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Bonsai and Christmas presents


Hello everyone, I hope you all had a great Christmas.

I recieved a couple of new books for Christmas (Alys Fowlers The thrifty gardener, RHS New Encyclopedia of Gardening Techniques) as well as a new border fork. My wife recieved yet more Cactus (we will require more shelves in the utility room) and my youngest got a Rose of Jericho (look at my pic’s if you are not sure what one of these look like).

Very quiet here at the moment. My wife is at the sales the boy’s are out with friends so I have been out and about in the garden tidying up.
One of the jobs I wanted to do was re pot my Bonsai that I have been growing for a year.

They were all sourced from around the garden last winter, and they have so far been a success. Obviously this is all trial and error as I only have books to go by.

Having read through the books in question it was a case of take them out the pots and have a look at the roots. They had put on lots of growth so it was a case of loosen of the soil and give them a trim.

Once trimmed re pot in fresh soil, and hopefully they should thrive again. They are only two years old, since I should have quiet a few years on my side I thought I would give it a go.

All potted on and happy.

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Great !
I have a small oak I rescued from the roadside. and I'm going to try and make it into a bonsai.

Happy new year :o)

30 Dec, 2008


While I was doing these, I also had another 1 year old Oak growing in a lily pot, thanks to the squirrels. so that has been potted on in a small bonsai dish.

30 Dec, 2008


I'll put a photo of it tomorrow.

30 Dec, 2008


Hywel where is the rescued Oak?

3 Jan, 2009

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