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Bonsai knowledge for beginners

orme de chine en poterie demi-lune

Over the past 25 years of running the Bonsai Shop in Dublin, I have come across many questions from beginners. The following is a selection of some of them with answers. How do you take care of them? The most important thing is watering. Bonsai need more watering than an …

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Great Bonsai, part one

Japanese_White_Pine

Bonsai that mysterious tree that has intrigued and inspired many great artists has been around for many centuries. One great example is a famous tree known as the  ‘Hiroshima Survivor’, a 400 year old Japanese White Pine (Pinus parviflora ‘Miyajima’) that survived the bombing of Hiroshima by the infamous bomber …

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The Blushing Bride Protea

The Protea family (Proteaceae) includes a wide range of ground covers, trees and shrubs that often make superb garden plants. While some of the species are frost-tender, they are in all other respects remarkably resilient plants that often thrive in situations where others would rapidly succumb. Poor soils and hot …

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