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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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What to do in February

It’s been a very challenging summer this year with poor air quality, reduced light on some days due to smoke and stricter water restrictions because of low dam levels. It’s important though, to try to maintain your bonsai as best […]

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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

November usually seems to me to be a time of constant pruning, weeding and fertilising. Spring growth will continue in your bonsai collection and one must be mindful of keeping vigorous trees trimmed to encourage short internodes, particularly in deciduous […]

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What to do in October

October is a busy period as this is the time when most growth happens on the trees in our bonsai collections. Watering should now be done daily, unless rain occurs. Be sure to check afterwards that the soil is moist […]

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What to do in September

After a mild July, where I was concerned all my deciduous trees would come into leaf early, the balance was restored by a very cold August, which confirmed that the season was still very much winter! Now, at last, we […]

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