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The Bonsai Experience

Here’s a few shots of trees shown during the Bonsai Experience on Saturday 27 June in the Botanic Gardens, Belfast. The guy’s from Northern Ireland Bonsai Society staged a very successful show with over 1000 visitors to the marquee display in one day. 187 more words


Present of the Week: Japanese Holly

I’ve never had a bonsai.  I’m so thrilled.  I already sense feelings developing between us in the beginning of our relationship.  19 years old toy boy.   17 more words


Aerial Roots

In 2009 ( a lot happened back then…) I bought one of these S shaped Figs from a very reputable bonsai vendor. (As he now declares that these S-shaped Chinese imports are not bonsai – I will refrain from naming him).   411 more words

Juniper Squamata in Summer

My Juniper Squamata is enjoying the warmer weather at the moment and pushing out a lot of new growth. The roots of this tree were severely pruned last year to get it into this stunning pot by Ian Baillie and I am relieved to say there has been no ill effects on the trees’ vigour. 21 more words

How to fill a tea bag with fertilizer

Two months ago, Felix Laughlin, President of the National Bonsai Foundation, requested tips for how to fill a tea bag with fertilizer quickly. The process does seem to take a while, but I’ve found I can fill about 9 bags per minute with the following approach. 177 more words