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What to do in July

The recent rain and generally calm weather has meant that my bonsai haven’t needed a lot of watering or attention, although this cannot go on for much longer. I am aware that there is still plenty to do, so I […]

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What to do in June

With the sun moving lower in the sky during the colder months, you may need to move your trees around to get more direct sun. As the days become shorter, it can be difficult to get enough hours of sunlight […]

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What to do in May

The weather is finally getting cooler and winter is on the way, so hopefully your deciduous bonsai will be starting to show some autumn colour. Keep the trees in full sun, if possible, as sunlight combined with cooler nights improve […]

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What to do in April

While the weather remains warm, it’s a good time to repot many species, particularly evergreens like pyracantha, cotoneasters, olives, star jasmine etc. Recently repotted trees will need protection if the nights suddenly become cold within the first couple of weeks […]

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What to do in March

It has been a pleasant end to summer, with cooler nights and some good rain in recent weeks. The days are still warm though, so keep up with the watering and feeding, taking particular care in windy weather. Use a […]

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What to do in February

The last few months have been very hot and there’s more of the same ahead, so it’s still important not to let your trees dry out. Some shallow or smaller pots rmay require watering more than once a day at […]

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What to do in October

November is a slightly quieter time for bonsai tasks than other months. However, spring growth will continue and one must be mindful of keeping vigorous trees trimmed to encourage short internodes. Fast growing trees can be trimmed back to two […]

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What to do in October

October sees the continuation of repotting and pruning in our bonsai collections. Watering should now be done daily, unless rain occurs. Be sure to check afterwards that the soil is moist and the rain has penetrated the soil. As usual […]

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What to do in September

Finally, this month should see the end of our long and very cold winter! Your deciduous trees will be coming in to leaf (if they haven’t already) and you should have enjoyed some blossoms from such plants as prunus, crabapples […]

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Things to do in August

The days have finally started to get a bit warmer, although there are surely some cold nights still to come. For this reason any newly trimmed or repotted trees need protection from the weather, particularly if fresh, soft new growth […]

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