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i’d love to have a go at growing a bonsai, but no idea where to start – does anyone have any tips or recommendations for sources of information for a newbie? thanks!
do you want to grow your own from scratch or buy an existing plant to grow on?
ummm … i think id like a little plant to nurture 🙂
think you mean one to grow on? bonsai can be pricey! id recommend that you decide on a budget and buy the best quality plant (rather than the biggest) that you can find
ok, well something i didnt know until recently is that bonsai growers use wire to shape their plants (cant say id really thought about the shape before!)
id love to have a go myself and i agree with apples about a budget. quality over quantity is the name of the game when it comes to bonsai!
http://www.allthingsbonsai.co.uk seem to have decent stock and feedback
ooo that’s a good looking site there Marty – thanks!
with bonsai you need to plan how you want your plant to look in 5 years! Then work towards it. Dont take too much off at once.
ooo good tip!
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