Re-potting My Literati Pines

Robert Nocher Shohin Bonsai

These 2 Scots Pines were  given their first styling in the literati style towards the end of last season and about 1 week ago, I decided that it was time to reduce the roots slightly and re-pot them as the new seasons candles were extending but were not yet fully open.

The first one is quite an old tree with very rugged bark and this is how it looked before this most recent work

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This is a reminder of how it looked last season before the initial styling

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This is the pot it will be housed in for the next few years. A ceramic drum pot by Scottish potter Ian Baillie

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It is quite slow growing and has been in this mica training pot for about 12 years. Now that it is out of the pot I can see that it has a very dense network of fine roots, which will…

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