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I used to be on another forum that just died without explanation.
My first bonsai, an ugly (shop bought) Ficus ginseng was killed by an unusually early severe frost.
I have a few wannabe bonsais:
A year old camelthorn A. erioloba growing in a bucket
A tiny two year old unidentified Acacia (might be prosopis!!!) growing in a roughly "carved" limestone "pot" - it's only about 6cm tall.
A 9 month old Witgat (Boscia albitrunca) seedling in a cut-off 2l cooldrink bottle, very slow growing!yesterdayGerald Randall Roger, welcome to the site. Let us know exactly where you are as you may in fact have bonsai growers close to you. Good idea to get to know others with the same interest. From the sounds of things you may be close to Edzard who is in Oudshoorn, if I have it correct.13 hours 43 minutes ago
Hi im new to this wonderfull forum , and very glad that with all these experienced members im sure il learn alot. Just one quick questiin i live in vryburg and with your experience are their any courier services that will transport bonsaisnif ibhave to buy anywhere in the country. Vryburg is limited with nurseries and people who do bonsais i dont think anyone here does bonsais and the local nursery doesnt stock bonsai material trees. Thanx Adeel.yesterdayTerry Erasmus Hello Adeel. I'm sorry but I have no idea what you consider to be cheaper. The trees which I currently have are listed on this page http://www.bonsaitree.co.za/sales-trees
If there is something which appeals to you send me a mail and I will give you a price. I will have more stock again in November though and if you told me what species you are after and your budget then I might be able to offer you something.4 hours 12 minutes ago
If anyone wants a weekend of Bonsai, Oyama is having their annual birthday bash tomorrow and Sunday at Bishopsford Bonsai. Contact Brett on 082-9251339 for more information.4 days ago
Were can I get Japanese Black Pine seeds?4 days ago
View location 4 days agoGerald Randall Further to the comments about Stone Lantern, I spoke to Stephen over the weekend and apparently his mid year sale is coming up near the end of August. He has not yet made a final decision on what he will be lifting this year. I will certainly be there again this year.5 days agoThis was the highlight of my purchases this year in Japan. This Japanese Black Pine is densely ramified and has an awesome trunk. Its the biggest tree I have ever imported from Japan, but it was...View location less than a minute agoIf your elms look like this then you need to get repotting! It has begun.... endless nights of mixing soil and trimming roots.less than a minute agoTerry Erasmus Gerald its always interesting to see the different trees which begin first in the different areas across the W.Cape. You should remove the leaves from your maples and not allow them to just drop off of their own.
I am currently using a mixture of LECA and peat, in a 60:40 ration depending on the species. Both of these ingredients can be purchased in bulk from me. I have seen much better root development using this mix than using so called traditional mixes. Of course I am also using BonsaiBoost which is an ideal accompaniement as this mix is very fast draining: http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/152289186/BonsaiBoost_Bonsai_Organic_Fertilizer.htmlyesterday1 week agoTerry Erasmus Another rough styling of a pine. This was the first wiring I did on this pine and the goal was simply to get the branches roughly into position. I will continue to feed this tree a lot of BonsaiBoost during the coming growing season. The branches all need to thicken up quite a bit.1 week agoBrett Simon comment on the photo Here's another weekend project of mine. A Japanese red pine which I styled as my very first Bunjin. The needles are perhaps a little too short, I think it needs to be decandled a little earlier than I did it this year ie. early January.Here's another weekend project of mine. A Japanese red pine which I styled as my very first Bunjin. The needles are perhaps a little too short, I think it needs to be decandled a little earlier than I did it this year ie. early January.2 weeks agoTerry Erasmus Sorry Brett, forgot to mention something about the size of pine needles. In Japan they decandle the largest pines first and the shohin's last. This makes sense as the largest pines would look ridiculous with needle lengths more appropriate for shohin trees2 weeks agoThis tree was purchased from Andre Krige of Pygmy Bonsai in George, in March 2012. It was clearly in good health with lots of new candles and the needles all a healthy green. Field grown for 5...2 weeks agoTerry Erasmus This was the first time I worked on this tree. It got a rough styling now as the upper portion of the trunk and the branches are still too thin so I will use all the growth to help thicken. I plan to do some grafting when the new candles are beginning to extend to fill in some of the naked areas.2 weeks agoOne of my weekend products. Acacia Burkei root over rock.2 weeks agoTerry Erasmus Interesting idea Edzard. I don't think I've ever seen a root over rock acacia before. Do their roots not mind being exposed....not that I think that they should or anything. Do the roots also develop flaking bark over time? Oh and by the way thanks for sharing your weekend project with us :)2 weeks ago