A pine slowly starts to die off, so what is happening here?
Tag: root pruning
Easy does it
Maple, winter hazel and hawthorn are all very easy to grow.
All about roots
Hiroki Miura guides you through the struggles of repotting pines, pruning and cutting their roots
Time for change
Restyling a famous tree into something new is difficult work and an artist must stake their reputation on it
Hinoki from scratch
You can propagate and create bonsai from seed, cuttings and by grafting
When and how to repot
Finding out for yourself the best time to repot deciduous trees isn't easy. Our smart guide to varieties and their cultivars gives you the answers you need.
The not so difficult tree
Satsuki azalea has a chip on its shoulder, saying 'oh, how difficult'.
The challenge to grow bonsai from scratch: Ficus
Talking about the front . . .
Be inspired by Yukio as he makes the most out of material. This time we focus on Yew and Hinoki.
The garden yamadori
Ralf Beckers shows us there is beauty hidden in the chaos of branches
The charm of the very, very small . . .
How to create bonsai from cuttings; the Korean juneberry.
Wake up, Sleeping dragon
Mario Komsta works on a yamadori pine, Pinus sylvestris.
Beginners’ guide to repotting
Early spring is the start of the repotting season. See our guide for what to do and when to do it.
Planted on a plastic tray?
Peter Warren continues with the second major stage of the maple he planted on a plastic tray.
Just a plastic tray
Working with deciduous trees is always a long-term project which needs some clever thinking, too
What’s happening here?
A different approach to air layering with a 'rough edge'
Out of the box
The pine called 'Okou no kyosho' is brought back into shape by Master Kunio Kobayashi
The sleeping tree
How to create bonsai from cuttings, grafting and other methods using interesting and unusual species.
Two Masters, one tree
Transformation of an Ezo Spruce by Urushibata and Fujikawa
The bold cut approach
Growing new bonsai material by layering and a bold cut.
The scent of a bonsai
Developing a giant gardenia into an orthodox informal upright over three years.
Repot, or not?
When we acquire plants or young tree material, we plant them in pots to let them develop further to allow them to adjust to growing conditions at home. But what do we do when we…...
One became two
Martin Nielsen divides a Japanese maple into two new trees Martin describes his work with a Japanese maple where one tree becomes two. It’s a tree with a fine nebari grown from a seed in…...
The virtues of the fast-growing Potentilla
What can autumn in deciduous trees tell you about the health of your bonsai? ‘The hidden life of trees’, a book by Peter Wohlleben, has transformed our views of the way trees work. For Harry…...
Get rid of undesirable features
Masayuki Fujikawa transforms boring material into a semi cascade Masayuki Fujikawa: ‘The tree shown here is too big to be considered a chuhin, but the idea is not to make it a chuhin for the…...
Cold and warm
Using rocks to create a landscape, or as an alternative to a pot. With the guidance of shohin expert, Hiroki Miura (Miura Baijyu-en, Osaka) the Japanese popstar, Ayaka Yamamoto, learns how to create a rock…...
How to create foliage pads on the so popular five needle pine, work on its roots and watering It’s needless to say that five needle pine (Pinus parviflora) is a very popular species for bonsai…....