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Posts By: Bonsai Admin

FYI: Earth and Fire 2020 & Bonsai and Shohin Open Competition 2020

Re: Earth and Fire 2020 Dear Fellow Bonsai Enthusiasts, I am sorry to inform you that Earth & Fire 2020 Bonsai Pot Exhibition & Sale, which we were planning to hold on the 25th & 26th of July in Sydney […]

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Developing Roots by Lee Wright

This is a trident maple, about 30 cm tall, with a lot of potential and coming along very well but the widespread roots are not attractive and diminish the quality of the tree. I accepted this for several years (when […]

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BSA Bonzai Zoom

For the last couple of months the BSA has been trialing weekly Zoom meetings. For the first month or so four members tried to get their their heads around how this would work and what the the format would be […]

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What to do in July

Now winter has well and truly arrived and it’s time to get going with the repotting of deciduous trees, if you haven’t already started. Some of the species you should be working on include crabapples, maples, elms, wisteria, flowering prunus […]

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Winter Spraying with Lime Sulphur by Andrew Edge

Being the first month of winter also means it’s the first of three ‘bench sprays’ over the next three months. I like to do any spraying on the first weekend of the month- that way I remember to do the […]

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WHAT TO DO IN JUNE

As Covid-19 restrictions are gradually being lifted, do we really want to go back to working away from home? Can we tear ourselves away from our gardens and our bonsai collection? Has this time period changed the way we think […]

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Australian Plants as Bonsai Exhibition 2020

With not much to look forward to in the way of exhibitions in the near future, here is some looking back to the Australian Plants as Bonsai Exhibition held at the Australian National Botanic Gardens earlier this year. The trees […]

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Nature’s Way: Lee Wright

This was supposed to be a photo styling article but after a few cuts I decided that nature had the better idea. The plant is a Leptospermum myrsinoides – Twisted Sister – and I got it at the AABC All […]

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What to do in May

What glorious weather we have had so far for autumn. During lockdown I have been busy repotting some of my evergreen species (not conifers) and generally tidying up the area out the back where my collection lives. It’s amazing how […]

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HANDY HINT- Bread Bag Closures: Lee Wright

Are we missing a cheap bonsai aid by throwing out the plastic tabs that seal the bread bags? They are easy to clip around a small branch and can help keep track of certain tasks without having a plastic marker […]

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