Ulster Vs Leinster Vs Munster

I’ll share my photos from my weekend trip over the next few days. A great weekend with like-minded Bonsai Enthusiasts is hard to beat. It’s a bit of a trip and I’m absolutely shattered. Phil would say that I have no reason to be tired as he did all the driving, but then he goes to bed early 😉

Anyone who follows this blog will know that I’ve been doing my best to give bonsai a little push in Ireland who up until last year had no clubs! So our club in Northern Ireland (Ulster)has offered assistance to those in the South who are keen to get up and running. This trip was for the Munster Club who meet in Cork on the South coast of Ireland but, on the way Phil and I stopped for a coffee with Owen in Balbriggan who is the driving force behind getting a club up and running in Leinster which will cover Dublin the biggest City on this Island. Small steps but we had a good chat and came up with a few ideas for events for the rest of this year. First meeting is 27th June in Balbriggan.

So everyone can put a face to the name, here’s Owen and I at his place also his bonsai balcony 🙂

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Stolen Bonsai Czech Republic- Nýřany

These two bonsai stolen from Václav Stropek,  Nýřany, Czech Republic! If you know anything or see these trees please contact Václav HERE via Facebook. Remember that they could turn up anywhere in Europe.

Please reblog this post and share via Facebook. It may not get the trees back but at the very least it will piss off the thief!

stolen 1

stolen 2

Carving workshop tokonoma.

Just what he needs !

Bonsai Baker

Just last Sunday Ian ask if I could lend a hand to dig a few trees up.

These had been in the ground for at least 13 years. Sadly the guy who owned these was downsizing his collection.

Once back in Ian’s garage -workshop, we could really see just what he had.

Ian taking out unwanted branches.

When these five were put togather I think they make a nice group.

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