Grow Your Own Bonsai

Bonsai from Seed

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 …

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Repotting a Bonsai

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. …

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Giving nature a helping hand!

Last year after years of wishing and saving I bought what most gardeners wish for, a ‘Greenhouse’.   When I lived in Kimmage, Dublin, our humble capital. I lived in a terraced house with a backyard that was challenging to grow anything in, well almost anything. The shade loving plants …

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Training a Bonsai from seed

Have you ever considered training a Bonsai from seed and putting your own style to a tree. It’s not that difficult and it is a great way of developing a collection at a lower cost and most importantly if you are starting out, you don’t experiment with expensive trees. The …

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