…… and relax

Phew! What a hectic weekend. Peter Snart of Willowbog Bonsai arrived late on Friday night and after some frantic unpacking of trees and pots we were ready to receive boarders. The workshop took place in my garage where we could make a mess and relax.

Garage ready for arrivals

Driveway/shop

Some of the material on offer

Peter started off by talking through some of the trees with the workshoppers.

Wisdom imparted he moved on to give direction on the selected trees.

Talking through a Juniper

These are some of the beginners trees brought to the workshop for advice and a little work.

We don't expect a tree to be styled into a 'finished tree' over a few hours. In most cases, advice and initial direction with pruning is enough. The tree can receive pruning and some initial wiring to get the process started. The main factor must always be the health of the tree, not striving for a quick image.

John's Juniper

Mervyn's Chinese Juniper

Valerie's Beech

Valerie's Mugo Pine Cascade

Ian B's Japanese White Pine

Peter worked his way through the trees giving advice and direction freely

Ian getting direction on wiring a pine

Mervyn working on a now much smaller Juniper

He can even do it with his eyes closed :-)

Ian's Pine after some shaping and positioning of growth for healthy growing next year.

These two jokers just sat around drinking my coffee all day :-P

Rare sight at any club event in my garage.Someone cleaning up other than me! Thank You Valerie

As the day wore on some of the late arrivals appeared for the late shift of bonsai carving.

Peter carving Stephen's Yew in the later carving section of the workshop

Wood Chips flying

A big thank you to Peter for his hard work during the day and to all those who helped organise and run the workshop. This last picture just about says it all. I would like to point out to our insurers that no alcohol was consumed whist using the makita! Just afterwards.

Berberana Reserva 2005

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  1. Peter Snart says:

    thanks to all involved , I apologies to anyone who had hoped to get more done to their tree or trees but really the focus of the workshop should be passing on of knowledge and development of the participants techniques , of course, we have to get work done on trees as well !!
    particular thanks to Ian for all his hard work and for dealing with sales whilst I got on with the workshop.
    Lastly , I really enjoyed it , thank you.

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