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Topical Times – Academy 6 2013 – Tanuki Update

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

Topical Times – Academy 6  2013 – Tanuki Update

This years academy 6 students were here again yesterday and we worked primarily on some yamadorii Pinus Sylvestris which will be reported in a later post.

However we did find time to check on the tanuki bonsai created earlier in the year and IMG_1564featured in previous blogs under Classroom Corner, posted on the 30th January and the 22nd April 2013.

All the trees are generally doing well and have put on some growth. Watering has not been easy as the newly potted root balls were relatively small compared with the size of the pots. However the potential problem of water logging appears to have been largely overcome due to the extremely free draining compost.

Any dead or weak branches as a result of the initial styling work were removed.

The new extended growth was tending to hang downwards so branches were gently wired and lifted towards the light to help the tree and it’s future growth.

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The trees have been fed and are all showing a good colour. I am already excited about how these trees will look once the foliage clouds develop and hopefully some good growth next year should see some real progress being made.

As always………I will keep you posted!!!……………………………..