19 January 2018

Special offer - drip trays


Plastic drip trays - two large sizes available extra large - 56x41x4cm and large - 52x39x4cm, imported from China. Perfect for standing your Bonsai in to catch water to reuse on other trees or for filling with gravel and displaying your Bonsai in them to increase the humidity around your collection in our current very dry conditions. This week's special - extra large was R120 NOW R90 and large was R110 NOW R80. Offer valid whilst stocks last.

17 January 2018

Mancozeb

We have limited stock of Mancozeb for sale at an excellent price - R100 for 1kg.
Mancozeb is a dithiocarbamate non-systemic agricultural fungicide with multi-site, protective action on contact. The mixture controls many fungal diseases in a wide range of field crops, fruits, nuts, vegetables, and ornamentals.

4 January 2018

Bonsai numbers


Some interesting stats from our nursery.
Gail's private collection, that she shares with the public and is exhibited in the nursery consists of 350 Bonsai and we have about 550 ready made Bonsai for sale, this excludes starter Bonsai in nursery pots and our 'not yet ready' stock.

3 January 2018

Bonsai Things to do in Cape Town - January

     JANUARY 

Month
Mean Rainfall mm
Rel.  Humidity %
Daily Sun­shine Hrs
Temp. Max Celcius
Temp. Min Celcius
Jan
11,6
70
11,1
26
15,7

POSITION
Long, hot, windy days, trees need protection & must not be allowed to dry out.
WATERING
Humidity is low, mist and place containers of water between trees to increase humidity. Trees that dry out may suffer leaf burn and die if left dry for too long. Watch watering carefully.
FERTILISING
Some trees, such as maples suffer from a combination of drying wind and build up of sodium in the soil which makes it difficult for them to take up moisture. Try sprinkling a small amount of gypsum on the soil and water well. All the watering causes’ nutrients to leach out of the soil so fertilise regularly. Fertilise flowering plants with 3:1:5. 
DISEASE CONTROL
If trees are stressed use Superthrive in small doses to help them cope. Pests and diseases may be slightly less prevalent during these low humidity days but watch for them anyway and spray as necessary.
PRUNING
Maintenance pruning and nipping needs to be kept up and wiring may be done but watch lest branches thicken and cause wire scars. Strong growing and healthy deciduous bonsai may be de-foliated early this month to encourage a second growth season and to reduce leaf size.
POTTING
Figs may be potted now but it is too hot for most species to be potted.
REMARKS
A nice time of the year to get out and about, collect stones and rocks and even compost and gravel for mixing soils. Mosses mostly look unhappy during this time of year due to low humidity. Try to mist spray bonsai often. 

29 December 2017

New Year trading hours

Just a reminder that we are closed on New Year's Day on Monday, but will be open over the long weekend on Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 4.30pm. Enjoy a peaceful New Year and may 2018 be a prosperous one.

22 December 2017

Bonsai boarding service


Going on holiday? No need to pre-book your Bonsai for boarding unless you have many trees. You can just pop in during business hours.

Christmas trading hours


We are closed on Christmas Day, day of Goodwill and New Years Day but open on today's public holiday and every other day from 9am to 4.30pm. Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas, enjoy this special time with your families and friends.

Avoid the chaotic shops and parking areas and shop for Christmas in our beautiful tranquil Bonsai garden. Buy a ready made Bonsai from R125, starter kits from R55 and a wide selection of Bonsai related products.