Day 07 of #lockdown2020: Shaping a Ficus bonsai using the clip and grown technique

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As we are nearing the end of the first week of lock down I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. All the trees on my first bench of my bonsai enclosure have been worked on. Suddenly, working on all of my trees during lock down does not seem so far fetched. I removed the wire from the trees, trimmed them back and some of them I just cleaned up the soil mixture to allow more air to reach the roots. This is important as we are nearing our winter months and we need the soil mixture to be well draining.

Below I will be showing how I pruned a Ficus using the clip and grow method. This is a alternative method of styling a tree that involves cutting back the new shoots by selecting the buds you want and removing the rest. While this…

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