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Gerald Randall comment on the photo Hi guys, here is my very first root over rock bonsai. I did it last weekend and still looking strong. Hoping it will survive.
Hi guys, here is my very first root over rock bonsai. I did it last weekend and still looking strong. Hoping it will survive.21 hours 36 minutes agoGerald Randall Theo, did you plant the tree and rock underground for a couple of seasons before you potted it? The composition is good, but it notice that some of the roots are not touching the rock. I did two ficus root over rock, which I have growing into the rock in two large plastic containers for a season. I will remove from the plastic containers in November and then decide if they are ready for a bonsai container. I may first place them in a smaller plastic container for another season, while I work on the branches, before I transfer to a bonsai container. I could not see what geographic area you live in, so I can't gauge if it is the correct time for your geographic area to do this type of work on this species.2 hours 35 minutes agoNow is a good time to be feeding your trees so that in spring they have the energy to push all the new growth. Why not try BonsaiBoost on some of your trees, feedback from users of this organic fertilizer has only been positive. You can read more about it and purchase here: www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/142761900/…1 week ago2 weeks agoTerry Erasmus Hello and welcome Carel! Very nice tree, was it originally collected? I ask as the style of it is definitely not something which I think comes from a nursery bag tree as the ones I have always seen tend to be of the straight up type? As an artist are you inspired by the likes of Robert Steven?1 week agoThis trees is sort of one of my 'pride and joy' trees. I suppose it is because it is a tree which I have grown up from a seedling - field growing it for a number of years now. Lifting it every...2 weeks agoThis is another album showing the development of another of this species which I have grown for some years now in the ground from seed, and have not finally planted into a pot.2 weeks agoThis is the 2nd Japanese Red Pine which I purchased from Gail at Bishopsford Bonsai Nursery. I bought it in 2008. This album follows its progression.2 weeks agoTerry Erasmus That's right Brett. Springs candles are a result of last autumns feeding. So feeding heavily in spring is intended to create food reserves for the next flush of candles you encourage by cutting off the spring candles and hopefully result in back budding. However after cutting as you say you must remove all food as you will simply encourage large needles again. When the new needles have hardened off then you need to feed again, so around late autumn.2 months agoThis root over rock planting was started from 2 trees which I combined and planted onto a rock which I collected. It has now been in the ground for I think 2 or 3 years. I believe it has developed...This tree was started off as several individual trees which were securely tied together with cable tie and then allowed to fuse over a couple years. It was planted in the ground during this time to...This tree started out as bag stock, cannot remember from where. I probably got it in around 2008 or so and planted it into the ground. After developing it for some time in the field I lifted it in...Bonsai Boost is available again. Newly improved packaging and the fertilizer pouches are now filled with 12g material so it is easier to use on shohin trees. You can read more and purchase here: www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/142761900/…I spend the WHOLE week in JHB/PTA next week. I have already made arrangements to spend some time with some growers in the area. Hope to get my hoard of aluminium wiring and pots through OR Thambo on the way back. Enjoy your prep for the repotting season. Just bought 18 pots which should arrive soon. Still a couple of pots short.2 weeks agoI was fortunate this week to be in CT and popped in to Rudi for a visit. Always an experience to chat with Rudi. He was in great form and was nice enough to let me take a Japanese Literati pot off his hands for what I consider a steel, or a gift, depends how you view it. Thank you Rudi.
As I said to him, it is inspirational to walk through his nursery. Such a quality experience.2 weeks agoI generally do not do this. I spend a lot of time away from my trees because I must. However, when I am able, I do spend time with my trees and very importantly, get involved in "Bonsai Tree". I must be the least busy person, as I only see a select number of people posting in Bonsai Tree. It would be great to see everything from rooted cuttings to mature trees. We all want to learn, so it would be great to see every member of the site to send in pictures and get involved in the conversations2 weeks agoHi Guys
Has everyone here seeen the latest post from Adam Levigne about Portolucaria Afra. Seems like all the big name Bonsai artists all over the world also like our indigenous Jade trees.
Regards Wolfgang2 weeks ago