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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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Things to do in July

Now winter has well and truly arrived, 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 crab-apples, maples, elms, wisteria, flowering prunus of […]

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Things to do in May

By now deciduous bonsai should be placed in full sun, not only will beautiful autumn colour result but the new buds will also be exposed to the warmth of the sun. Conifers should be given the benefit of as much […]

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Things to do in April

The weather is still very warm, so you may continue fertilising until the end of April with a high potassium fertiliser for all bonsai except natives, as this will assist in preventing winter die back in flowering trees, maples and […]

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Things to do in February

Beware the hot summer month of February. A few tips for these hot summer days. Keep your Maples under shade to avoid burning of leaves by heat and wind. Immersing pots in water on a regular basis helps keep plants […]

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Things to do in December

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

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