Bonsai Re-potting for Beginners in Scotland
For every bonsai tree, eventually comes a time when its root system has taken all the space in the pot, restricting additional development needed to support the growing plant. An operation of root pruning and bonsai repotting should be carried out, to address this problem. It permit the tree to grow vigorously and healthy for several years and will reorganize the root system. Hints in the next post provides you with an overview on the best way to do bonsai repotting by yourself.
First, you should check whether it is already the time for bonsai repotting. This needs to be done annually during early springtime, when the tree remains in dormancy. Gently ease the tree out of its pot and analyze the rootball. Should you see long roots encircling the rootball or the inner side of the pot, it is already the time for bonsai repotting to be executed.
Prepare a new pot, when the tree will probably be planted, or clean the old one. Cover the drainage holes with a plastic mesh, securing it with a part of wire. Then put a layer of grit on the underside of the pot, then, and to allow emptying of soil, on which the tree will probably be put a layer on top of it.
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Another step in the bonsai repotting process will be to displace the old soil in the rootball, rather using chopsticks when the pot is ready. Then prune the longest roots with a sharp pair of scissors or shears. Also look for almost any wounded, dead, decaying or infected roots, and remove them too to refrain from dispersing root rot. Aim to remove up to 1/3 of general mass. that is root
Eventually set the tree inside the pot that is prepared and tie it with the anchorage wire, to make certain that it will not be rocked by wind in the coming weeks, when its roots are not yet fully regenerated. Fill the remaining portion of the pot with fresh soil, ensuring that there are no air pockets. Water the compost thoroughly, to help it settle.
The tree will now need about six weeks for regeneration with the bonsai repotting operation entire. After that, its root system is going to be able to grow freely, growing more fine feeder roots in a denser rootball, than what could be achieved with roots that are unpruned. This can translate into more essential nutrients feeding your plant that is precious, and in your enjoyment of its own beauty as well as effect its improved health, vibrancy.
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