Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Spring Repotting 2014

February marks the beginning of the repotting season for many - or at least a time to start thinking about pot selection and soil choices for the ensuing months. For anybody not already itching to start repotting, this excellent video from Sebastijan Sandev should help to get you in the mood.

After a recent visit to my friend John Ostranica, I have a few lovely new pots awaiting trees. Whether its a unique rock imitation slab or a more conventional glazed bowl, each of John's pots is a true one-of-a-kind. Many have imperfections, bubbles or flecks in the glazes which far from being defects, only adds to their character and rustic feel. John can be contacted at ostranicabonsaipots@gmail.com

Glazed shohin pot by John Ostranica

Glazed shohin pot by John Ostranica

Slab by John Ostranica
This shohin Lonicera has been the first of my own trees for repotting this season as its buds are already well developed. Lonicera are prolific root growers and require annual repotting. This tree had been in its pot for less than twelve months but was already becoming pot bound. On this occasion there was no need for a new pot. The current pot (J. Ostranica again!) is a fine match.

Ready for repotting

A healthy root system

Removing old soil and raking out the roots

Repotting complete

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