A First Attempt…

Today I decided to have a go at one of the most interesting parts of caring for my very first bonsai tree. Pruning! It was a little daunting being my first attempt, but I picked up my pruning scissors and delicately snipped off a bit here and a bit there, trying to capture the shape... Continue Reading →

The Basics…?

In the image above we have a few essentials. I took a trip to a couple of garden centres in my area looking for the tools I need for the up keep of my Chinese elm. To my surprise both stores, which were quiet large, sold bonsai trees but failed to have the tools I... Continue Reading →

The Adventure Starts Here…

I first fell in love with bonsai trees as a young child watching my granddad in his garden tending to his ‘crops’. The passion for these beautiful trees reignited when I took a walk around the local market in my home town. An array of splendid, colourful trees lay before me on one particular stall.... Continue Reading →

So It Begins…

Sooooo...I brought a newbie 'grow your own' Bonsai kit, available on websites such as amazon, to try my hand at growing my own little, beautiful Bonsai tree. In the kit I was provided with five packets of seeds like the one shown in the image above. With that I decided to try my hand at... Continue Reading →

Only Time Will Tell…

Here we are 24 hours later and onto the next step. The little instruction booklet stated to submerge the 'soil' it provided into water to allow it to expand. Once this process has happened squeeze out the excess water from the soil and then place the soil into one of the small pots provided. Next. Collect... Continue Reading →

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