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One and only Bonsai.....Abies Koreana


One and only Bonsai.....Abies Koreana

Seeing Karens reminded me to take a look at ours, I will trim the roots again this year, and might treat it to a new pot....still waiting for those blue cones!!



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It's good fun HB....you can often buy suitable specimens on eBay.....

11 Apr, 2016

amy
Amy
 

Its a good specimen how old is it Angela ? I have a couple of horse chestnuts picked up on a walk by our two children we Bonsia'd them they must be 45 years old ...

11 Apr, 2016

 

Looking Good DD. We have about a dozen Bonsai. Two of them must be 40 years old. Gerry cuts the roots back every few years and we prune some growth from them every year.

12 Apr, 2016

 

Looks good! I'd love to grow my own Bonsai but the first time I ever tried I had to leave it behind when I went to Spain in 1972. :-(( It was a Horse Chestnut tree 2 or 3 years old.

Fast forward more then 35 years & my daughter bought me a couple of Bonsai already formed on a couple of occasions for my birthdays.

Unfortunately I was unable to conserve them alive for more than a couple of years at most. Last year I told my daughter it would be best if she didn't buy me any more Bonsai. They are very expensive & she isn't in a situation to spend a lot of money on a special gift for me. I feel even worse about it not being able to keep them alive for more than a year or two.

17 Apr, 2016

 

We grew our two pines that are really old now, into Bonsai from seed. The main thing is to transfer them from a very small pot, (egg pot size) into bigger ones as they age and also cut the roots back every two years and prune them into shape as you go. There is a feed to feed them with and as you say, in the winter months give them some protection from the frost. Also make sure they get watered without making them overwatered. In the summer they need extra watering as they dry out quickly.

18 Apr, 2016

 

Hasnt it got a great thick trunk? Looks very good!

18 Apr, 2016

 

Lindak this is really the only decent one, we have tried doing it with other trees, but it has never worked, will pot this one on to a larger pot, you must put some photos on of your very old ones please.
HB this was from a seed, must be well over 30 years old now, so it should have some cones!!
Balcony, what a shame to lose all your plants, as you say they are so expensive....
Thanks K we had several self-setters but, this one had a twisted trunk, which made it more interesting....

19 Apr, 2016

 

Looks very special.

19 Apr, 2016

 

Thanks !!

19 Apr, 2016

 

I'll take some photos later DD

20 Apr, 2016

 

Just put some photos on my blog for you DD

20 Apr, 2016



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