Welcome

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).

  • 8th January- AGM
  • 13th February-Auction
  • Feb -Gordale Workshop
  • March -Gordale Workshop
  • 12th March - TBC
  • 9th April- TBC
  • April -Gordale Workshop
  • 14th May-TBC
  • May Gordale Workshop
  • 11th June-TBC
  • June -Gordale Workshop
  • 9th July- TBC
  • July -Gordale Workshop
  • 13th August- TBC
  • August -Gordale Workshop
  • 10th September-TBC
  • September-Gordale Workshop
  • 8th October- TBC
  • October -Gordale Workshop
  • 12th November- TBC
  • November -Gordale Workshop
  • 10th 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.

Friday, 4 July 2014

Annual Show.

This years  annual show will be held at Gordale Garden Centre on the weekend of 23rd, 24th and 25th of August. We look forward to seeing you there.

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Monthly Agenda.

Hi all,
The meeting schedule for the coming months.

July 9. Setting up an accent plant display with Andy Hardman.

August 13.  Tree selection for annual show.

September 10. John Armitage.

October 8. Table selection by Doug Mudd.

We will be putting on a small display at the Wirral Flower Show in Birkenhead Park on Sunday 10th August. Volunteer helpers and  support would be welcomed. This is to promote your society.

I will attempt to post some pictures of recent meetings and workshops in the near future. Please bear with me as I am completely new to this and not the sharpest on computer things!

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

April's Meeting 2 -Trees



 Love it...

April's Meeting 1- People




 
Hi Everyone
At last I have managed to get back into the swing and fold of Wirral Bonsai Society. So sorry for lack of posts on our Blog and missing the last 3 months of Society Meetings and a few Sunday workshops
There's been a changes since I was last present at our Wednesday gatherings with Andy not off  the land of the sun in Portugal and our Everlasting Chairman Ian W.at last handing over the Chairmanship and who better to take over than Andy H.Our Sunday Bonsai Workshop Mentor
I am sure all members Thank Ian W for all his hard work over the past years(Cant say how many years it was as it would give his age away) Ian will continue work hard helping and assisting Andy along with trying to encouraging new and old members to continue improve thier Knowledge Bonsai Trees to make them into better Bonsai Trees and hopefully making them acceptable for showing at our Annual Members Bonsai Show later on in the year
 The Wednesday meeting on the 9th was well attended with 25 members and guest there
Andy opened the meeting and mentioned a few forthcoming events such as the Bonsai Europa 2015 in which Wirral Bonsai have been invited to participate in so no pressure and more information can be seen @
Also at THE NATIONAL BONSAI SOCIETY in Southport, have Corin Tomlinson  giving a Presentation on Satsuki Azaleas on 15th April more information about this event can be found @
Another mention was the Sunday Workshops at Portsunlight and Gordales Garden Centre
the later being A Members PAID Workshop on the Last Sunday of the Month of April  the 27th,  when we have in attendance the "Big Man" The BSA Chairman Mr. John Armitage who will be working on Members Bonsai Trees and Wirral Bonsai Members will be Assisting any Members of the Public who bring thier own Bonsai trees in this Workshop

During the even we had discussing on Bonsai Trees by Andy and Ian and first up for Critic was A Fuchsia by Stan,with more trees owned by Marion, Rod, Dave Y, Pete and Ian W.It was a very successful and enjoyable evening

Many thanks for reading our Blog and look forward to bringing you more of whats going on at Wirral Bonsai Society

Take care. Look after all your Bonsai Trees and Each Other

Jimthelad

Monday, 3 March 2014

Harry Tomlinson RIP


Harry Tomlinson:       1943 – 2014



It is with great sorrow that we have to announce the death of Harry Tomlinson early on Sunday morning,  March 2nd  2014.

You will all remember well the dedicated bonsai artist and owner of Greenwood Gardens and join us in our sorrow in losing Harry after a sad period during whih he suffered from Alzheimer’s. His death followed a period of rapid deterioration in his health during the last few weeks.

Many will remember him for his bonsai skills, his great sense of humour and his excellent books.

Please send any letters of condolence to Greenwood Bonsai Studio where we will be holding an open book of condolence alongside the trees that he created.

The funeral will be a quiet family affair but a memorial service will be held at a later date.

With great sorrow.

Petra, Corin and Paul.

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Wirral Bonsai Auction


Hello everyone,
Just a note to inform you that there is to be a Bonsai auction on Wednesday 12th February at the Wirral Bonsai Society.
This can include anything – trees, pots, tools, books  etc

Buyers and Sellers from other local clubs are invited to attend

For Sellers reserve prices may be applied, No sale no fee. there will be a 10% commission on all successful sales to Wirral Bonsai Society club funds.

Admission is £2 per person

Auction starts at 8pm

 
Venue is the RAFA club

The Roundel Club (known also as the RAFA club),

17 Shrewsbury Road

Oxton

CH43 1UU

(Situated on the corner of Alton Road, entrance on Alton Road)

 


Please forward this to the members of your respective clubs.
Any questions please ask
Thank you  

Mark

Chairman Vale of Clwyd Bonsai Society

Monday, 2 December 2013

Message from Cyprus Bonsai Forum

Dear Jim,

Its a great pleasure to see you here in our humble Bonsai Forum.

Your reputation in the bonsai world precedes you. Your valuable involvement in the Wirral Bonsai Society is well known to the Bonsai World.
I use to follow your Society Bonsai Blog for a couple of years now, and I can say that you do an incredible job.

I believe, with out any doubt that Wirral Bonsai Society is the most Valuable Bonsai Society in the UK.

I am very glad that had the honour to meet you even if is virtually and I hope that one day I will meet you in person

many thanks for your support
Admin

Hi Jim- keep up the good work- regards Iain