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Sad news.

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It was with genuine sadness that I learnt yesterday of the recent death of Roger Oldham. Roger had been a familiar figure in Northern bonsai circles for more decades that I can remember. Most folk who knew him would, I think , agree with the description of him as  ‘ a character ‘ For several… Read more »

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Two thirds done

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      Last Saturday, the 1st. August, we completed two thirds of our yearly programme of Bonsai Chats here at Willowbog Bonsai. There was a pretty good turn out for this time of year. From left to right, Ron, John and Mike, enjoying the sunshine in the studio. Ray helps Jane whilst………………. Her better… Read more »

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A low key affair

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I wonder where the expression ” low key affair ” originates ?  anyway, yesterday’s Bonsai Chat here at Willowbog Bonsai was just that.! Traditionally the months of July and August are where we see the smallest demand for our community day and that’s trend continued yesterday. Nevertheless, about a dozen regulars appeared and set to… Read more »

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Chattering on

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The second half of Willowbog Bonsai’s year kicks off tomorrow, Saturday 4th July, with our regular, first Saturday of the month, get together of enthusiasts from around the region. What to say about our ‘ Chat ‘ days ?  we first off, it is free !  refreshments are provided [ all we ask is a… Read more »

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Five in fifteen

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Yesterday Willowbog Bonsai hosted  ‘ Bonsai Chat ‘ number five of 2015 and the attendance was a bit down on what we have seen on the year’s previous community days. Nevertheless we had about a dozen enthusiasts spend the day with us either working on their trees or just having a natter with other folk who… Read more »

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Easter Saturday ” Chat ”

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There was a record turnout, at least for recent times , for Willowbog Bonsai’s first Saturday of the month get together . How nice to see the studio buzzing with like minded folk ! Pretty much all familiar faces, chatting about thier hobby, getting help with their trees or just quietly working away getting things… Read more »

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March ‘Chat’ tokonoma

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As always with an event on in the studio here at Willowbog Bonsai , I assembled a display in the tokonoma for last Saturday’s Bonsai Chat community day [ workshop ] It featured the Prunus from Mr. Greedy’s bonsai collection. This year it is putting on the best show of flowers that this bonsai has… Read more »

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Mad March …………….bonsaists

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We had a really busy workshop ,  no sorry , Bonsai Chat !   here at Willowbog Bonsai last Saturday . It’s that time of year so lots of re-potting was being done! Very nice to see Sue S. back with us after her health issue , great to see you recovered Sue ! Another… Read more »

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