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Topical Times – Euonymus late summer pruning

A regular update on the life and times of John Hanby’s Newstead Bonsai Centre……..

Topical Times – Euonymous late summer pruning

There have been previous blogs relating to this tree and the first picture is a reminder of what this tree was like when we started out together.

The second picture shows the tree on vacation in Belgium in May……well it’s the nearest he will get to a summer holiday this year……both of us in fact!!! Danny Use had kindly invited us to participate in the exhibition with his Kei Bonsai Kai group and the Euonymous was given a tokoname setting.

Since returning home the tree has grown well. He had been thinned out and refined for the exhibition and then allowed a period of growth for recovery.

You can see how strong and bushy he is but now the foliage mass is too dense again. He is in danger of losing his shape. It was time to intervene with scissors, pruning shoots and leaves to recover his appearance…….but also to promote better health by allowing light and air to penetrate the foliage mass.

I hope that visitors to the exhibition in Belgium enjoyed looking at this tree because I certainly get a lot of pleasure looking at him every day!

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