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Nate
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

Nate

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Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

Total posts: 1530
Posted:I have recently got my mits on my very own bansai, a present from my girlfriend

mine's an 8 year old sageretia, and i love it biggrin

i was just wondering if there are any bonsai owners here on HOP?


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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay, United Kin...

Total posts: 7330
Posted:i used to be into bonsai nate but never had my own frown

had several friends who owned a few though smile

i want to get one but not before i'm living in my own house...

i regularly drool over this website ubblove

do you have any pictures of yours yet?


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Docta
GOLD Member since Oct 2005

Docta

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Location: Brisbane, Australia

Total posts: 81
Posted:Talk to me.........what is it you wanna know??? I've had them for a while, rather like the bonsai. Oh yea, and I'm a horticulturalist, so I might be able to help you out a little???? who knows smile

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PyroWill
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

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Location: Staines, United Kingdom

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Posted:Ive had three before, 2 died frown and the other my mum tried to prune it but cut the main branches and it was really hard to get it to grow back, i now for christmas got my own growing kit so may try again smile

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Igirisujin
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

Igirisujin

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Location: Preston, United Kingdom

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Posted:Doh and I thought this thread was about the tv show Bonsai.

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PyroWill
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

PyroWill

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Location: Staines, United Kingdom

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Posted:That is actually called Bansai, not Bonsai

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DrBoo
BRONZE Member since Oct 2005

DrBoo

I invented the decaffinated coffee table.
Location: Cornwall, United Kingdom

Total posts: 453
Posted:Written by: M-O-M

I have recently got my mits on my very own bansai, a present from my girlfriend



I can see how Brit_Joe was confused....

I alwasy wanted on Bonsai. But I am afraid I'll kills it, and it will end up being a shabby stick in a pot - just like all my orchids are. frown


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LostSurfer
SILVER Member since Dec 2004

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Location: The Isles of Scilly, United Ki...

Total posts: 278
Posted:I had a Bonsai Potato once, but it shrivelled up and looked kinda nasty!

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SILVER Member since Jan 2005

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Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

Total posts: 1785
Posted:Bonsai are great but a lot more work than a lot of people think

They prefer to be watered a little every day rather than a lot of water a couple of times a week. If they are kept indoors they like having water lightly sprayed on their leaves.

Different trees require different methods of pruning and at different times of year so make sure you research the species that you have. Never prune too much off at one time as it can kill the tree.

Roots need pruning once a year and never remove more than a third of the roots. Use a chopstick (or something similar) to gently get the roots apart but be very gentle!

If you are wanting to grow bonsai from seed, put them in a bit of damp compost in a plastic food bag. Seal them in and put in the fridge for a few weeks, this helps fool the seeds into think it has been through winter so when you take them out of the fridge they will think it is spring and you will have more success germinating them.

Good luck!


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Igirisujin
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

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Location: Preston, United Kingdom

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Posted:They sound cool maybie I will try to grow one some day. An i'll call it Lady, as in LADY ONE QUESTION!!

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Nate
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

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Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

Total posts: 1530
Posted:well as i said its a sageretia, 8 years old, its leaves have started falling off and the main trunk of it is a bit loose, i got a book out from the library on general bonsai stooof, and it said that this is a bad thing, something to do with the roots......i just really dont want it to die, and im getting more and more paranoid about it. i will try and get some pictures of it and wack them up on here, but if docta or anyone else here can help i would appreciate it ALOT

ooh and i wouldnt mind some info on the japanese red maple aswell
if anyones thinking about buying one, its alot of work and alot of research to be done, but they're soooo worth it, go for it...they're great!

thanks!


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PyroWill
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

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Location: Staines, United Kingdom

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Posted:Can anyone advise me on any kind of chemicals/radioactive particles to add to my bonsai to make it more like Audrey 2

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Gasuyina


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Location: Currently nr Salisbury, but oc...

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Posted:Bonsai are so much fun but yeah they are alot of work. you can buy older ones but obvoiusly they are more expensive. if the leaves are trning colour before the fall off, it's a mineral deficiency: try "blood fish and bone meal" very dilute.

uhmm... thy radiocativity for that traditional Audrey 2 look: plutonium is also popular, and easier to get hold of.. you know, go to iraq, there's obviously huge amounts there.


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Docta
GOLD Member since Oct 2005

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Location: Brisbane, Australia

Total posts: 81
Posted:Written by: M-O-M

i got a book out from the library on general bonsai stooof, and it said that this is a bad thing, something to do with the roots......i just really dont want it to die, and im getting more and more paranoid about it.
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Sounds like it could be Phytophthora - it's a fungus that attacks the roots. Here in Brisbane there's products like Banrot and Fongarid that'll help to control root rot. These are only trade names, so unless you're here in Australia, there may be a differnet product with a different trade name that'll control the same problem. Products with the following active constituents (which can be found somewhere on the front label of the product) should help control root rot :- furalaxyl, etridiazole, thiophanate-methyl + etridiazole.


I hope this dosen't confuse you too much. Read the labels before you use in on your plants. Also if you've got a good garden centre near you, they should have staff that are more than willing to point you in the right direction, and if they know their stuff they should put you right on track.

Hope that helps

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