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Full house !

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We had a really busy day here at Willowbog Bonsai for our March, regular monthly workshop last Saturday. A total of ten participants had signed up for the day. The majority were regulars but we had a couple of occasional participants as well as three attending their first ever workshop here. As always there was … Read more »

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It all begins again

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Tomorrow, Saturday 6th January, Willowbog Bonsai begins this new year’s programme of event with the first of twelve Bonsai Chats. Bonsai Chat is an invitation to enthusiasts from around the region to gather together and meet other folk who share the same interest in meddling with wee trees. Many bring trees along to work on… Read more »

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Making a come back.

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In the ” good old days ” here at Willowbog Bonsai, making your own bonsai pot under the expert guidance of David Jones of Walsall Studio Ceramics, used to be an annual event , interest seemed to wane and the workshop was dropped from our itinerary. April 2017 saw this entertaining and informative day make… Read more »

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Reverting to type.

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After a series of somewhat low key Bonsai Chats we were back to a typically busy ” Chat ” day here at Willowbog Bonsai last Saturday. Diane making a comment on one of her larch to John S. Also with a larch to work on was The G-man, concentration !! Do you remember Len giving up… Read more »

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Stop press

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Perforce an interruption to my Trophy bulletins for an important announcement !! Willowbog Bonsai has set the dates for the long awaited, much anticipated, return of leading bonsai ceramicist Mr. David Jones of Walsall Studio Ceramics to lead a weekend of ” Make your own pot ” workshops here at the nursery. This was once… Read more »

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Welcome return

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Making a very welcome return to Willlowbog Bonsai’s schedule of workshops for 2017 is a ” Make your own pot ” workshop. Teaching the workshop will be, as it always was, Master Ceramicist Mr. David Jones from Walsall Studio Ceramics. For several years this was an annual event on our calendar and, as the above… Read more »

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May monthly workshop

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Seven participants took part in last Saturday’s workshop here at Willowbog Bonsai. As always we began with a discussion about some of the trees brought along. And Angela made sure that there were plenty, two middle tables all hers ! She is only doing what I suggest as we can always talk about what’s to be done… Read more »

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April Chat

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Wow !  One third of this year’s Bonsai Chats completed now. Where does the time go ? Last Saturday was a bit of a low key affair but still I managed to forget to take photos ! I did take a few. Ray helps David with a re-pot of one of his trees with Mike… Read more »

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Mugo progression

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This post illustrates the process of developing one of the best bits of raw material that we have ever acquired. This photo shows the tree pretty much as we had purchased it from Marco Invernizzi in Milan probably ten years or more ago. I assumed that the European mountain pine had been collected as yamadori… Read more »

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