Ficus Microcarpa.

Just a few tree’s to share with you all.

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Macro Microcarpa.

Morning all, just been watering my wee tree’s and thought I’d upload a few macro shots of these amazing little plants.

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Parcel Farse my Royal Mail Hell.

Hello all, it’s been a while since my last blog so I thought I’d check in. Hope your well? I’ve had a quite upsetting week hence the title of this post so I hope your sitting comfortably as the rant is about to begin………

After counting up my collection of Bonsai Trees I decided that 16 was a little too many and with a baby on the way I thought I’d would be a good idea to sell a few. Logging onto e bay I listed a handful of them and watched the bids come in, once they had finished I carefully boxed them up with plenty of bubble wrap and love and dropped them off at the nearest post office.

After the lady had weighed them in and mugged me of all my money I left confident that the packages would be treated with as much care as I have given them, NOT A CHANCE!!!

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I’m not quite sure what they were doing with either package but the trees were obliterated. I ended up giving the buyer a full refund for both trees so I’m now around £80 out of pocket!!

Bargains Galore (again).

I mentioned in one of my other posts that I’m not a Big fan of working Sundays, well after having yesterday off I was in today which as everyone knows is a Bank Holiday!!! However after popping across to the same “garden centre” let’s just call it BomeHase I picked up three Banyan Fig, one Fukien Tea and one Zelkova all around 10/12 years old for £7.50 each which is a proper bargain.

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If you have one near you I insist you take a visit!!

WeeTreeStudio.

Cupressus Macrocarpa Goldcrest Group.

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Morning all, after being slightly bored yesterday I decided to make use of a shallow ceramic pot that I had lying around and have a go at a group bonsai display. I picked up three Cupressus Macrocarpa Goldcrest trees which all stand around 20cm high (apart from the one in the middle which is slightly heigher) from a well known high street store for £6 which I thought was a bargain. After trimming some of the lower hanging branches and pruning to shape I added some root treatment to them and positioned them within the pot. Adding a special bonsai soil mix I made a mound in the middle to add some perspective and some small stones for effect.

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I was thinking about getting some small bark pieces and adding a meandering path through them maybe, not a bad effort I think for little over £15 and it kept me quiet!!

Scots Pine Bonsai (Mycorrhizal Fungi).

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Just a quick post to show you my Scots pine bonsai, I’ve given the roots a root grow treatment (mycorrhizal fungi) to help the tree take in more goodness and to promote good root growth. It’s the first time I’ve done this so it’s a bit of a trial at the moment, the tree has also been wired to give it a better structure. I’ll keep you all updated on its progress!!

Flowering Cherry Prunus Incisa.

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Flowering cherry bonsai prunus incisa
Prunus is all about blossom. To most people the word also suggests large flowering trees with hungry roots. But there is a neglected group of cherries that are much more workable. Where space is short the Prunus incisa is from the slopes of Japan’s famous volcano and is a better choice than its larger cousin.

Its blossom has come a little early this season although the autumn colour is spectacular and even the leaves are interesting. In Japan this prunus is often potted up for bonsai because its outline of zigzag twiggy branches with neat rough-edged leaves means it looks interesting even while resting between blossom and autumn colour.

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I’ve resisted the urge to put it in a shallow ceramic pot and leave it in a taller pot emphasising its tall slender shape. It’s been wired and shaped to give it a slender reach look helping it show off its colour.