Posts categorised: General Interest

Sexual expression of bonsai trees

The sexual expression of flowering plants is an interesting one, and often I am caught referring to a tree as a him or her and in some cases this is correct as there are distinct male and female trees for some species but also there are a few variations to consider.

Bonsai tree tropisms

A few explanations for why trees grow the way they do… and how this can be good to know when developing your bonsai tree’s…

Heathrow Bonsai Show 2013

  Demonstrations by one of the UK’s Top Bonsai Artists —- Graham Potter At The Barn, High Street, Harlington, Middlesex. UB3 5ER Slide shows and Traders…………….Refreshments are available.        Entrance = Adults – £2. OAP/Children  – £1

Bonsai tree physiology

There are three main components to tree physiology and they are the roots, the trunk and the crown and here is a brief guide in the context of bonsai trees which are only a scaled down version of a regular tree. Any tree or shrub or plant can be used for bonsai but some work… Read more »

Beginners guide to buying a bonsai tree

So you want to keep a bonsai tree, you are not alone in this and may be you have even had one before but it died as is common to hear however it probably wasn’t your fault so here is a simple guide to starting out for the first time or having a second go.

Wistman’s Woods

For any non-believers in magic, a trip to Whistman’s Woods in Dartmoor is well worth the journey. The majority of this copse comprises of twisted ancient oak trees on granite boulders, shrouded by carpets of mosses and protected from grazing animals. The trees themselves don’t grow any higher than six metres,