Funny Stuff

If the boss sees this he’ll give them more work to keep them out of mischief 🙂

Ryan Neil – The Willowbog Demo

A few folk have already posted about the demo here.  As I have a bucket load of photos taken during the day I’ll share them here as well.

The day started with us all mucking in to clear a few inches of snow that had fallen overnight. Thankfully those who came all managed to make it there. Getting out was another another story!!

Ryan preformed surgery on a large Taxus Cuspidata imported from Japan, story here. Assisted by Peter Warren he split the live vein from the deadwood to allow him to bring the cascading foliage up and closer to the most attractive part of the tree.

Ryan can certainly keep the audience’s attention with all those present enjoying the day.

Children of the Night!

A strange title for a post, but if you know your movies, you will know this is from a rather old Vampire flick. What has this got to do with bonsai? Absolutely nothing, but for some reason it became the buzz word/phrase for our evening socializing. Long story, don’t ask. We will just say that Vlad the Impaler came up in conversation while drinking red wine and Dave Jones  ran with the theme 🙂

Over the few nights we stayed at Willowbog we had some great times chatting into the wee hours, well late evening, about all things bonsai and a few other things besides. Peter and Jean’s hospitality knows no bounds and having the chance to chat with Ryan Peter W and Peter S about bonsai and life in Japan was one of the trip highlights.




WE even had these two muppets to keep us all entertained 🙂