Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Port Jackson Fig

This is a quick transformation of 2 bonsai that i gave my Nieces 7 years ago . They weren't really interested in looking after them , there sole use was a set of cricket wickets so the were constantly damaged or should i say trimmed via tennis balls . Mind you when the first used them as wickets their gear was made from soft foam . With continual damage they were stunted . I re potted them 4 years ago in 350mm Terra pots placing a rock in the pot to stabilise the wicket not to actually grow the fig on . Returned to sender on removal from the pot 1 had clasped the rock the other did not . This was a good start for the finish i have now . With an extremely poor fibrous roots were present i covered the bases with moss after planting , however i have since learnt that figs don't like moss around their trunks . So i once again attacked the restyling and the end result is a good outcome . With numerous 10-15mm stub branches removed they should re shoot into very desirable Bonsai.

With a lack of fibrous roots below the soil i will place the figs into a water tray to maintain moisture and humidity to promote new roots .They will be wintered inside as the heavy frosts up here in the Alps will kill figs in one night .

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