My journey as a beginner in the art of Bonsai, I share my success and failures in this wonderfull hobby. Follow my bonsai progressions, related videos, and other bonsai related articles.

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Latest Blog Posts for Beginning Bonsai

  • Small Japanese Larch Repot
    on Feb 10, 2011
    I decided the other day that I needed to repot one of my small Japanese larch as it was showing signs of the buds beginning to wake up. As larch hate having their roots messed around with once the needles have opened, I thought I’d better act befor...
  • Bonsai Video of the Week #12
    on Feb 8, 2011
    This week we have episode 4 from series 2 of Lindsay Farr’s World of Bonsai. In this episode he visits a bonsai village in Japan, and looks at some really astonishing specimen pines with considerable age. He is also talked through the pruning of ol...
  • Shelter
    on Feb 7, 2011
    Due to the high winds we are experiencing at the moment, some of my trees have been allowed refuge in my greenhouse until the winds die down, to avoid any damage/breaks. As we are approaching repotting time, it also allows me to monitor the water tha...
  • Bonsai Video of the Week #11
    on Feb 2, 2011
    This week we have another video from Graham Potter over at Kaizen Bonsai. This week he is attempting to find the “magic within” a particular Mountain Pine, which at first appears to be a bit of a brute.Enjoy :)...
  • Repotting
    on Jan 31, 2011
    I am desperate to get going with some repots, I have quite a few to do this year. Unfortunately the temperatures here haven’t risen sufficiently to be 100% safe from frosts. It is still very cold out and frosts over most nights. I do have the added...
  • Bonsai Video of the Week #10
    on Jan 25, 2011
    This week we have a short video from Walter Pall, as he discusses how he first got involved in bonsai. As always, great to hear an insight from a master such as Walter Pall.Enjoy :)...
  • WeeTrees Bunjin Competition Finished Trees
    on Jan 22, 2011
    The Bunjin competition held on the WeeTrees Bonsai Forum has ended now. There were a large selection of really excellent and very different entries from all of the members. I though I would compile the before and after shots of all of the trees. The...
  • Maple Air-layer update
    on Jan 21, 2011
    So today I had a look at a maple of mine which I tried (and failed) to air-layer last year. I think the reason for the failure being not all of the cambium layer was removed when trying to set it up. So with Spring approaching I thought I would prepa...
  • Chinese Elm Update
    on Jan 19, 2011
    A little update on my informal broom style Chinese Elm. This is the tree that was my very first bonsai and so got me hooked on the hobby. This winter it finally decided to drop it's leaves, it hasn't managed this before, preferring to keep them until...
  • Bonsai Video of the Week #9
    on Jan 18, 2011
    This week we have episode 5 from series 2 of Lindsay Farr's World of Bonsai. This episode is set in a nursery in Japan which specialises in pines, shimpaku, and satsuki azalea. The nursery owner talks through in detail the techniques they use to thic...
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