Four days of workshops with Mr. Peter Warren just completed here at Willowbog Bonsai. The following photos are mostly going to be out of sequence because of the way I have already dipped in to use them elsewhere. They were taken by Scott and my thanks to him for that.
Each day began with a valuable discussion session.
Items such as the effects of the past weather on our trees can be dealt with which allows the participants to put forward their experiences and ideas.
Of course, as you would expect Peter responds with his own take on the points raised. This helps everyone, whatever their level of experience, whatever the range of tree species in their collections, to gain insights.
Then there is a chance to look closely at some of the bonsai brought along.
All focused on the front.
A Norway spruce next up.
Dan and Rowena experience their first PW workshop, lots to learn !
A little Hinoki cypress.
Terry continues to work on his yew with Peter.
Janice has been working for some years now with this guy, a Firethorn in front of them here.
Ian has also been a long time participant, his Scots pine getting looked at.
I said the pics are a bit our of order, this one is back to the first morning’s discussion.
Angela’s trees on the central table, plenty there to go at !!
All the way from the Netherlands, actually Fred lives over the Border in Scotland now but still with a lengthy drive required to allow him take advantage of working with Peter.
Martyn has this very nice Spanish origin Scots pine that Peter supplied through Willowbog Bonsai.
Kevin also has a fair old drive up from North Lancs to get to these workshops.
Friday morning .
Our first look at The G-man , fortunately his back, but look at the colour of that lovely Sabin juniper he has , Peter G. certainly looks after his bonsai well !
And his close friend Antony making excellent progress with his Chinese juniper under PW’s guidance.
It must be Saturday morning , Scott in the left foreground clearly not behind the camera so this must be the one pic that I took.
Another of Janice’s trees.
Yes, grab a drink Janice while the man gets on with what he is here for.
Caz and Peter on her Taxus cuspidate.
This was one of the first high quality bonsai that Willowbog purchased, Caz is it’s second owner.
She seems happy with it, at least I assume that is what that face expresses.
Another high class tree, this Fagus crenata Caz ” stole ” from my collection.
Terry’s juniper making good progress now.
It may be a PW workshop but I am allowed to look at trees after all I am The Proprietor’s Assistant.
Not at all sure what is going on here.
This looks like the start of the final day.
Looking closely at one of Dave’s bonsai.
A variation on a previous image , if that’s a smile on Peter’s face I think I prefer the former photo!
Saturday night was a late night , looking at some of Caz’s lovely junipers , at this point I was very sensibly in the house, by the fire with a glass of red wine in hand.
So that;s the most of the photos used , thanks to all our participants and, of course, thanks to one of the best bonsai teachers that The UK has produced. Next year’s dates set and already almost fully subscribed , 3 months before the end of the current year, amazing !!