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Both surprising and satifying !

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Surprising and satisfying hardly does justice to yesterday’s March Bonsai Chat here at Willowbog Bonsai. We must have had one of the best ever attendances for these community days, which is saying something when you think that ” Chat ” must have been on the go now for perhaps a couple of decades ! It… Read more »

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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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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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The penultimate monthly workshop of 2018

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Yesterday, Saturday 17th November, we staged the last but one of our regular monthly workshops of 2018 and what a busy day we all had ! I will start off by thanking both Caz and Scott for the support that they gave during the day, in fact, with the certain knowledge that I would have… Read more »

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A few more trees for the web shop

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We have just added quite a few more trees to the Willowbog Bonsai web shop. European beech , nice informal upright with still work to improve branch structure and ramification. A Scots pine that has been a bonsai since the 1980’s at least. Needing some refinement. A deceptively simple but attractive Larch group. A Japanese… Read more »

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At long last, stock added to web shop

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After many months when I foolishly never made the time or effort to add tree stocks to our web shop we have finally got some forty of more new trees from the many dozens recently acquired by the nursery posted on-line. Hopefully more will follow soon. Here follows a small selection of those just added…. Read more »

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Four enjoyable and rewarding days

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Last Thursday to Sunday Willowbog Bonsai had the privilege of hosting four workshop days with Mr. Peter Warren. A total of sixteen enthusiasts participated over the four days, several doing two days, all had worked with PW previously. Angela worked on an interesting European beech clump that Peter and I had sourced in Spain in… Read more »

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Our February bonsai community day

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Bonsai Chat is a day each month when enthusiasts from across the region gather together at the nursery to share their  common interest in our hobby. As unlikely as it may seem the day is free of charge !!! Brian came up from Middlesbrough and brought his nice hornbeam to work on. This is a… Read more »

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Always learning

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We started the new year’s workshop programme yesterday, Saturday 20th January, and we had a pretty decent turnout with seven participants and that was with a couple of regulars pulling out at the last minute due to ill health. Now I have always maintained that these regular monthly days are first and foremost staged for… Read more »

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