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Bonsai Hints and Tips #6 - Winter's a Go:
Caring for your Bonsai in the Perth winter months is very important. We all like to curl up, drink hot Milo and watch the local weather from our lounge (or from the Bonsai Palace Weather Station!), but we must not forget to carry out some essential Bonsai treatments at this time of year.
down the water:
Bonsai can often remain wet for most of the week in winter, so now is the time to check your Bonsai soil and water your tree only if it is getting dry. If you keep your Bonsai under cover, then water regularly but very sparingly. Too much water will inhibit the winter blossoming Bonsai so keep a check on these specimens in particular.
have a huge appetite)
pests include scale, aphids, mites, caterpillars, thrip and slaters.
Most of these are insects and can be treated with insecticides such as
White Oil or Pyrethrum. Pests such as White Spot and Sooty Mould
are fungi and need to be treated with a fungicide such as Mancozeb or Rose
is a nasty, furry black caterpillar that loves to chew plants)
and rotate your Bonsai:
Feed your Bonsai:
Good luck and above all, ENJOY your Bonsai and have some fun in winter....!
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