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A pretty good start

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Our first Bonsai Chat of 2019 was quite well attended here at Willowbog Bonsai yesterday. Mostly it was regular enthusiasts who took advantage of this community day. About half the folk brought along trees to work on but still managed a bit of chatting while they worked. Diane certainly got a bit done on her… Read more »

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It all starts again.

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This upcoming Saturday 5th of January we begin Willowbog Bonsai’s programme of activities for 2019 with Bonsai Chat. Bonsai Chat is an informal get together of bonsai enthusiasts from across the region. Whilst it is not intended to take the place of formal workshops many folk bring trees along to get work done that they… Read more »

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Extra date set

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We have set an extra monthly workshop date for the 15th. December this year to cope with demand. The workshop on the normal penultimate Saturday, the 22nd. is fully subscribed so we have a workshop now scheduled for the previous Saturday. Let us know if you are interested in participating , call   01434681217 or… Read more »

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Final Bonsai Chat of 2018

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There was a faintly festive feel to Willowbog Bonsai’s concluding community day of the year yesterday. Some extra special treats to be found in the refreshment room for instance. Malcolm treated us all by wearing his Christmas jumper mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm ? Although none of the photos really give a feel of it, we had one of… Read more »

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Three men in a B.O.A.T…………..session

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Where in this sense BOAT  stands for   Bonsai Occupational Aunty Therapy, with me assuming the role of Aunty !     I ask you, three grown men playing with little trees ?  we certainly need some sort of therapy. The G-man’s first shaping of a European yew bit of yamadori material. Antony with his… Read more »

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Making sawdust …. making bonsai

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Yesterday here at Willowbog Bonsai the four of us participating in the carving workshop spent a considerable part of the morning discussing the use of deadwood in bonsai creation. Where it is and where it isn’t appropriate. What sort of deadwood is right for each type of tree and the types of tools and their… Read more »

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Busy ” Chat ”

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Following a couple of months of quiet Bonsai Chats, at least in terms of numbers attending, we had quite a busy day here at Willowbog Bonsai yesterday for our November get together. Thanks to those responsible for recording the day with my camera although, in fact, none of the photos really give a sense of… Read more »

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Ten for the tenth

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We had ten participants booked in for the tenth monthly workshop of the year here at Willowbog Bonsai yesterday, Saturday 20th October. In the event two folk were unable to attend but we still had quite a busy day. There were three participants taking part in their first ever bonsai workshop as well as Kate,… Read more »

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Carving workshop

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The maximum of four bonsai folk took part in yesterday’s Carving workshop here at Willowbog Bonsai.  It was the first of two workshops dedicated to the use of deadwood in bonsai design that we are staging this autumn, the next is on the 10th November and is also fully subscribed. Although not recorded on the… Read more »

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