Paul Masterson

Paul Masterson

Paul is the owner of Bonsai.ie. The Bonsai.ie web site has been live now for over 4 years and aims to promote bonsai and Japanese gardening in a light writing relaxing way.

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Pop Bonsai, a new style.

Pop Bonsai, a new style.

| August 30, 2009 | 2 Comments

Recently I came across a great book, which gave details of new freelance style of Bonsai called ‘Pop Bonsai‘. Pop Bonsai involves training a seedling by trimming its branches and leaves, and wiring the trunk and branches to bend them into almost any style as you would with traditional Bonsai. The difference is the presentation […]

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Bonsai from Seed

Bonsai from Seed

| August 6, 2009 | 7 Comments

A quick article on growing a Bonsai from Seed Tree Seeds First thing you need to do is select your tree seed. Beginners should try and collect seed from local grown trees before trying challenging native and non-native species. These trees would be used to the locate climate. The easiest to grow is Horse Chestnut. […]

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Repotting a Bonsai

Repotting a Bonsai

| August 5, 2009 | 3 Comments

Repotting is not optional when growing bonsai. Why? Because after growing in the same pot for some time, the tree will become pot bound. This means there is no room for new roots to grow and the plant will have a hard time getting the nutrients it needs to survive. To be a successful bonsai […]

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little bonsai and little seeds!

little bonsai and little seeds!

| June 3, 2009 | 4 Comments

Every couple of months I buy a selection of trees seeds to train as Indoor and Outdoor Bonsai. These tree seeds are not specifically Bonsai tree seeds but tree seeds that can be grown and eventually trained as Bonsai.

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Buttercups and Bonsai…

Buttercups and Bonsai…

| May 23, 2009 | 4 Comments

I had an early morning walk this morning (9am is early to me) and noticed that this year must be the year of the Buttercup. Every year I watch the cycle of the weed invasion on the percolation area. Last year it was the Thistle and the nitrogen fixing Gorse the year before that.

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Nature’s watering can!

Nature’s watering can!

| May 18, 2009 | 4 Comments

It’s great that ‘Natures Watering Can’ helps to make life much easier, especially when the number of tree’s and plant’s outnumber’s the amount of trips you really need to take after a tiring weekend.

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