April Bonsai Tips
Happy April Fools’ Day!
No tricks in this month’s Bonsai Tips post only lots of great treats.
APRIL is a really good time to collect any trees from the wild that you may have had your eye on, you will need to obtain the owner’s permission first. “Yamadori” or collected trees require you to dig carefully around them so as not to damage the root with your spade. Take your time and lift gently from the soil retaining as much hair root as possible, it is advisable to cut the tap root and seal. Plant the tree in a deep pot or box with a good open mix and its now a case of wait and see and it always has a 50/50 chance of survival.
Often deciduous trees will start to show their leaves now, so they will need to come out of their winter storage you will need to keep a watchful eye for frosts and strong winds as the leaves are very tender at this stage. You will now see the signs of life on all yours trees especially on recently collected trees. But also to see if the winter has caused any damage among your collection if any are showing signs of damage they will need a bit more TLC.
We are meeting Tuesday 11th April and our workshop Sunday 23rd April 2017.
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