Our workshop last month was interesting and well attended, with some new members creating root over rock fig bonsai. Ingrid also showed us how to expose and work to develop further a fig from her collection, which had previously been planted as a root over rock style.

Our February workshop isn’t too late in the season if others would like to try it with a bit of guidance from us.
You can still work on tropical plants such as figs and bougainvillea this month, but as the nights get cooler it’s not so wise. They can be very slow to recover if they are root pruned too late in the season.

Perhaps some trimming and styling might be appropriate at our February workshop, depending on what trees you have in your collection, but all trees and their owners are most welcome.

As usual, if you are planning to repot a tree, it’s a good idea to bring along more than one pot to select from (if possible). Sometimes it’s difficult to tell what colour/ depth/ width will be best until you have removed the tree from the training pot it’s currently planted in.