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Ulmus parvifolia, Elm-tree pollarding and thinning


A previous post was named Ulmus parvifolia, Elm-tree prunning and was about interim pruning. This post is about the annual pruning, in particular topping and thinning to retain the desired size and shape. This is also called pollarding, the annual removal of all of the previous year’s growth, resulting in a flush of slender […]

Bonsai R.I.P.


Our pride bonsai, the 23 year old oak, Quercus robur, was grown from an acorn we found in nature and dates back to 1987. Unfortunately it did not make it through the indoor winter period (in our garage) and died in the winter 2009/2010. We had to wait to be sure it had died because […]