Sunday, 8 April 2018

Monday, 28 August 2017


The trauma of moving the entire bonsai collection to a new home is over. No losses so far - although the Scots pines are very grumpy.

Thursday, 12 May 2016


I have not sprayed the Scots pines this year as I am hoping for the natural predators to help me out.

So far the aphids are winning - but each pine is getting more and more ladybirds to manage the aphid population. They seem to eat until they are so full and then fall off and sleep.

The ant herders seem to also fight off the ladybirds - which is limiting their effectiveness.