Bonsai Development

Here we give you advice and examples on how to care for and develop your bonsai
Pound Shop Material to Bonsai

Not all bonsai needs to be expensive. My introduction to bonsai was when I bought cheap £10 bonsai from a Christmas fair. It died! The next Christmas I bought a Christmas tree from the Pound Shop. I decided to see if I could make it into a bonsai.

Above is the Pound Shop Christmas Tree, December 2016

The roots were trimmed, the branches wired and the tree was transplanted into a bonsai pot.

August 2017. I was still learning how to wire a tree and you can see I was not very good or neat, but it was my first attempt. I joined NBS and began to learn from the other members about the correct way to wire.

July 2018. More wire, tighter bends in the branches trying to create a windswept design.​ At least the tree was still alive.

May 2018. Spring needles appearing.

December 2018. I entered my tree into the NBS Christmas themed monthly competition complete with miniature lights. It didn't win of course, but I like my first attempt at creating a bonsai from the Pound Shop.

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