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Post  The Lad on Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:48 pm

Hi Everyone

So sorry for the delay and many many thanks for all your phone calls and e-mail especially to my mentor they all were appreciated

Here goes with what happened.This was the week-end that we were all looking forward too since last year as it was our Annual Members Bonsai and Accent Plants Show at Gordales the Award Winning Garden Center here in the Wirral and by ALL accounts and the feedback we have had it has been Fabulous, Fantastic ,as some Scots may say it was Fan-dabi-dozi or even could comment it was Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! anyway what ever way to describe our Show it was the best so far in our 10 year association with the CCG

It all started with the preparations on the Thursday and Friday 30th and 31st of August then at last the first of September was here and everything that the members worked hard to achieve was accomplished and it look Brilliant in my opinion Soon the public started to arrived and it was great to see a Special Gentleman Mr Kevin Bailey and Moderator for the Internet Bonsai Chat Forum the IBC, Marcus From The V-oC-B-S and a few other distinguished guest all went well with lots of ohhh's and aaaaa's look at that look at this and finally Mr Steve Tolley Head Judge for the Event and a MASTER Of the Bonsai Four Dimensional Art Supremo

As time went past with plenty of toing and frong with his trusted notebook making notes and trying to decide it was tension for some members and in the end we all had our minds settled when Mr Tolley took center stage with his results and made what we could say was the best ever show that W-B-S has delivered in the 10 years that the society has been holding its Members only Annual Show at this Outstanding Venue Gordales the Award Winning Garden Center here in the Wirral

During his selection MrTolley spoke about the members ,the society as a whole and praised us all for outstanding achievement and pre-selected 15 various Bonsai Trees for next years THE BEST OF BRITAIN in May 2013


The Honours
were giving out and went as follows

Best Shohin == Pontentilla Owner Tony F

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Best Chuhin == Owner Ian W

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Best Broad-Leaf == Sean D

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1973: Tree was bought as garden center stock with an approximate age of 4-6 years old, and planted in a neighbours rockery alongside a pond being landscaped.

1985: Neighbour decided to do away with the rockery and pond; whereupon the tree was dug up and put in a skip. The tree was rescued from the skip where it was found to be riddled with canker. After cutting off all the diseased branches, in was planted in a polystyrene fish box to recover and given plenty of TLC.

(note) at this time not being fully away of the fungees causing the canker and having little knowledge of fungicides; I did suffer from 'Athlete's Foot' so my logic was that is my condition was a fungus then I could the 'Athletes Foot Cream' to protect the tree around the areas of the cut branches, which as you can see worked (Alan 1)

1987: Styling started

2000: At the NBS workshop given by Peter Adams it was a critique by Peter and he did the water colour painting as to how he visualized it would appear in a few years time (It was still the fish box) At the same workshop I purchased a pot from one of the NBS members.
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2001: It went into the pot it is in now.

2001 To -Date

The tree has been re-potted every three years; having always used 50/50 mix of John Innies No.2 and grit, it has been mainly fed with 0-10-10, but it did have a couple of season of Bio Gold was used . (Alan I)

2011: Custodianship was handed down to (Sean D) after 5/6 years of helping with its continued development.

The Tree is known as Skippy
and was Rescued from a SKIP = DUMPSTER = GARDEN REFUSE,=WASTE CONTAINER what ever you like to call them,


Best Conifer == Owner Tony F


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Best Tree By the Public[/b] and Awarded The Dave Mitchell Trophy By Lindsay Beautiful Daughter of Dave M.

Bill G. == Hinoki Raft Cypress

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The Chairman's Award's === Scots Pine === Tony F

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Commendations went to

Shohin === Juniper === Tony F

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Chuhin === Yew === Tony F

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Bill Gordan === Raft Hinko Cypress

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Some images from the show sorry if my photo skills are not up to
scratch but most of you will know the names of the trees better than I
will. Hope you all enjoy the Effort and The Commitment that everyone at
Wirral Bonsai Society is Achieving many thanks for reading and looking
at the images and a thousand thanks to the IBC members and everyone who
attended our show.


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Almost finished Clearing up and heading home and start preparing for 2013

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That's it for now everyone, I will be back with random images from the whole show we hope you enjoyed our effort and feel free to leave any comments good or bad but most of all thanks for looking at our Wirral Bonsai Society Annual Members Show 2012

Take care and look after each other and all your Bonsai Trees and Accent plants and most of ALL be Yourself, Enjoy and Have Fun with,Bonsai


Jim thelad


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Post  Poink88 on Sun Sep 09, 2012 1:27 pm

Impressive trees! cheers

I love the story of Skippy...I have a lot that share the same story (just the being saved part Embarassed ).
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Post  The Lad on Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:15 pm

Hi Everyone

Back once more and I HOPE this is ok to show these on how W-B-S Set-up our show before the Actual Show days on the 1st and 2nd of September 2012. The GGC (Gordales Garden Center) was fully opened all the time we were setting up

hope you don't find them BORING

As the saying goes Lets start at the Beginning

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and Finally for now THE SUPERVISOR

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take care more to follow

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Post  The Lad on Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:38 pm

Hi All

Second day of the set-up

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Take care

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Post  The Lad on Sun Sep 09, 2012 4:33 pm

Hi Again

Here is some images from Day 3

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Take care

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Post  Bob Bailey on Sun Sep 09, 2012 4:49 pm


Congratulations. Beautiful trees displayed very well in what looks like a perfect setting for light. The hard work you all put in has certainly paid off. Congratulations once again.

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Post  The Lad on Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:41 pm

hi Everyone

Day 4 last day for the show we had one more award to be given and that was for a Voted Best Tree By the Public and Awarded The Dave Mitchell Trophy By Lindsay Beautiful Daughter of Dave M.

Bill G. == Hinoki Raft Cypress

and during the day we had The Northwest Heat for the 2013 European Bonsai Association New Talent Competition which was a nice bonus for everyone and the final 2 contenders for this and such GREAT GUYS Bry from the V-o-C-B-S and Mikey P from Leeds

Also there were 3 Distinguished Gentlemen Mr M Hughes , He and his wife put on the first “Best of British Bonsai” event in Birmingham, which took place in April, 2009. They are now both involved in planning the second such event, to take place in April 2011.and more Best of British Bonsai in Future years to come more info can be found at

http://www.fobbsbonsai.co.uk/chair.htm


Mr Andy Dolman from Walsall one of the nicest gents you will ever meet and Judge of the New Talent Competition along with our own Chairman Ian .W.

and the one and only Mr Tony Tickle who was responsible for organising The Northwest Heat for the 2013 European Bonsai Association New Talent Competition, the competition, the Heats and lots lots more a task he is extremely willing and capable of succeeding in doing everything he turns his mind and hand to.
More info about Mr T.T. can be found here at his Great website for all Bonsai Enthusiast and you will not be disappointed : http://yamadoriforsale.com/


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Even the Frogs are waiting to leave

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If all goes well more images from the show to follow

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Post  Pavel Slovák on Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:39 pm

Beautiful show. ThumbsUp
Thanks for sharing.

Greetings Pavel
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Post  robatkinson on Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:50 pm

looks like you all had a great time guys
you all obviously put a lot of hard work and
effort into it well done guys.
regards rob. a. thumbs up
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Post  Andre Beaurain on Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:31 am

Wow thanks for sharing Jim. Love the big Maple!!
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Post  The Lad on Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:53 pm

Thanks everyone for your nice comments and taking time to look and read about our 4 day Adventure at the GGC also to F.O.B.B. and Mr. T. Tickle for hosting
The Northwest Heat for the 2013 European Bonsai Association New Talent Competition which was a nice Bonus for everyone and the final 2 contenders for this and Two GREAT GUYS,Bryan D.from the V-o-C-B-S and Mikey P from Leeds


More info about this could be found at https://www.facebook.com/tony.tickle?sk=wall&v=wall (I hope)

On behalf of The Wirral Bonsai Society thank-you to everyone and to the IBC Forum for allowing us to show our Exploits in our the 4 days of preparation and show days, also a Huge thanks to our Leader Ian W. at W-B-S for keeping me straight and to Bill G (W-B-S) for some images also not forgetting our Moderator Fiona for assisting me with this posting

Take care look after each other and all your Bonsai tree and Everything Bonsai and be Nice to Each Other

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Post  The Lad on Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:31 am

[Hi Everyone

Well this is a FIRST for me for a Video and chatting and maybe Not the last so here hoping its ok for you all and gives everyone a wee glimpse our W-B-S Show

Took this on Sunday the 2nd September before the rush of people at the GGC

MUST APPOLOGISE FOR THE MISTAKES and walking backwards SHAKING holding a camera was not my thing, it takes me all my time to walk forwards properly

Sorry about the voice I hope you will enjoy

thanks for watching my attempt on youtube

Take care and look after each other and all your Bonsai Trees and Accent Plants

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Post  khat_lp on Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:12 am

Thanks for sharing!
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Post  DangerousBry on Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:59 am

Thanks Jim... Nice video... Even spotted myself in there ;)

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Post  tap pi lu on Sat Sep 15, 2012 2:31 am

very very
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