Losing trees: Tosho

Originally posted on Nebari Bonsai:
Well, it has been a while since I lost a tree. Unfortunately, this was an imported, collected needle juniper. They’re uncommon. I have owned it for 4 years, and it’s always been healthy. It was repotted last in 2018, and doing fine until this spring. January 1, winter color, nothing unusual. End of February, still seems ok. End of May,… Continue reading Losing trees: Tosho

Winter Bonsai – It All Depends.

Originally posted on Bonsaiplace:
I find myself these days starting answers to Bonsai related questions mostly with “it depends”. This topic will be the same. Your local climate and setup will largely determine what you do with your Bonsai trees during Winter. As most of the Blog readers will rightfully ask about the purpose of this topic this time of the year, the simple answer… Continue reading Winter Bonsai – It All Depends.

July 2nd- mute swan, ringlet and swift diary

Originally posted on Jonathan Pomroy:
We had a walk along to the Ampleforth lower lake at noon. It was still drizzling at the time but very still and quite atmospheric. As we arrived a very large flock of siskins flew up from the ground beneath some birch trees. I estimated 400 birds, making it the largest flock of siskins I have ever seen. There have… Continue reading July 2nd- mute swan, ringlet and swift diary