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What to do in May

Autumn is well and truly on us now, with cooler nights and crisp mornings. It was pleasant over the Easter/ANZAC Day period to have a break from all that summer rain, so hopefully your deciduous bonsai will be starting to […]

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What to do in March

This summer, like last year, has been a lot cooler than normal and we have certainly had a lot of rain! I hope that you and your trees have survived both. Some of my trees appear to be suffering a […]

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What to do in February

It’s been a wet and cool summer so far. For me this has meant that it’s been quite pleasant to spend time outdoors working on my trees. Sadly though, it’s also meant that I have plenty of weeds to attend […]

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What to do in December

We have had a very wet and cool spring in Sydney this year, but conditions are likely to change very soon, with (hopefully) many hot, sunny days ahead. Summer is a very busy time for the bonsai enthusiast. For many […]

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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

In Sydney, this August has been unusually dry and warm, so we have had a pleasant start to spring, even if it feels as if it came a little early this year. Your deciduous trees will be coming into leaf […]

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WHAT TO DO IN AUGUST

Extended lockdown this season has meant that the trees in my collection have enjoyed plenty of attention. I, like many of you, often feel as if I have too many trees. At times like this, though, it can be a […]

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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, liquidambars, flowering […]

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What to do in June

With the sun lower in the sky during the colder months, you may need to move your trees around to get more direct sunlight. Keep frost tender trees under protection if frosts are likely in your area. To prevent your […]

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