A successful root graft on a trident maple. Never stop working on your nebari, it pays off. http://t.co/inaZ2YtVLy
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Hallo Terry,ek het gelees dat cat litter ook kan gebruik word soos akadama.Het jy al getry en wat dink jy?Wat gebruik jy als vir jou pines se grond mengsels en hoeveel van wat?17 hours 53 minutes ago
A new bonsai club has just been formed to serve interested individuals in the Secunda area. Chris van de Vyver at Secunda Bonsai Kai can be contacted on 074 571 3318 or [email protected]
Best of luck guys with the club and be sure to join up with SABA so you can enjoy the benefits this affiliation will offer.19 hours 34 minutes ago
yesterdayTerry Erasmus comment on the photo Before any work was started. Owner Brian Young - Wild OliveI bought this elm as a very young tree from Rudi about 8 years ago. After planting it in the ground for a number of years, lifting it and pruning every couple years I decided to lift it and start...View location 2 days agoTerry Erasmus I can quite imagine that your trees will grow very well with water from your koi pond! There is a lot of nutrients in that water as you point out. I would be a little cautious of allowing ficus to grow too long in the ground without cutting the roots as they will take hold pretty quick in my opinion.4 months agoGary Howes comment on the photo Before any work was started. Owner Brian Young - Wild OliveHi, I’m a novise bonsai collector and would really like to grow a tree from seed.
The only success sofar being a Corral Tree (Erythrina lysistemon) and an Acacia sieberiana (Papierbasdoring) both from seeds germinated in a saucer on my windowsill.
There are many theories out there ranging from soaking seeds in water overnight, to storing them in the freezer to simulate the change in season. I’ve tried both methods with no success, what would you recommend?less than a minute agoGerald Randall Jaco, I agree with Terry. Growing from seed is very fulfilling, but as the primary source of your stock it is a long road. Species which are easy to grow from seed are elms, Celtis and acacia. Make sure you collect fresh seed. I have not had great success by buying my seed. Collecting seedlings or growing my own from collected seed has been more reliable sources of seedlings. Also do not be afraid to make cuttings and airlayers. Also, not short term solutions, but faster than seedlings generally. If you are to grow from seed, make sure you have the right equipment and process. I have this year set up two greenhouses for cuttings and seed germination. The correct preparation of the seed and the correct growing medium does also make a significant difference. If you want to grow any of the above species I mention and you require further guidance send me a message and I will give you some further pointers.4 days agoHallo Terry,ek het so 4mnde terug n Jerusalem pine uitgehaal by n vriend.Tans staan hy net doodstil sien amper niks nuwe groei nie.Ek het vandag geloer na sy wortels en gesien daars n paar wat vrot.Ek het hom toe in n meer free draining soil oorgeplant maar daar was ook wit nuwe wortels wat begin groei.Moet ek hom n bietjie super strive gee of moet ek maar net meer geduldig wees en seker maak hy kry nie teveel water nie?1 week agoTerry Erasmus Evergreens will often take time before they show evidence of an event which occured several weeks ago. That you are not seeing any new growth does not surprise me. Just keep it alive is the main thing for now. Using some superthrive or disprin or something which will help the tree to cope with the stress is a very good idea. A very fast draining mix, high in Leca or something similar will work very well on collected trees. The roots will be afforded lots of oxygen and the development of new roots will thus be promoted.less than a minute agoThis is a Ficus Natalensis ( I think ) which I started around 2008 ( I think ) from a cutting. It is far from a good bonsai but I itched and planted it into a bonsai pot in spring this year. It has...1 week agoJaco Kriek Hi Terry, thanks for the comments. I totally agree with you regarding the styling. It is far from a 'bonsai' and does not even deserve a bonai pot yet. I will cut the branch back (actually the whole tree) and force growth closer to the trunk. I have defoliated the tree (except for the very smallest leaves) to see if the serrated leaves will grow again. I hope so as I like them.Hopefully there will be even more???less than a minute ago2 weeks ago