Repairs to the Heronry at Vermont

Hermanus Bird Club

Some guys just can’t resist a day in the mud, especially when it is accompanied by the fine aroma of well weathered Guano!!

Guy and John, with assistance from Vuyo, have fixed up the heronry by adding new branches for future nests.  This has resulted in a much upgraded platform and members are encouraged to get down to the Vermont pan to do some birding and see the benefits of their hard work. Well done!!  A smelly and dirty job done with absolute dedication to the cause and the HBC.

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Re-potting Continues

Robert Nocher Shohin Bonsai

As the days get longer and a little warmer, the buds continue to swell and the window of opportunity for the re-potting of deciduous trees is coming to an end. I still have quite a few to do and they will all have to be completed before the weekend

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Here are 2 that I did this morning. The first is a shohin cotoneaster microphyla. I have been developing this tree from garden centre stock for about 5 years now and its really beginning to look good. The last of the thicker roots were removed today and it has been re-planted in its yellow Shibakatsu pot with a slight change of front.

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This is a reminder how it looked when I acquired it

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I also re-potted my latest acquisition, this shohin trident maple. It’s now housed in a nice old blue glazed rectangle by the second generation Tosui potter, Mizuno Masao

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