Hornbeam No.11 progression

Les Lonsdale

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Good info thanks. The distinction I was not making, was between yamadori and container grown. I can understand now that collected trees come from an entirerly different place and ecosystem, so to hose them would be wiping away good material they have built up over years..
For potted though, I’m going to guess it’s ok to hose, in that case..

I hope the car litter I use doesn’t act too much akadama in that it hurts to the tree after 2-3 years.. although the substrate/litter has been tested and recommended. Plus after 2-3 years I’d be looking to repot any way.
The cat litter available in SE USA crumbles into dust within days if left wet. Do you have access to a type that stays intact for years?? We use turface or oil-dry which will not decompose even after 3 -5 yrs.
 

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The cat litter available in SE USA crumbles into dust within days if left wet. Do you have access to a type that stays intact for years?? We use turface or oil-dry which will not decompose even after 3 -5 yrs.
we used to have Tesco branded litter but they ended that. I now use Kaizen Bonsai website, an Bonsai website which sells a lot, for the uk. They have many types of substrate and I buy from there now. More expensive but not much choice.
 

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we used to have Tesco branded litter but they ended that. I now use Kaizen Bonsai website, an Bonsai website which sells a lot, for the uk. They have many types of substrate and I buy from there now. More expensive but not much choice.
Try Sanicat pink at pets at home mate, £12 for 30L. Also, they have another own brand non clumping clay litter as well. It’s something like 6quid for 20 litres so pretty good, but not sure if it is scented or not. I can’t find any info on it, so might just have to try it and see.
 

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Try Sanicat pink at pets at home mate, £12 for 30L. Also, they have another own brand non clumping clay litter as well. It’s something like 6quid for 20 litres so pretty good, but not sure if it is scented or not. I can’t find any info on it, so might just have to try it and see.
yeah I tried it but it was more.. sharp flat granules and I found it really crap.
Maybe I chose wrong one or something. I’ve not looked in a while, so I might look again.

ive got a good load of substrate all mixed and ready.. since making it, I’ve now decided I don’t want any bark in it.... so I’ll have to seive it out. Got a lot of repotting this spring!
 

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That Sanicat I didn’t end up using at all, I couldn’t. Not comfortably.
The one I use from Kaizen, I assume it is yes or else they wouldn’t sell it. They are a reputable Bonsai website.
 

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