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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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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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Five for the fourth

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We had five participants for Willowbog Bonsai’s fourth monthly workshop of the year last Saturday. It was a gloriously sunny spring day and I anticipated the studio getting too warm as the day progressed. Nevertheless we started in our usual fashion inside with a discussion concerning current bonsai issues, most notably the rapid change in… Read more »

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On the Deadwood Stage

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Yesterday, Saturday 28th, we had one of our occasional days devoted to the use of deadwood in bonsai creation here at Willowbog Bonsai. Because of the nature of the sort of practical work that is often involved we usually set a maximum of four participants but one of those who had booked failed to show… Read more »

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Peter Warren Workshop dates for June 2017

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The three workshop days with Mr. Warren in the middle of 2017 here at Willowbog Bonsai are as follows- This was the root base of one of my trees that did not make it , Peter said wrong sort of growing medium !! Friday June 23rd Saturday June 24th Sunday June 25th Half of the… Read more »

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Fourteen satisfied customers

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  Fourteen different folk occupied the eighteen potential places at the recent three days of Peter Warren workshops here at Willowbog Bonsai. Peter looks at this larch brought along by John who was doing his second PW workshop. Scott, with John just behind him, was not actually participating, just watching, learning and helping. This tall… Read more »

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Carving workshop

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We have set a date for a carving workshop here at Willowbog Bonsai. It is a hands-on sort of workshop and in the light of the sort of work to be done have limited it to four participants. It is also a bit short notice as it is next Saturday, 14th Nov. If fully subscribed… 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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