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Micro Weblog (micro aggression) – Adam’s Artwork and Bonsai Weblog

Right here’s a pet peeve. And I’ll begin with “there are a lot of methods to pores and skin a cat” however there are methods, and higher methods. See the opening above? A drain gap in a bonsai pot. We cowl these with display screen so the bonsai soil we use (use what you want and what works for you) doesn’t fall out the underside.

I’m repotting a shopper’s tree. I discover this because the drain gap display screen. It’s good materials, precise bonsai display screen, however wouldn’t it harm you to chop it slightly greater? It’s not even a penny’a value so as to add an additional half inch to it.

And the wire holding it? It doesn’t even bend across the flooring wall of the pot.

What’s that gonna maintain?

I’ve been utilizing galvanized metal. It’s robust, lasts for years, and drains effectively.

And I don’t skimp.

And the wire I exploit to carry it in: it’s heavy gauge, and bent in order to carry the display screen in place.

The loops maintain the display screen and there’s sufficient beneath to carry it to the pot. (Ignore the calcium buildup, it’s from south Florida, the place the water is tough as a politicians coronary heart.

See that? It ain’t shifting.

And whereas I’m at it, tie down wire must be heavy too. At the very least 2mm, that is 2.5.

I can decide the tree up by the trunk, with no worries that the tree will likely be broken (may, however not often….effectively, generally. Do as I say, not as I do…).

Right here’s the tree. Portulacaria afra. It’s not going wherever.



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