This meeting was all bout watering and feeding our bonsai through the growing season.
Firstly we revealed the main prize for the Christmas raffle. A splendid Korean Hornbeam we managed to acquire at a bargain price at the Coventry BTA event.
We then went on to talk about watering. Although it seems to quite a simple topic, it was quickly established that many of the newer members were a bit baffled by the wealth of conflicting advise and opinions when it comes to watering and feeding.
Mike gave a thorough run down on watering, taking into account the stage of development of the tree, the soil composition, pot size, weather conditions, time of year and location.
We then moved on to feeding, covering the essentials like N-P-K values of fertilisers, micro nutrients and the pros and cons of organic versus chemical fertilisers.
Mike again pointed out that feeding regimes are…
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