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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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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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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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Part two of catching up

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The seventh of July was the seventh Bonsai Chat of the year here at Willowbog Bonsai. The studio before the hordes turned up. Outside in the pleasant sunshine and The Proprietor chats to John S. We may not actually have welcomed hordes but most of the regulars turned up for this first Saturday of the… Read more »

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Suitably chastised !

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I have recently been admonished by a number of folk concerning the lack of reports on events that have taken place at Willowbog Bonsai in the last few weeks ,  I blame the cows !!   So starting with the June regular monthly workshop.  We had one or two new faces join us for that… Read more »

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Busiest yet !

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Last Saturday here at Willowbog Bonsai we staged our busiest monthly workshop so far. With the knowledge that I would have both Caz and Scott to provide assistance we accepted twelve participants. The day dawned bright and sunny, a lovely day in fact, although when the sun shines our studio rather rapidly becomes just too… 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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Appreciating April adherents

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Mostly familiar faces at April’s Bonsai Chat here at Willowbog Bonsai last Saturday, the 7th. Guys just chewing the fat, were we chatting about bonsai ?  I cannot really recall, but probably ! Looking for something on John G’s phone, in the foreground Antony actually seems to be getting ready to do something constructive. Meanwhile… 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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