Friday, 15 March 2013

March Workshop

Hi and Welcome

It was back to Portsunlight Garden Centre here in the Wirral were we always receive a warm and Friendly welcome Being Mother Sunday the garden centre was busy in other areas.

On show we had a variety of Trees such as Flowering Cherry, Korean Hornbeam, Pryacantha, Chinese Elm, Larch, Potentilla, Escallonia, Contoneaster a few more plus a couple of Accent Plants belonging to Our Leader for the day Andy H.assisted by Doug M and Tom and these were the trio who brought their Bonsai Trees and Tools to work on and await to assists any member of the Public who needed help and guidance with their own Bonsai Tree or Trees as was the case with a Wonderful Lovely Lady named Ann along with her Husband Steve who live in Cheshire. Ann had brought in her Oak Tree for assistance

and Andy took centre stage and after little time consulting with Ann, Andy got in action with both Steve and Ann looking on seemly approving and very happy with the result. During after morning and afternoon Doug was chatting with Steve and it was interesting to hear about Steve's other passion a Longbow and involved with Reenactments and if your interested in this pastime and I believe there is a Society called

The Holly Holy Day Society “The Battle Of Nantwich”– English Civil War

More information can be found by a Google Search or

Even tho our member numbers were small a fair amount was achieved during the day,trees re-potted,Wiring,Styling removing Moss from trunks and unwanted Debris removed, Re-positioning Of Trees,but most of ALL W-B-S making a Presence to promote Bonsai here in The Wirral

On the Last Sunday of This Month The 31st March THERE IS NO WORKSHOP as Gordale Garden Centre is CLOSED being EASTER SUNDAY,but we will be back at 

Port Sunlight Garden Centre,  TheCauseway,
Port Sunlight Village,Wirral. on the 14th of April 2013
and for those who have a Sat Nav the Postcode is  CH62 5DY and

Telephone: 0151 645 6244   or go to     for more information

We all would like to thank  our Hosts and Everyone  at  Port Sunlight Garden Centre, for allowing Wirral Bonsai Society the Time and Space to hold  our Bonsai Workshop

and if all goes well we will be there again  next month

 Till next time

 Take care  look after Each Other and All your Bonsai Trees

Jim thelad
 Doug and Andy have fun
....and the result.
 ....and after.
 an Elm about to be truncated.....

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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.