4 weeks ago Nebby 0

Source: Hans van Meer Bonsai Blog.

Hi everybody, last week I had finally two repotting sessions after the long abnormal frost period we had for a few weeks and that was about time for most trees that I had to do because the buds on some of them were already opening! First up was my easy to repot old Hawthorn Yamadori ( Crataegus monogyna) in his beautiful Dan Barton pot. Below: Everything that I could possibly need for this repotting is in place and my old Hawthorn is patiently waiting for his haircut and fresh soil. Below: Out of his pot and ready to remove as much of the old soil from in between the roots as possible and safe! My objective is to remove all downwards growing roots so that I can replant him even lower in its pot! Below: A layer of my soil mix containing Akadama, Kiryu and Bims is spread out over the bottom of the pot.  Below: Then a small pile of the same soil mix is made more or less in the middle of the pot on which the tree is pushed down with a turning motion. This way all the cavities in the bottom of the rootball are automatically filled with the soil! Stop with the downwards turning motion when the tree has reached the acquired hight in the pot and stands in the right direction and angle etc.  Below: Then the wires are tightened loosely so that were necessary soil can still be brought in under need the roots with chopsticks.  Below: When that is successfully done the wires are tightened…

Go to the source blog (Hans van Meer Bonsai Blog) to read the full article: REPOTTING SESSION AFTER THE FROST HAS FINALLY GONE!