I use a wide variety of liquid fertilizers. Mixing things up is a good thing in my opinion. I keep … Continue Reading Liquid Fertilizer concentration look-up table
I have recently installed a LinkTap watering management system onto my bonsai’s irrigation system. This brilliant device has significantly improved … Continue Reading LinkTap watering timer system – a new level of control
Recently Megumi and Alex Bennett featured on ABC’s Gardening Australia. I feel very privileged to have been taught by both … Continue Reading Megumi and Alex Bennett feature on ABC’s Gardening Australia
I always look forward to new spring growth. My pine and maple buds are out early this year. I think … Continue Reading Happy spring!
Over the last few years I have neglected my pest prevention spraying (lesson learnt). As a result I have seen … Continue Reading Scale insects
I hate weeds, plain and simple. I particularly hate weeding with a passion, I find it to be a waste … Continue Reading Weeding Solution for Bonsai
In 2005 I had the privilege of being on the working committee for the 18th AABC (Association of Australian Bonsai … Continue Reading Mr Kimura – a privilege to meet
The results of completed defoliation combined with a solid feeding program have been very impressive to say the least. My … Continue Reading Ficus – completed defoliation combined with a solid feeding program really works!
So after only a few weeks the fig buds have started to emerge. These figs got a complete defoliation and … Continue Reading Ficus Buds Emerge
This is my favourite ficus bonsai. I bought it in 2005 as a small under developed and somewhat underwhelming stock … Continue Reading Ficus defoliation
One of the joys of bonsai is attention to detail. Every tiny area of the tree is important. The impact … Continue Reading Bonsai Tools by American Bonsai Tool & Supply co.
Bonsai, Its Art, Science, History, and Philosophy By Deborah R. Koreshoff One of many excellent books in my collection is … Continue Reading Book review: Bonsai, Its Art, Science, History, and Philosophy By Deborah R. Koreshoff
“form is nothing but emptiness and emptiness is nothing but form” In 2007 I had the pleasure of assisting … Continue Reading Lessons learnt from Mick Balzary
I really wasn’t happy with the progress of these bonsai. The figs had only a few branches that were leggy … Continue Reading I gave these bonsai something to think about
From my experiments with feeding I believe that frequent weak strength fertilising is much better for bonsai than stronger infrequent fertilising. I had been taught by Megumi Bennett and read in several places about fertiliser cakes and thought that these would … Continue Reading Fertilising bonsai with feed cakes