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Extra date set

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We have set an extra monthly workshop date for the 15th. December this year to cope with demand. The workshop on the normal penultimate Saturday, the 22nd. is fully subscribed so we have a workshop now scheduled for the previous Saturday. Let us know if you are interested in participating , call   01434681217 or… 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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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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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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Ten for the tenth

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We had ten participants booked in for the tenth monthly workshop of the year here at Willowbog Bonsai yesterday, Saturday 20th October. In the event two folk were unable to attend but we still had quite a busy day. There were three participants taking part in their first ever bonsai workshop as well as Kate,… Read more »

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Carving workshop

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The maximum of four bonsai folk took part in yesterday’s Carving workshop here at Willowbog Bonsai.  It was the first of two workshops dedicated to the use of deadwood in bonsai design that we are staging this autumn, the next is on the 10th November and is also fully subscribed. Although not recorded on the… Read more »

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Chat in our absence

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The October Bonsai Chat here at Willowbog Bonsai coincided with the important Autumn show and sale of the Highland Cattle Society at Oban on the west coast of Scotland. As a result The Proprietor and my self were there rather than here. Nice too see that legendary Willowbogger Mr. Gilbert supported the day.  Sorry to… Read more »

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