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Árvores para venda / Trees for sale


Juniperus Sabina “Ryuhyou”
Years on pot: 5 years
Last Repot: March 2014*
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Juniperus Sabina “The tall one”
Years on pot: 5 years
Last Repot: March 2013



Juniperus Sabina “Shiryo”
Years on pot: 5 years
Last Repot: March 2014*
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*Tanto a Ryuhyou como a Shiryo foram recentamente transplantadas, desta forma só após ter boa respostas da árvores é que as mesmas estarão disponíveis. / Both Ryuhyou and Shiryo were recently repotted, so only after they respond well will they be available.

Para mais informações sobre as árvores por favor contactem-me por e-mail / For more info on the trees please contact me by e-mail

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Saruyama Wisdom

Bonsai Eejit

Mr Warren has let me share these words of wisdom here, what a gent 🙂

I would hope that by the end of the last post you realised that it was actually a bit of an April Fools inspired post. There is no benefit to placing your fertiliser on your trees in a clockwise fashion from the back, under a full moon with underpants on your head. Glad to see some people came up with some suitable suggestions though. In actual fact putting dead fish on your trees is a great fertiliser, but very smelly.

There is a lot of nonsense out there about fertilising trees and not a lot of application of common sense. There is no one size fits all method, scheme or single product that does everything. What is suitable for John A in his garden with his soil is not suitable for John B in his…

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Muck Spreading – Originally posted by Peter Warren

One of the things that spring requires us to consider is the fertilising of our trees. One of the most important jobs for us to do in terms of both styling and the health of the tree. We must consider many things when doing so, not only the species, but the age, stage of development and objectives for the year.

On my travels around the bonsai-sphere I hear so many tales of this super wonder fertiiser that works amazingly and all these complicated feeding regimes with a little bit of foliar feed on tuesday and then low nitrogen in any month ending in -ber… Most of this is just simply a load of nonsense to make us feel like we are in control when actually the one size scatter gun approach is completely out of control. So as this is the season, here are a few tips to help with spreading the proverbial…

Use only organic fertilisers. Healthy trees need a healthy soil biology that will be promoted by organic fertilisers and destroyed by aggressive chemical feeding.

Consider the stage of development for your trees, not all maples need fertilising early on in the season. Ramified trees will soon get out of shape if you push them with your super grow formula. That is just common sense…

Always place your fertiliser cakes on the pot starting at the back, working in a clockwise manner. This is absolutely essential unless you are left handed when it is permitted, but not advised, to go anti clockwise.

Flowering trees will often be very tired after the blossoms have finished. I always find that giving them a cup of compost tea and some cakes afterwards tends to help get over the shock.

Liquid fertiliser is best applied in the morning, unless it was applied the night before in which case either will be suitable. As long as it was done on the correct day.

Junipers and azaleas prefer their fertiliser cut up into smaller pieces for easier digestion as they have fine roots. It is also better to give them solids only after weaning them off a liquid diet early in their development.

Unfortunately I missed the best opportunity to fertilise my trees earlier in the month and must now wait for April 15th and the next full moon for maximum efficiency of fertiiser uptake. If the correct cycle is observed, then there will be an estimated efficiency improvement of approximately 43.2%*

For maximum spreading efficiency however…

*Actual results may vary, no responsibility is taken for the accuracy of the information provided here.