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same rosemary on 18/04. it already looks bad. leaves are browning. a bad sign....
anyone with some advice? i hope it isnt already to late.I am posting two picks of my rosemary. I need some help. i bought this plant on 29/03, pruned it as is in pic. added a little wiring just to try and bend those two branches down a bit. placed it with all my other bonsai and left it to start growing a bit.but I have never had any luck with rosemary, they just die on me. even if i just leave them as is...........Thanks Terry for your insightful and thoughful presentation on pines last night. I learnt quite a bit.2 days agoKyle macaskill Yes thankyou for the invite , the talk was informative and interesting, its got me saving for my first pine , and a good way of convincing people that its the pine tree from where bonsai forms originate , thankyou once again for a great evening , and thankyou for sharing your knowledge to all of us , kyleyesterdayHey guys. Need some URGENT help. Two bonsai pots of mine were stolen and the trees were tossed in the bin today. Im assuming the garden service is to blame. Anyway I have tried to save the trees. One was a 6 year old Scotia. And the other was a group of baobab seedlings roughly 5 months old. There is no signs of the leaves wilting or drying out. But the roots look like they took a bit of a beating. I rinsed of the tree and seedlings to remove any crap that was inside the dustbin. Re potted...4 days agoThis is one of the scars I was referring to. Covered with cling wrap and I took this photo (looking at the date stamp) about 6 days after the cut was made and the cut was closed with cling wrap. A few weeks later and it has closed even more. However, winter is approaching and I've removed the cling wrap some time back, so it is slowing down tremendously.less than a minute agoGerald Randall Yip, I looked at it today, it is probably about twice that now, but the leaves are almost all off the tree, so activity is very low. The green has hardened and gone brown. I thought I would have more time to clean up the cut, but it is closing fast. I'll clean it up in spring.6 days agoCan anyone identify this tree / bush?less than a minute agoI've, just read someone questioning using charcoal in bonsai use. I noticed a dominance in "agree" answered. I am scheptical.. Mainly due to the use of glue and chemicals. What are your thoughts.less than a minute agoKyle macaskill Hi, I did read this article about charcoal for bonsai , jst cant remember where , but only for certain trees , such as ficus and certain conifers , as the charcoal, as terry stated , reduces acidity in the soil, I have used charcoal pellets from a pet shop and mixed about a cup to 1kg of bonsai soil mix for my wild figs That I rescued from my aunt , they seem to be doing extremely well, I heard That charcoal also helps to controll certain bacteria in the soil Tha may effect the root systems of young seedlings prone to root rot . On the other hand to increase acidity for certain plants mixing ground tea leaves into the soil helps as it releases tannic acid into the soil.4 days agoIs anyone aware that some species of acacia in South Africa have been re classified Senigalia. Basically all the monkey thorns. Eg galphinni, burkei1 week agohi terry, i know it is very late in the season but like to plan ahead . i have been going through some of your very first posts, and have noticed that you have done full defoliation on several deciduous trees such as wild olive and ficus nat. does this not effect the plant in any way? i know it helps produce smaller leaves in plants such as maple , does it have effect? and when is the best time to do it on deciduous trees. regards kyle2 weeks agoTerry Erasmus Defoliation on its own will not produce back budding, it must be accompanied with pruning. Ficus definately, acacia responds great, but I am not sure about the others like the boerboon is it's actually a creeper if I am correct. However I think pretty much anything aside from evergreens will respond well to defoliation.6 days agoKyle macaskill uploaded a new avatar2 weeks agohi terry , got some of your bonsai boost packs from the show , testing them out now on some of my plants, i just have a question, does it only come in one size tea bag/sachet ? as i find them a bit large for my mame and shohin bonsai as it covers almost half the pot. would you suggest opening the bag and reducing the content, or putting the content of the sachet directly on to the soil ? regards kyle2 weeks agoTerry Erasmus Kyle, thanks for purchasing some BonsaiBoost. I'm sure you will be happy with the results. It only comes in one size. I guess I can understand that it might bother you with this sachet which in proportion to the tree is large, but it works. It does not bother me, or others for that matter as its functional and not aesthetic. When you want to show or exhibit the tree in your house or oelsewhere, you can quickly remove it. You can however tear open the sachet if you like and sprinkle the contents. The problem with this is that if the space around the tree is very little, and the water spray from your watering device is a little too hard, it will simply wash the fertilizer away.2 weeks 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 agoTerry Erasmus I did quite a number of approach grafts last this spring. Unfortunately the tree did not grow well at all this past season, I. Elieve it was in too much sun, and so only 1 of the grafts took. This was a very poor success rate and I will try again next season. For now I left the scions nice and long. I will perhaps thread graft with some of them instead of approach grafts. I have had good success with that method on Celtis. In case you are wondering, I did a final prune now just as the leaves were changing colour. Pruning at this point will not stimulate new growth but will prepare the tree for spring. I did not wire either as the spring sap flow is generally so vigorous that any wire will bite in deeply within 2 weeks.2 weeks ago