The Larches

Both larches I have I brought from Manchester, Tony Tickles Burrs Bonsai Workshop. One of them I bought for the workshop which Tony found and arranged for me (Thanks Tony!)….

Soil and fungus

Below is the set of documents I have found while investigating here and there relation between: Temperature (in North European cold climate) ⇒ Fertilizer and soil type Why…

Winter 2017 in the back garden

Of course it always looks better than on the photo but is worth of memorizing it:

Chaenomeles japonica, January 2017

The tree was since October in warm winter storage on minimum +5C. Beginning of January while watering all trees in there I noticed that the new flower buds…

Juniperus chinensis “Stricta”, January 2017

Our local bonsai society tries to meet from time to time and organize some group work. A week ago was also one of such occasions for which we…

A new stone for ficus

Two months after defoliation new leaves appeared, half the size than earlier, no huge leaves anymore and so much of growth appeared that I already had to cut…

The darkest winter so far

I have been living in Finland for over 17 years and this winter is to be the darkest one for me so far. Early November the temperature dropped…

Christmas 2016

Because I know the paper version will be lost sooner or later I wanted to record the card I received from ViherBonsai this year. See all the details…

Bonsai Pests – reblog from Bonsai Tonight

A very nice quick list of common bonsai pests with clear pictures. I have found 2 which I had and wanted to keep the link somewhere so I…

Cold frame for winter hardy species – upgrade

Last year I made the first version of cold frame in the back of our house which didn’t really work well. Reasons are many: the construction, bad insulation…