A TIMELY REMINDER: MONDO MONSTER

Working on a neglected maple forest last week reminded me of Lee Wright’s warning about mondo grass in a previous newsletter. The under-plantings in this setting were totally overgrown and needed radical thinning or removal. Military grass, violets, miniature ivy […]

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SEASONAL PINE WORK

If you haven’t already, now is the time to prepare your pine trees for their spring growth. Maintenance now sets the tree up more even candle development in spring through balancing the energy of the tree by directing the energy […]

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Fungus & Insecticides Tip

A problem that I first became aware of was shown to me in New Zealand some years ago, and has mystified bonsai growers in some areas in Australia for some time now. I came across the solution to the affliction […]

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Root pruning Tip

The need to rootprune annually or not, will be determined by the type of potting mixture used or state of maturity of the bonsai. In order to increase trunk girth, young plants need to grow. The more quickly they grow […]

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Root Regeneration Tip

Most bonsai information advises two safe periods in which the roots of plants are able to regenerate after being shortened. These times are listed as spring and autumn (fall). To the uninitiated this can be very misleading, resulting unfortunately with […]

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Repotting Tip

Towards the end of October the repotting of many of the other species of Bonsai is finished and in Sydney our next direction is towards the ficus species. The warm temperate varieties require consistent nightime temperatures not falling below 12 […]

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Topical Tips

Root Pruning Repotting Root Regeneration Pruning Fungus & Insecticides Defoliation Principals of Art Moss Propogation Facts and Fallacies Positioning Outdoors Soil Style and Design

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Seasonal Tips

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Winter Tips

June The best time to prune Japanese maples is June. When the leaves have fallen from May until mid-July, is better than waiting until August, the standard root pruning time for greater metropolitan Sydney. My reason being – the stored […]

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