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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:44 am

Sue,

with time the Fukien Tea makes an incredibly beautiful bonsai, and the big leaf is very fast as growing into a shape is concerned.
Best of luck.
Khaimraj

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Post  suerowbotham on Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:03 pm

Yes Khaimraj, I think it is a good place for me to start. It is very healthy at the moment and seems to like it's position in the sun.
Is it good to move them around or should you leave the tree in the same position?
I also wondered if I was inserting my images into the forums correctly as I can see everyone's pics in their message but I can't seem mine.

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Re: What was your very first tree

Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:34 pm

Sue,

normally if the sun is coming from one direction, you have to rotate your tree to get even growth.

This tree loves full sun, so as your sky dulls, it may drop leaves. You have to then watch your soil / dampness / wet.

I will have to turn you over to the others as this is one type I did not grow when I lived in Florence, Italy. See Ms. Iris Cohen, she can probably help.

Posting -

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Re: What was your very first tree

Post  suerowbotham on Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:41 pm

Thankyou Kaimraj, I do rotate the tree but I was wondering if actually moving them from one place to another is good for them ?

Thankyou for the instructions for posting my image, I was hosting the image but not making the right selection.

Thankyou for the picture of the oak, beautiful.


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Re: What was your very first tree

Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:08 pm

Sue,

as long you are getting sun, leave it there and remember to watch the temperature, air and floor or whatever you are resting the pot on. Nothing here is written in stone - be prepared to adapt - okay .

Can you find this book on your side ? Try the library first.

Indoor Bonsai - Paul Lesniewicz [ there are a few books by him [ or his ghost writer - I am informed ]]

It's not a true oak [ Quercus ] but a South African Shrub. Reminds of real oaks.
Stay well.
Khaimraj

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Post  suerowbotham on Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:02 pm

I know what you are saying Khaimraj, my tree seems happy where it is, I also turn it once a week to get even growth, so as long as it is happy I will leave it where it is. I am going to have a go at pruning this weekend so I will use your diagram. I have found the bonsai book on Amazon so I have ordered that one, I also have one called bonsai for beginners written by Craig Coussins.

I hope I haven't been a nuisance asking so many questions, I really do appreciate all the advice you have given me.

Kind regards
Sue

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Re: What was your very first tree

Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:33 pm

Sue,

not at all, as long as I can help, I will. Just ask.
Do I tell you now or some months later, to really learn about bonsai, you need 200 plants to work on - Laughing , but I kid you not.

You may wish to try a few whips of the maple and the trident maple, or sloe if available near you. The maples grow down here in the shade and if nearer the coast have enough humidity to really leaf out.
Have fun.[ I remember a mail order nursery - Trenear [spelling ?] whips were 50 p or so, back in 1994.

When you get through that book and if you wish to read more, just give me a shout. However a library would be cheaper, unless you are like me and like to have your own copy.
Stay Well.
Khaimraj

* Mighty oaks from little acorns do grow.

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