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I decided that I’d give some of my bonsai some TLC this morning, as they’ve lacked much attention this year (apart from essential watering). No idea that this first photo was being taken!

Then the sun came out, and I thought the Imperata (Japanese blood grass) deserved a photo :)

Couldn’t resist a quick shot of Enkianthus . .


. . and my helpful OH trying to get out of shot :)


I’d enjoyed the weeding and pruning of my dwarf Hawthorn, Beech and others.


A satisfying morning’s work . . . now for a coffee and the crossword in that comfortable chair. Hope the sun’s shining where you are!

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Well done Sheila... all looking neat and tidy ... including you and OH. ... Lol. :o)

1 Aug, 2015

 

Your collection looks really good, Sheila. (Can you believe it's August already? And summer's only just started!)

1 Aug, 2015

 

Thank you Terra, ha ha :)

Thanks Susanne - I know! We'd really like some summer weather now . . .

1 Aug, 2015

 

You are very clever Sheila, they are beautiful. I was envious of your Bloodgrass. Mine turned its toes up pretty well straight away, don't know what upset it!

1 Aug, 2015

 

Oh Sheila they are looking good, my hubby bought one to cheer me up when I was first starting with my treatment, unfortunately its leaves shrivelled up one day whilst we were at the hospital, it was that really hot day and I had it on the table in the dining room, I have never had one before so didn't really know where to keep it or how to care for it, I was so upset, do you keep yours outside, I look at it daily in the hopes that it will revive
I do like the grass, mine is still in a pot but will get it in the ground eventually, even if it has to wait until next year...

1 Aug, 2015

 

You're very kind, Stera/Sue, but I'm truly not clever . . . I leave my dwarf trees alone most of the time! Sorry about your Bloodgrass, and they're expensive too :((

Oh dear Lincs/Sue . . you're not alone with your sad bonsai experience. Does yours have a label? I know Chinese Elm are commonly sold as "indoor" trees, but I don't know of any tree that doesn't prefer fresh air and rain! Yes, all mine are outside: they prefer a shady area (otherwise they dry out too quickly). I hope you can rescue yours by soaking the whole pot in deep water, then keeping it in shade or dappled shade, and keep the soil moist. Do let us know if it revives :)

1 Aug, 2015

 

Sheila its a Carmona and on the packaging is classed as an indoor tree, says it can go outside on very hot days and and can tolerate a little direct sunshine, I scraped the trunk a tiny bit and its still green..

1 Aug, 2015

 

That's good news Lincs, still hope for your little tree then! It's not a tree I know, but I guess as a general rule (as it's classed as an indoor tree) it should benefit from being outside in the warmer months, but inside during the late autumn and winter. Hope you succeed with it :)

1 Aug, 2015

 

That is an attractive collection of bonsai Sheila. The Imperata looks stunning in the sun shine.

2 Aug, 2015

 

This blog has had such a calming effect! All looks so peaceful and serene in 'Sheilabub world!' The bonsai look superb and so healthy.

You see, we have the grand children here to stay at the moment..........!!!

2 Aug, 2015

 

Oh Chris - what a lovely thing to say, thank you very much. Obviously I wouldn't mind changing places with you . . . have a great time with your lovely boys!

2 Aug, 2015

 

I smiled at the look of concentration on your face,Sheila,and your OH trying unsuccessfully to get out of shot :o) Lovely to see you both,and I love all your plants,Bonsai and others..Lol.x

2 Aug, 2015

 

Lucky you sitting out in the sunshine! I love your Enkianthus. Must get one of those for here. And doesn't your blood grass do well. Mine has all but disappeared this year...just too cold and wet for it. It's great to see a really good clump as they are such dramatic plants.

2 Aug, 2015

 

Btw, Sheila, I got two little Acers from GW 'free' offer and I might topiarise them...haven't quite decided what to do with them yet. :)

2 Aug, 2015

 

I like the Imperata....beautiful grass. And the shrub, Enkianthus, looks great.....I didn't think I have ever come across this one before.

2 Aug, 2015

 

Ooops, sorry Klahanie, but a belated thank you for your comment :)

Lol Sandra, thank you!

Thanks Karen - I think the blood grass enjoys its sunny spot; Acers are a good bonsai subject except that they grow quite slowly.

Thanks Paul . . . no, Enkianthus doesn't seem to be very well known (it prefers acid soil, which is why mine's in a pot!).

2 Aug, 2015

 

Oh, I see.......that's probably why I dont know of it....very little acid soil in my area.

2 Aug, 2015

 

I have a Hawthorn seedling in a pot in the shade space.
Just water it occasionally. Will attempt Bonsai treatment when it gets bigger. Cost nothing, a bird must have brought the seed.

2 Aug, 2015

 

Yes, I get Hawthorn seedlings too. Good point Diane!

2 Aug, 2015

 

Sheila I have to tell you I have noticed tiny fresh new shoots coming on my bonsai, its forgiven me and stopped sulking now, thank goodness, lol.

2 Aug, 2015

 

Good idea Diane . . that's just how I started off all those years ago. Good luck!

Great news Linc's - happy faces all round ☺

3 Aug, 2015

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