Root Work by Lee Wright

When repotting a clerendendron I noted a prominent nebari root growing across the trunk of the tree. It wasn’t really unsightly but it was disrupting the line of the trunk and with more years and a thicker development it would […]

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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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FYI: Earth and Fire 2020 & Bonsai and Shohin Open Competition 2020

Re: Earth and Fire 2020 Dear Fellow Bonsai Enthusiasts, I am sorry to inform you that Earth & Fire 2020 Bonsai Pot Exhibition & Sale, which we were planning to hold on the 25th & 26th of July in Sydney […]

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Developing Roots by Lee Wright

This is a trident maple, about 30 cm tall, with a lot of potential and coming along very well but the widespread roots are not attractive and diminish the quality of the tree. I accepted this for several years (when […]

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BSA Bonzai Zoom

For the last couple of months the BSA has been trialing weekly Zoom meetings. For the first month or so four members tried to get their their heads around how this would work and what the the format would be […]

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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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Winter Spraying with Lime Sulphur by Andrew Edge

Being the first month of winter also means it’s the first of three ‘bench sprays’ over the next three months. I like to do any spraying on the first weekend of the month- that way I remember to do the […]

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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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