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What to Do in December and January by Michele Toomey

Summer is a very busy time for the bonsai enthusiast. For many species, spring growth will continue and one must be diligent with keeping vigorous trees trimmed to encourage short internodes. The weather has been very windy lately and I […]

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What To Do in November by Michele Toomey

During November spring growth will continue, and one must be mindful of keeping vigorous trees trimmed to encourage short internodes and an improved design. Fast growing trees can be trimmed back to two leaves per branchlet, whilst less vigorous to […]

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What to do in October

It has been a slow start to spring, with frequent rain (not unusual this year) and cooler temperatures. However, be mindful that watering should now be done daily, unless rain occurs. Check after a downpour that the soil is moist […]

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What to do in September

During August, we have finally had a break from what has seemed like constantly wet or cloudy weather. Your deciduous trees will be coming in to leaf (if they haven’t already) and you should have enjoyed some blossoms from such […]

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What to do in August

It has been wonderful to have a break from the constant wet weather of the last few weeks and I, like many of you I’m sure, have been very busy repotting trees every chance I get! We are starting to […]

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What do to in July

This year we have certainly had a cold start to winter 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, […]

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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 sunlight. Keep frost tender trees under protection if frosts are likely in your area. To prevent […]

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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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