A regular update on the life and times of John Hanby’s Newstead Bonsai Centre……..
Topical Times – Lifting material from the bonsai garden
It’s that time of year when we look at lifting material from both the bonsai garden and our growing beds. At the moment we are just looking at the conifers.
These trees were really small when they were planted out but after a few years of growth and some regular pruning they have undergone a significant transformation. They now offered some substantial trunks and plenty of branches to choose from.
The rootballs were reduced slightly to fit a suitable container. The tops were reduced more considerably to take pressure off the roots and branches were selected to give the best bonsai options.
There is some excellent workshop material here for the future. You will notice that we did get help from an unexpected quarter although the word “hindrance” might perhaps be more appropriate!