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Saturday, 17 March 2018

Guess what ?

The weather has turned once more, so the trees have been put back into the green house, having been outside for less than a week.

I have put them back in to protect the new buds from the very cold wind.

In the greenhouse it is about 8 degrees C, but with the wind it feels more like - 8 C

Friday, 16 March 2018

First pot.

I had a visit from Tony W this morning who came to get a collected  [ I think a Podocarpus ]  potted up.

The first thing to do was to have a good look at the roots system and clean out any that were not needed.

Then it was potted into a training box at roughly the right angle.

You can already see potential.

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Bonsai Thursday with Dave.

When Dave arrived today I had already started to repot this Cotoneaster into it's first ever Bonsai pot.

This tree had been in a sandstone trough for about 15- 20 years when Dave found it amd it was about three feet across.

This was after it's first basic styling.

Most of the original soil removed and the roots trimmed.

Now in a new pot. It looks like a nice image of a Bonsai.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Natter night 12th March 2018.

I spent a bit of time before anyone arrived to add some guy wires to my Dawn Redwood today, then did some fine wiring.
Taking shape.

Job done, looking really good.

Ken M brought two Cottoneaster's to be repotted.

Plenty of room now for the new roots.

This one needs a new pot as it did not like the cold weather.

A new one has been ordered.

Some good banter tonight, as always.

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Redwood repot.

I thought it was about time to repot my Dawn Redwood as the buds are swelling quite a lot and the compost was getting getting hard and compacted.

Some people will be thinking the compost looks ok and not ready to be changed, but at the start of winter I cleaned all the moss and weeds off then top dressed with fresh soil, so it did not become water logged.

The intended new pot by Ian Baillie.

A very good root ball.

Finished and watered in, then left in the sunshine to drain.

The end.

Hopefully we have seen the end of Winter, so I have decided to put most of my trees back on the benches.
First one out, this Acer Palmatum

Nice to see the benches with trees on.

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Bonsai Thursday with Dave.

After the dreadful weather last week, Dave and I had a lot to catch up with having had to cancel our get together.
When he arrived I was in the middle of repotting this Juniper into a new pot.

I was very pleased with the look of the combination of pot and tree.