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Repotted this Japanese Red Pine yesterday for display at the Cape Bonsai Kai club meet. I think it came out very nice http://t.co/xWW0uDbnFT

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  • Jaco Kriek comment on the photo IMG_0835
    Great result Brett, I like! How did you cut the rocks flat at the bottom?
  • Gerald Randall comment on the photo IMG_0835
    International standards. One of the best I have seen. Great work Gary.
  • Gary Howes comment on the photo IMG_0835
    Brett fantastic job really looks great. well done.
  • John uploaded a new avatar
    20 hours 23 minutes ago
  • Brett Simon comment on the photo IMG_0835
    Hey Terry.. Thanks, really turned out how i wanted it... This is the second time i planted it up.. The first done a year ago just was not working for me.. I also had no rock work ect.
    At the moment...
  • Brett Simon comment on the photo IMG_0851
    Thanks Terry. Yes that is the big question.. will it fuse..!!!!
    Does not look bad even if it does not.. Got them to fit very snug on a fold line..
  • Terry Erasmus comment on the photo IMG_0835
    Awesome Brett. Nice step by step pics and fantastic result. Thanks for posting them. As you say, something like this takes a lot of work to plan, execute and maintain! How are you going to be...
  • Terry Erasmus comment on the photo IMG_0851
    Very nice Brett! Great vision and I look forward to more photos of it and also to see how it fuses.
  • Terry Erasmus shared a video
    Bonsai Wisteria Flowering - time lapse 00:09
    Bonsai Wisteria Flowering - time lapse
    I thought it would be nice to have a time lapse of a wisteria bonsai vine of mine. This is the result. For more about bonsai please visit my website: http://www.bonsaitree.co.za
    View location yesterday
    Brett Simon Cool.. Nice to see
    23 hours 32 minutes ago
  • All my trees are now Bonsai boosted.... Grow baby grow
    yesterday
  • Brett Simon comment on the photo IMG_0851
    The two put together.. Not bad i don't think. It will take a long time for the to fuse.. I used a chisel and hammer to mould the two together. I exposed the cambiums and tried to line them up so...
  • Brett Simon comment on the photo IMG_1568
    The second tree. The one side is dead, due to a huge scar on the trunk.
  • Brett Simon comment on the photo IMG_1566
    Have a couple of 40 something year old J.Maples. I had two that i did not know what to do with.
    Two mates came round and i showed them.. they said lets put them together... Well we did.
  • Brett Simon shared 3 photos in Japanese Maple Twin album
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    What to do with two maples that don't work on there own.. Lets just plant them together.
    View location yesterday
  • Brett Simon comment on the photo IMG_0835
    I decided that after 6 weeks the trees had grown well and it took me 4 hrs to trim the trees to start getting the branching were i want it.. You can only have one large forrest... it takes up lots...
  • Brett Simon comment on the photo IMG_0835
    After two weeks the trees had woken up and started to grow.. The moss i added has taken nicely and is growing into all the small cracks ect.
    I am going to let it grow wild for a month or so. This...
  • Brett Simon comment on the photo IMG_0727
    All the trees added.
  • Brett Simon comment on the photo IMG_0724
    Adding in trees around the main trees.
  • Brett Simon comment on the photo IMG_0722
    The placement of the three main trees..
  • Brett Simon comment on the photo IMG_0721
    With the rocks all glued into place a used muck (clay and peat in this case) to build a wall to hold my soil. The bottom was filled with a large particle stone.
  • Brett Simon comment on the photo IMG_0720
    Moving them around to make sure i was happy. The rocks had been flat cut on the bottom to look as if they were appearing out of the slab. I used a two part epoxy to glue them to the slab once i was...
  • Brett Simon comment on the photo IMG_0719
    I first arranged the rocks loosely on the tray
  • Brett Simon shared 8 photos in Elm Forrest album
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    A forrest that i have always wanted to do. took a few years to grow the trees(thanks Stephen) After the winter bash that Gary Howes did, i was inspired... so here goes!!!!
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  • Having just joined this web site Im very pleased with replys and advice from other members...Great keep up good work guys...
    yesterday
  • John uploaded a new avatar
    2 days ago
  • tryed my hand at styling a Dwarf Juniper "nana" as its the start of Spring..However I think I might have got too ambitious and although its watered every morning and early eve its very brittle and not as green ...has it gone in shock or whats up...any advice...
    2 days ago
    John Hi all....Have taken advice from Gerald and Terry...Thanks ...been a great help...will keep all updated on the Juniper rescue...
    On the other hand my 25yr Chinese Elm is going strong and I have had to snip back some shoots....I really nursed my Trees through Winter and its good to see them coming to life....Getting into Bonsai big time...Roll on Summer...Keep up good work Guys ...Cheers
    2 hours 31 minutes ago
  • how long can raffia stay on a branch of a pine before it starts to hinder the sap flow?
    1 week ago
    Terry Erasmus Hannes, the answer to this will depend on how tight you made the raffia, what part of the tree the raffia is on and how much fertilizer you are giving the tree. I would treat the raffia a bit like wire. If it looks like it is biting in then remove it. If not then leave it. However remember that raffia, like wire, is simply used to create bends. Raffia prevents the cracking of the wood when bending. So once the bend is made and the cracks have had a chance to heal up then the raffia serves no further purpose other than to harbour pests like mealy bug.
    2 days ago
  • I want to do some grafting on a White Pine. I have grown some of the sub branches fairly long and want to graft them onto other branches and possibly the trunk. When is the best time to do this? Can I use both hard and soft wood for the graft? Some of the branches I want to use as the donor are not very mature yet. I want to assure the best results as this is a fairly old White Pine and I may not have a second chance with these grafts.
    2 weeks ago
    Gerald Randall Thnx Brett. I downloaded the clip. I downloaded a cole of others on grafting also. Across the board it seems to be autumn or when the tree is dormant. I will follow that approach.
    5 days ago
  • Terry Erasmus shared a photo in Terry Erasmus's Photos album
    This is not bonsai related but seeing as I am this websites admin I will allow myself a little freedom. Meet Theo David Erasmus, the new addition to the Erasmus family.
    This is not bonsai related but seeing as I am this websites admin I will allow myself a little freedom. Meet Theo David Erasmus, the new addition to the Erasmus family.
    2 weeks ago
    Terry Erasmus Thanks Kobus and Sulaiman
    2 weeks ago
  • Hey Terry

    First of all congratulations on the birth of your child...
    The fast draining mix has done the same for my olives that were collected last year. Amazing to see the growth. The bonsai...
  • Terry Erasmus shared a photo in Terry Erasmus's Photos album
    Hi Kobus, this is one of the trees but they all look like this.
    Hi Kobus, this is one of the trees but they all look like this.
    2 weeks ago
  • Very nice flowers!
  • Ha ha Sulaiman, do you eat a lot of Nando's sauce? Very nice stock tree, when you gonna style it ;)
  • A small bottle of Nando's for size
  • Sulaiman Galant shared 2 photos in Sulaiman Galant's Photos album
    Pomegranate- 40+ yrs old
    Azalea - Red big Flowers 50-70mm
    2 weeks ago

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