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Running a bonsai nursery has it’s advantages, because I often get trees that have been grown by customers for many years. This is an English yew, It’s in a lovely pot, and we can see the customer has made some attempt at carving.
Find out how we make our own authentic, Raku fired bonsai pots at the Herons workshop. Raku firing is an ancient Japanese technique. Raku pots beautifully complement Japanese bonsais. We use a special Raku kiln.
Those of you who have visited our nursery in Lingfield Surrey, will know that we have a seven and a half acre growing field, where we grow all our maples and other raw material. We don’t just grow maples but pines, junipers, elms (most varieties used for bonsai).
I’m going to show you the next stage of creating a maple bonsai. Let’s take a look at this tree. It has only been in this pot for a year and it is already pot bound. It’s a very interesting tree with a lot of movement.
Herons Bonsai are proud sponsors of the Bonsai collection at the Royal Horticultural Society garden in Wisely. Peter and His wife first began sponsoring the Wisley Garden in 1997.
In this video we take a brief look at the techniques used in creating a Literati bonsai. After splitting the trunk of this bonsai, we wrap it with raffia ribbon. Wrapping the trunk with raffia helps to prevent it from splitting or cracking.
Any visitors to our nursery in Surrey will be greeted by a collection of large bonsais. Within the collection you will find many species including garden pine, European hornbeam, English field maple, scots pine and more all grown at our nursery.
It’s the end of December, the shortest day has passed and the days are getting longer. We are now able to start digging our field grown trees from the ground and start turning them into Japanese garden trees and bonsai.
In this youtube video I’m going to talk about commonly used Japanese bonsai terms. You will find that, as you get into the art of bonsai many people like to use Japanese terminology to impress others. Personally, however, I don’t like to use too many Japanese terms.
It’s the 21st of November and it’s a clear, crisp morning. We have had freezing temperatures overnight and the average day temperature is around three to four degrees Celsius.
Today I am going to talk about various bonsai tools and their uses. This is in response to the constructive comments that many of you have given me on the videos I have posted over the past year.
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