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shaping a yew bonsai
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shaping a yew bonsai
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.
raku fired bonsai pots
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.
japanese maple bonsai field
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).
shaping japanese maple 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.
large bonsai RHS wisley
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.
literati bonsai
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.
herons bonsai nursery entrance
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.
field grown bonsai
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.
bonsai terminology
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.
overwintering bonsai
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.
bonsai tools
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.
creating beuvronensis bonsai
In this tutorial, I want to show you how we create our large Beuvronensis bonsai trees. I also would like to take you around our nursery and show you various examples of these trees in different sizes and at different stages of development.
sowing maple seeds for bonsai
Growing Maples from seed is not rocket science!
bonsai raw material
Looking at this Chinese Juniper, you may think making it into a bonsai would be impossible. However, I believe there is no such thing as impossible material.
peter with maple bonsai
In this tutorial, Peter takes us around the Herons nursery and discusses the range of maple bonsais on the grounds. Peter also talks about common problems that occur with maples and how to treat them.
peter with maple bonsai
Peter demonstrates how to properly clean yellow needles from a white pine bonsai tree.
Making A Ficus Bonsai Landscape
In this video one of the team at Herons, Padmapriya, show you the process of creating a Ficus Bonsai Landscape.
How to Propagate Bonsai & Make Cuttings
Many people have asked me to do a vide on propagating plants so in this video I share how to take cuttings and propagate from many species like the Chinese Elm, Cotoneaster, Juniper, Fig, Minature Rose, Camellia, Azalea and Spruce.
Air Layering English Elm
In this youtube I share with you a large air layering I have done.
Air Layering English Elm
In this video Peter shows us how to deal with what we could call ‘raw material’. 
Air Layering English Elm
In this tutorial Peter Chan demonstrates how to propagate your bonsai tree and make different types of cuttings. Peter covers hard wood and soft wood cuttings and shares his expert tips.
Air Layering English Elm
Peter shares his tips on sowing seeds and shows a variety of seedling examples including Juniper, Zelkova, crab apple and more.
pruning wisteria bonsai
Here Peter Chan shows us how to prune wisteria bonsai. You will find out how to care for wisteria bonsai trees and keep them neat as they grow.
Air Layering English Elm
Here Peter shows us how to prune and maintain pine bonsais and deal with unruly pine candles.
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