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root pruning

Step by Step

SEKI-JOJU

Jerome Kellerhals guides you step by step through the styles of bonsai. This time he creates a root over rock, or Seki-Joju...


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Air layering

Repairing a damaged maple

When leaf pruning a trident maple, mistakes and faults can become more noticeable. A comeback is planned as we go back to square one.


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Step by Step

Easy does it

Maple, winter hazel and hawthorn are all very easy to grow.


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Spring

All about roots

Hiroki Miura guides you through the struggles of repotting pines, pruning and cutting their roots


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Masterclass

Time for change

Restyling a famous tree into something new is difficult work and an artist must stake their reputation on it


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Spring

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.


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Technique

Gardenia

You can propagate and create bonsai from seed, cuttings and by grafting


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Technique

Amelanchier

How to create bonsai from cuttings; the Korean juneberry.


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Technique

Just a plastic tray

Working with deciduous trees is always a long-term project which needs some clever thinking, too


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Masterclass

Out of the box

The pine called 'Okou no kyosho' is brought back into shape by Master Kunio Kobayashi


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Technique

The sleeping tree

How to create bonsai from cuttings, grafting and other methods using interesting and unusual species.


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Summer

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 need to repot outside the dormant period, or if we see that our tree is…...


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Workshop

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 Japan. A tree that came to Europe almost 30 years ago, during which time it…...


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