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Topical Times – A typical Bank Holiday….

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

Topical Times – a typical Bank Holiday….

One look outside at the weather and you know this just has to be a Bank Holiday! Just as well the nursery was closed today…..who would have ventured out anyway?

It’s rained almost continuously here today. It also feels alot colder too… certainly does not feel like August and a late summer’s day. It looks like autumn is coming early this year so keep an eye on your trees. We had a forecast for frost in some areas last August!!!

Whether it’s too cold, too wet or too dry you just have to be prepared for whatever nature is going to throw at your trees. You need to be alert to the changing seasons and in particular the impact this can have on how and when you water.

I took my camera with me as I walked across the garden this evening. There is still some nice colour in the garden but some of this has a distinct autumn feel to it. The bamboo grove is so wet it leans to have a neighbourly chat with a very old white pine.

One thing is for sure the fish are not bothered at all by this latest bout of rain. Having said all that they are just recovering from a Ph crash brought about by a severe storm a few weeks ago.

Generally the bonsai garden is taking shape and still looks full and colourful. Just how long will those leaves hang on before giving us that final flash of glory, holding back the dark and dismal silhouettes that are destined to follow?

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