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What to do in December and January

Summer is a very busy time for the bonsai enthusiast. For many species, spring growth will continue and one must be mindful of keeping vigorous trees trimmed to encourage short internodes. Watering is the most important task during summer, because […]

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What to do in November

During November, 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 leaves per branchlet, whilst less vigorous to four leaves. Australian natives […]

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What to do in October

Spring has most definitely sprung, and this is the time when most growth happens on the trees in our bonsai collections. Watering should now be done daily, unless rain occurs. Check afterwards that the soil is moist and the rain […]

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What to do in September

It has been a pleasant start to spring, with a little rain and warmer days. 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, […]

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What to do in August

We are starting to get some warmer days, although there are most likely 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 has […]

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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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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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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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What to do in April

We are certainly living in interesting times, with most of us confined mainly to home as a result of COVID-19. What a great opportunity to get out among your trees and give them the attention they have possibly lacked over […]

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What to do in March

Recent, much appreciated rain has meant that any time saved from the need for constant watering over summer, has now been substituted with the need to weed! It’s important to keep your trees as weed free as possible. Weeds will […]

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