Trying Tibolar-RS

Going to give Tibolar-RS this year on a few trees to see how it compares. Only hearing good things about this feed.


I have been looking for a Magnesium additive for a few of my trees that I think have an issue. I have a maple in a garden pot  and a Fuji cherry bonsai that last year had a yellowing of the leaves.  A wise man once told me that feeding won’t necessarily help the tree. The tree needs magnesium to help it break down the fertiliser.

I searched the local garden centres for the old En-Mag product with no joy. I had actually given up when I went into a very local, pokey family plant and paint shop and found Chempak’s Magnesium product and, to make it even better, their Trace elements one as well! I’m not sure they make these any more, haven’t seen them for a long time, perhaps old stock, but they’ll do me.


For the Record…

Just wanted to make a note on the blog that today was the first feed of the year for my trees. This is after all meant to be my bonsai diary, or that’s what it started out as 😀

Everything that hadn’t been repotted and was showing signs of growth got some green dream today.

Feeding Time

Today I fed my trees. Time for the neighbours to close their windows and bring the washing in 🙂

This is what I use.

I use Green Dream for my better trees as it is nearly invisible on the pots. Results of this have been pleasing this year so far. This is the first year I used it.

The rest of the raw and semi styled material gets the Chicken Pellets. A bit smelly but cheap and effective. I’ve been using them for years now and when you have a lot of trees sitting about, this helps keep the price of feeding down.

I also use the Seaweed Extract as an in between feed, watering it onto the trees. I sometimes forget to do it but I’m making a conscious effort this year to get it right.

I used a lot of Bio Gold on my better trees last year. This is the best stuff on the market but it way over priced in my opinion. Here’s hoping Green Dream is a dream.