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Topical Times – A busy Monday…..

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

Topical Times – A busy Monday…..

Normally Monday is one of my days off but today one of my regular one-to-one clients asked me to help with some repotting at his home.

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We worked together mixing compost, preparing the trees and pots before finally and carefully repotting the selected trees……and there was quite a selection…..

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One Juniper was in need of some attention…..a potential raft project waiting for the right moment…..the right moment had just arrived! I did a quick pruning of branches and trunks then wired the remaining trunks with no wire below the rafted section.

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Slots to encourage roots were made in the bark but there are already roots in the area where we need them.

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The trunks were bent into position but this will be refined as branches develop and a more detailed wiring is carried out.

A busy day but a good day and my client is up to date with his repotting so that he can now concentrate on his maintenance work.