Why the correct bonsai pot is important

Originally posted on Bonsai & Yamadori from Tony Tickle:
We have so many great bonsai potters in Europe my particular favourite being Gordon Duffett. The tradition of craft pottery in the UK is particularly strong so it is no surprise that here in the UK we have such a wealth of talent that we can tap into… here is the rub! We spend years on… Continue reading Why the correct bonsai pot is important

After two seasons Yamadori thrive due to patience

Originally posted on Bonsai & Yamadori from Tony Tickle:
I sell a lot of native European Yamadori all of the trees are very old and of the best quality, trees that I would have in my own collection. I select trees on the hill that I believe will make great bonsai and leave those that have no or little potential. With every tree except pine… Continue reading After two seasons Yamadori thrive due to patience

How to secure a Tall literati tree in a shallow pot.

Originally posted on Bonsai & Yamadori from Tony Tickle:
This is an article I first posted on IBC in 2010, worth a look. The tree is no longer in my personal collection. This is a Prunus Spinosa that I collected on my 50th Birthday… it’s called ‘Fifty’ and it has been in this pot for 2 years. This Beautiful Duffett pot was fine to ‘bring… Continue reading How to secure a Tall literati tree in a shallow pot.

Dare I call it a ginseng ficus? What does that mean anyway?

Originally posted on Adam's Art and Bonsai Blog:
My work area is getting worn out. Like my soul. The black background is really taking a beating, with me breakdancing on it and all. The headspins, windmills and backspins are taking their toll. And the stainless steel bench….smh. Sorry Dave. The rust is from me leaving organic fertilizer granules on it overnight. It’s a good… Continue reading Dare I call it a ginseng ficus? What does that mean anyway?

So, you’ve recently purchased a “mallsai…..

Originally posted on Adam's Art and Bonsai Blog:
Perhaps you’ve had an interest in bonsai for a while now and you’ve finally given in to the urge and bought yourself a “bonsai” (or maybe you’ve received a gift) and now you’ve gone on the Internet and started doing research to keep it alive and suddenly, you find that you haven’t actually purchased a “bonsai”… Continue reading So, you’ve recently purchased a “mallsai…..