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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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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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Up to date with the July workshop.

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I know, you wait ages for a blog post then three turn up all at once ! Nice to see all familiar faces in front of me at the start of the day’s discussion period. We had eight enthusiasts book in for the seventh regular monthly workshop of the year. The ten o’clock start found… Read more »

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Consistent and good

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Between Thursday 14th and Sunday 17th June Mr. Peter Warren conducted four days of workshops here at Willowbog Bonsai. The man is consistently good ,  witness the fact that more than half of the participants of the four days have worked with him for several years now. Martyn is one of those, and with the… 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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On resolutions

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At the start of our first Bonsai Chat of the year here at Willowbog Bonsai last Saturday one of the regulars said that his New Year Resolution was not to purchase any more trees, he went home with two, thank goodness. Sadly the two bonsai featured in the tokonoma were not the trees ! This… Read more »

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Penultimate workshop

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Yesterday, Saturday 18th November, Willowbog Bonsai staged it’s penultimate monthly workshop of the year. How the time slips away when you are having fun !! The six participants included four ”dyed in the wool” workshop regulars, Penny, Angela, Antony and The G-man, as well as John, a Bonsai Chat regular who was taking part in… Read more »

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Fully subscribed !

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Fully subscribed is what we were here at Willowbog Bonsai last weekend for three days of workshops with outstanding teacher Mr. Peter Warren. Six participants on each of Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Not really that many photos but what there is gives a good feel for the event. The usual format of a discussion period… Read more »

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Fifth on the sixth.

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Last Saturday, the sixth of May, we staged our fifth Bonsai Chat of the year here at Willowbog Bonsai. There was a pretty good turn out for this community day of bonsai with about a dozen and a half participants throughout the whole day. Most stayed all day but some left before lunch and some… Read more »

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