My larch now have little green buds the size of a match head. My hawthorn have little green shoots bursting out -now too late for repotting (same problem last year).
A quiet realisation that I hadn't even started my repotting this year hit me.
The first plan of attack was to repot my deciduous trees first, only the ones that needed it.....which is most of them.
I had some "peaty' potting mix left, so decided to do the alders, oaks, dawn redwoods, swamp cypress etc. From experience most trees that loves moisture tends to thrive in a peaty mix.
I was a bit shocked to see the root growth on this dawn redwood. The roots had grown out the bottom of the pot and anchored themselves firmly into the bark chips. Hunting for moisture no doubt.
Another added feature is the automatic iron addition setting. What's that you may ask?
Well, its fairly rusty inside and as you turn it, little bits of rust splinter off the sides into the mix.
There's still a few days repotting left to go....mostly the larger ones, but the beauty of bonsai means that it can perhaps wait until next year!