Sunlight and Temperatures: Finland versus Europe, part II

In the previous post the amount of sunlight in Finland was compared against some cities in Europe. The sunlight itself is not enough for the plant to thrive….

Jinning the too big branch, November 2017

  In previous session I was happy with overall design but the right branch was way too big. Now was time to correct that. Starting from: After removing…

Sunlight: Finland versus Europe

Idea of my “research” was to compare the conditions to grow bonsai between Finland and the rest of Europe. Potential of solar energy in Finland, the name tells…

Cold frame – Upgrade II

  I needed more space so I decided to redesign the cold frame. The walls should be upright, not anymore under angle so more trees can fit if…

Willow forest

Two years ago got one bigger branch from willow (Salix fragilis ‘Bullata’) in Kuivalahti which pieces I have put directly into water. I got all of them root and…

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…