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses Westbourne Road, Edgbaston

Also The Prestigious Shohin Uk Exhibition which will be held on Sunday, March 24th 2013. At the Failand Village Hall,near Bristol,UK, The postcode is BS8 3TS and once again Society members will be travelling over 192 miles or so to the Show.

Due to our Commitment at the Swindon and District Winter Image Show being held on the 24th of this month our Last Sunday of the Month Workshop IS Cancelled but there is a Sunday Workshop being held at Portsunlight Garden Centre on the 10th of March between 10:30am and 4:30Pm
Mr Steve Tolley no stranger to Wirral Bonsai Society and A MASTER Of the  Bonsai Four Dimensional Art Supremo and many Successful Talents will be at the Members Workshop on the 3rd of March at Gordales Gold Medal Award Garden Centre The UK Garden Retailer of the Year 2012

After all the Announcerments by Ian,the rest of the evening was taken up with preparing for the Bonsai Shows and all went well in selecting the Trees and various other Bonsai Items
It was good enjoyable interesting evening letting many members see the selected display before it goes on show to the public at the forthcoming events. We had an excellent turn out on the night with 30 members and visitors and we all wish everyone involved in the shows every success

Take care look after each other and all your Bonsai Trees

Jim thelad

Thursday, 14 February 2013

February Workshop

Hi Everyone

On the 10th on February we had another visit to the Wonderful, Warm and Friendly Portsunlight Garden Centre for our Second Sunday of the Month Bonsai Workshop

Sorry to say NOT many members attended this session for various reasons including the forthcoming Swindon and District Winter Image Show being held on the 24th of February 2013 an event in which W-B-S Always try and support more info can be found

 Andy and Tom brought all the tools and Eight Bonsai trees which included a Larch Two Azalea's,Potentilla,Black Pine,Privet,Hornbean and a Beautiful Iris Reticulata an early flowering plant in a Unusual Fascinating pot Andy once again was busy as always and did a lot of great work on Tom's Azalea plus wired his Bonsai Hornbean till he was contended with the result


During the day we had a few interested members of the public who stopped asked questions as to how and why it was possible to have small leaves on the Bonsai Trees also a Lady on Holiday from Dubai visiting her family was intrigued and chatted for a while about her time in Dubai also a few took away a Flyer about W-B-S

We all would like to say a Large thank-you the excellent Gentlemen who organised and set up the tables and benches for us to have our Bonsai Workshop and look forward to returning to this wonderful and excellent Garden Centre

That's about it for now  until next time Take care look after each other and enjoy looking and working with your Bonsai Trees

Jim thelad
Tom's Larch
Andy's Hornbeam
Andy's Maple
Tom's Azalea


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.