You can now start bringing dormant deciduous species for repotting and styling. If you are planning to put your tree into a bonsai pot for the first time, be sure to bring at least a couple of pots you think might work well with the tree. Sometimes it’s hard to tell, when a tree is in training, what pot will suit it best for the next part of its journey.

Other trees that may need a tidy up at this time include olives and some natives (not figs though), which have produced excessively long growth during the recent wet weather.

It’s also a good time for wiring, as it takes much longer for the wire to bite in and need removal, because branches of most species don’t thicken over winter.