February novice/intermediate workshop.

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Yesterday we hosted a very encouraging novice/intermediate workshop here at the nursery. Teaching has always been an integral part of the ethos of Willowbog Bonsai and it was pleasing to see the day well supported. As usual I had very welcome assistance from Terry H. and Ray C. which meant that all 8 participants got… Read more »

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February novice/intermediate workshop.

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Yesterday we hosted a very encouraging novice/intermediate workshop here at the nursery. Teaching has always been an integral part of the ethos of Willowbog Bonsai and it was pleasing to see the day well supported. As usual I had very welcome assistance from Terry H. and Ray C. which meant that all 8 participants got… Read more »

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The past weekend

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Arrived home late yesterday afternoon after Willowbog’s trip to the Northern Ireland Bonsai Society School weekend. It seems to have been a successful couple of days from everyone’s point of view. On  my part it is great to see a club so well organised and supported and also to see such enthusiasm for this hobby… Read more »

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Todays Bonsai Chat

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We had a really good turnout for our ” Chat ” today, mostly regulars but a few newcomers also. As usual I put out a tokonoma display in the studio , it features a Korean hornbeam from the Willowbog Collection. The tree needs a re-pot this year and I have purchased a really beautiful Derek… Read more »

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Bonsai Chat

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It is the February Bonsai Chat tomorrow,  the first of the year last month was well supported so we are hoping to see lots of folk that are interested in bonsai here at the nursery in the morning. This scene is typical of the studio on a well attended day. Not a club, no programme… Read more »

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First Bonsai Chat of the New Year

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This first Bonsai Chat of 2012 was really well attended with at least 16 folk using the day at the nursery in exactly the way that it was intended. That is, a combination of social gathering and exchange of views and knowledge, as well as a chance to work on trees with guidance from the… Read more »

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Willowbog tokonomas no.1

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We have a tokonoma constructed in the studio here at the nursery and each time we have something happening such as Bonsai Chat or a workshop we try to put some sort of display together for the space. I mostly do it myself but occasionally I can persuade one of the event’s participants to come… Read more »

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Last Bonsai Chat of 2011.

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  We had a good day with our December ” Chat ” yesterday. About a dozen enthusiasts from across the region came and used the Willowbog facilities to enjoy their bonsai  passion. As is usually the case some were here for just an hour or two and others stayed all day. One of our real… Read more »

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Deep Northumberland Snow

A year ago today !

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This was the scene that we woke up to exactly one year ago today ! Enough snow to make life just a bit difficult , but at the same time quite beautiful ! It was a Friday so technically the nursery was open so I guess that I thought that I had better try to… Read more »

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