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Trophy ………..finally [ at last ]

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On the Monday following the Trophy weekend we had a few hours to kill before we needed to be back at Ijmuiden for the ferry home. We had already loaded up our purchases. My grateful thanks to Angela for the use of the back of her car to accommodate two excellent yamadori Scots pines and… Read more »

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Trophy ……………traders

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Willowbog Bonsai used to be a trader at the event, indeed was so for many years and saw lots of changes in that time, primarily the big increase in the number of traders vying for the available sales. I have to be honest and say that it is a relief to just walk round the… Read more »

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Trophy ……….the demos

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It has been said that to organise a major bonsai event without headline demonstrators would be financial disaster in that without that added attraction folks would not attend in sufficient numbers to make the event viable. How true that is I have no idea, however, I think questions need to be asked about whether showing,… Read more »

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Trophy…………the exhibition

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The main part of any bonsai show is the exhibition of trees. This year there were rows of display benching given over to the EBA part of the show as well as the usual Noelanders Trophy section. I know I was not the only person to notice a bit of a difference in the two… Read more »

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Trophy……………..the opening ceremony

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Due to the Trophy sharing the event this year with the EBA convention, there was staged to be staged on the Friday evening an opening ceremony, not something regular attendees of the Trophy itself will be familiar with. We hot-footed it back to the venue from our hotel for the six thirty evening kick off…. Read more »

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A bit like old times

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As I mentioned at the end of the recent ‘ Busman’s holiday ‘ post, Jean and myself visited the Ginkgo Bonsai Centre on the Monday following the Noelanders Trophy. What a pleasant experience it was too !!  The nursery, together with the biannual awards show that owners Danny and Ingrid staged, had a huge impact… Read more »

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Foursome

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Just four of us gathered together for last Saturday’s re-arranged monthly workshop here at Willowbog Bonsai. Re-arranged because The Proprietor had dragged me off to Belgium over the usual weekend that the workshop is held. Gary was one of the four, Gary has a near perfect record of participating in these monthly events since first… Read more »

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Tokonoma

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These are a couple of photos of the Studio tokonoma display for last weekend’s Peter Warren workshops here at Willowbog Bonsai. An overall view of the display featuring a new tree !!!! This elegant Trident maple is a new addition to The Willowbog Collection. More surprising than the fact that a new bonsai has been… Read more »

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