Bonsai Winter Holidays

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Source: All Things Bonsai Blog.

We had a winter holiday for the first time this year. Normally we go away in summer to somewhere Mediterranean but watering the trees in summer is problematic with a collection of our size. We tend to get a rota going with people arranged for each day and a backup contact for each person. If you have a collection of your own bonsai, its a good idea to find a fellow bonsai grower and help each other out at holiday times. This year we decided to go away in January. We had to go a little further afield, so had our first trip to the Caribbean. This meant far less watering had to be done, which made it much easier to go. We just about managed to squeeze all  of the bonsai into the greenhouse, leaving the outdoor area pretty much empty. I was worried that if we had a major cold spell, minus 10 for example, we would get problems, so moved it all inside. Thankfully it wasn’t too cold here in Sheffield, so all was well. Here at the shop, me and Jude work in the greenhouse year-round, whatever the weather. We freeze in winter while packing orders on the counter in the middle of the greenhouse, which doubles a packing bench, workshop area and potting bench. A break from the cold was much appreciated. I’ve been so focused on running the business that we haven’t had a proper holiday for a few years now. Up until going…

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