I was planning on buying a couple of large grow boxes for some trees to thicken trunks for 5 -10 years. What type of soil should I use? Regular well-draining bonsai soil fitting to the species? Or something more organic like one would find if you just planted the trees in the...
I bought a ficus carica (around a foot and a half tall) from the garden center.
I want to turn it into a bonsai! :D
My understanding is that I should keep it in a nursery pot for a while so I can thicken the trunk, then replant it in a training pot.
What is the best way to go about...
I'm new here and new to bonsai.
I live in the UK and got interested when I was looking for plants to enhance the look of my Koi pond.
A few years ago I read an article about creating a bonsai tree in ten easy steps and I basically hacked up a perfectly good conifer I had in a small...