Our First Club Meeting

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Lyons Bonsai

Well the first bonsai club meeting to happen in Cork in the past ten years, took place tonight, and what a night it was. Ten people came to our meeting from all part of Cork, Kilkenny and Clare. There is a great mixture from Novice being myself up to people doing bonsai for years. The night started with everyone getting to know each other, and then we moved on to talk Bonsai. We discussed each others trees and shared our thoughts on them. It was a great bunch of lads and the next meeting will be only better.


Discussing Trees 🙂


Adrian and Piotr discussing his tree.


Owen, Matt an Peter looking at Matt’s tree.


Matt’s little Tree


Matt’s Cypress in his patented pot 🙂


Peter’s Common Beech


Ray’s Scott’s Pine


Peter’s Little White Pine


Marks very nice Larch


Nice little Cone (not acorn thanks Ian 🙂 ) on the…

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Weekend Rewind Part 4

We had a few other trees knocking about at the workshop on Sunday, there for various reasons. It’s always good to take advantage of Peter’s eye for design and talk through a few options on a few trees. This large San Jose Juniper was there to be studied with a view to grafting Itoagawa foliage onto it in the future. An interesting discussion about the various options and technique involved.

Phil also brought along his Pine from the January Ryan Neil workshop for a few photos to show progression. Wire had to come off after only six months as it was biting in alot! Not bad for a tree that was sawed halfway through in two places. See here for the video.

A few more of Phil’s trees there for advice and work.

A change of front for Sharon’s Deshojo Maple.

A small alternation on Sharon’s Korean Hornbeam.

Lastly I put the Peter to work on one of the most important tasks of the day. 🙂