Dothistroma Needle Blight and Wooley Pine Aphid

Dothistroma needle blight is more commonly known as red tip or red band disease. To the best of my knowledge it first appeared in the radiata pine forests around Cooma NSW and is rumoured to have been introduced to Australia […]

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Anatomy of Shohin Display: Jonas Dupuich

Anatomy of a Shohin Display is reprinted by courtesy of Jonas Dupuich and Bonsai Tonight   Anatomy of a shohin display One of the first displays to catch my attention at this year’s Gafu-ten exhibit featured six trees and an accent […]

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March Demonstrator: Joe Morgan-Payler

Enjoyed by members and visitors alike, Joe Morgan-Payler’s visit was a great success with an excellent demonstration and a full day and evening of workshops. For a change, members were invited to bring trees they would like Joe to work […]

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April Demonstrator: Hugh Grant

Hugh Grant is an Australian bonsai artist from the Central Coast of NSW whose work explores bonsai from the perspective of natural sculptural form and ecological references. For Hugh, bonsai is used as a medium to initiate a collaboration and […]

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What to do in April

While the weather remains warm, it’s a good time to repot many species, particularly evergreens like pyracantha, cotoneasters, olives, star jasmine etc. Recently repotted trees will need protection if the nights suddenly become cold within the first couple of weeks […]

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Preparing Trees Ready for Show

Bending Branches Obviously the most common way to bend branches is with wire but there are times that you need to use different techniques for the sake of the health and the type of tree you have. Using corks to […]

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Writing Revision from Joe Morgan-Payler

Anchor wire to two branches so you have maximum strength- no movement. Always use a heavier wire when in doubt. Old Japanese saying, ‘When the wind blows, the style changes.‘ Pinch last wrap and use the wire to turn-forming a […]

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John Morgan-Payler Workshop at Bonsai Central Coast

Last month Joe did a demonstration and workshop for Bonsai Central Coast. While it is a bit of a drive to Tumbi Umbi, it is certainly worth it to see Joe in action- his easy way of explaining the how […]

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