any bonsai tips?

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  • #11306

    PottedGirl
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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!

    #11324

    HaroldMe
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    do you want to grow your own from scratch or buy an existing plant to grow on?

    #11440

    PottedGirl
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    ummm … i think id like a little plant to nurture 🙂

    #11506

    apples
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    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

    #11588

    HaroldMe
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    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!

    #11617

    Marty Boy
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    http://www.allthingsbonsai.co.uk seem to have decent stock and feedback

    #11622

    PottedGirl
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    ooo that’s a good looking site there Marty – thanks!

    #11663

    FusciaHeaven
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    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.

    #11675

    PottedGirl
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    ooo good tip!

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