Avoid over-watering your Pine and Juniper Outdoor Bonsai

We have had a substantial amount of rain this summer and autumn.

Both Japanese White Pines, Japanese Black Pines and Chinese Junipers prefer to be kept more on the dry side and consistent over-watering can result in root rot.

Normally this is fine, but with the never ending rain I wanted to pass on a couple of tips.

  1. When re-potting pine and juniper bonsai trees please use a free draining soil.
  2. Do not pot into very deep bonsai pots.
  3. If the weather is dreadful for a long period of time please cover the pot with a polythene bag or place in an unheated glasshouse. Obviously, you do not want the root ball to dry out so use this as a temporary measure only.
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