Build instructions for a bonsai growbox

January 15, 2017 – 9:44 pm

A basic instruction to create a wooden growbox for bonsai It really is very easy to build a basic growbox for your trees. Besides some...

Winter in Bonsai Museum Dusseldorf

December 18, 2016 – 6:46 am

Location of the Bonsai Museum It is still early on the 4th of December when I arrive in Dusseldorf. I am visiting the Bonsai Museum...

Starting bonsai from seed using collected Malus seeds

November 23, 2016 – 9:22 pm

Yes. It does take a bit of patience. It may take ten years before you have anything looking like a tree. But yeah, it...

  • Sap transport

    February 26, 2013 – 8:21 pm

    Understanding sap transport in Bonsai
    . Whether it is setting an air layer, understanding growth or...

  • Why trunks grow thick

    February 23, 2013 – 9:48 pm

    Carved trunk Why bonsai trunks grow thick
    . It is good to understand how trunks grow if you...

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Collecting seeds for bonsai

Collecting seeds and then growing bonsai out of the is quite a thrill. Although it does take time! Right now is the best time to find seeds.

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Sickly olive from sell-out corner.
Yes. it is notso healthy. But at 50% off at the local garden centre.. What can you do.

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Starting bonsai from seed using collected Malus seeds

Yes. It does take a bit of patience. It may take ten years before you have anything looking like a tree. But yeah, it is also fun. Growing from seeds. So I started a new batch.

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Burrs 2016

Burrs is a bonsai styling workshop in Bury, held roughly every two years by T. Tickle.

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Unwanted holiday souvenir: Zylella Fastidiosa

Holidays! Great. Spending time in Italy, and finding nice Olive Yamadoori. Is this not the greatest thing? Unfortunately, nowadays, this is not the case anymore. The brinbing of trees from Southern Europe may have huge implications. Which you ask? I’ll tell you!

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Trident root over rock: the start

Root over rock trident in growpot

In the spring of 2015 I took cuttings of my trident bonsai. To my surprise, one of the cuttings took, and in March 2016 I decided a root over rock planting would be my aim. As such, I put a thin layer of soil over …

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Taking pictures of bonsai

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Taking a good picture of your bonsai can be very usefull. Think of situations like submitting your tree for an exhibition. Submitting a very good, clear picture of your tree can hugely improve your chances of the tree being accepted. But also if you are …

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