I attended the NIBS Bonsai School on Saturday and really enjoyed a day that was characterised by the following:
1. High quality information regarding a number of bonsai related topics such as conifer maintenance in autumn, windswept styling and a species focus on elms. Great stuff!
2. High level banter between Mr Snart and Mr Eejit.
3. A chance to peruse and purchase wares directly from Willowbog Bonsai.
I was really looking forward to the day as a number of the topics were quite relevant for me in terms of the material that I have and the work that I intend to do over the coming months. As always I made the most of Peter’s visit and made a few purchases. As a result I now have enough wire to see me through the forseeable future, a beautiful Walsall pot and I even grabbed a bunch of old copies of Bonsai Europe magazine.
It doesn’t matter to me that they’re over a decade old – I love reading and these will provide valuable photographic inspiration for me.
I didn’t buy this with a particular tree in mind. Just thought it was a beautiful pot. I’ll fill it soon enough!