Unwiring Bonsai

Everywhere you look in bonsai magazines and online, there are an abundance of articles teaching…

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Initial shaping of unusual nursery stock

On a recent trip to a nursery I was very taken by this unusual little…

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Akadama: why do we use it outside Japan?

If you read any book on Bonsai and it is not long before you will…

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Ceramic pots – new supplier

I am very excited as I hope to soon announce a new range of bonsai…

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Secret of an oak repot

People have asked why this oak is potted in an unusual way, hanging over the…

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What is the Normal shape for a tree?

I was recently asked to give a talk to a local bonsai club and took…

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Bonsai and mycorrhizal fungi

I am currently reading an excellent book on the subject of mycorrhizal fungi. There is…

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Bonsai should ‘tell a story’

I was lucky enough to receive a copy of Robert Steven’s ‘Mission of Transformation’ for…

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When do trees loose their leaves?

Whilst there is an abundance written online about why trees shut down in autumn and…

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Bonsai pine disease – and some tips to help

In recent years a disease affecting pines has become much more common in the wild…

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