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Hi all, does anyone have bonsai for sale or pots please?

I am creating a fairy garden in a trough, but have been advised to keep the plant in its own pot. I know some are quite expensive, but thought I would try Green Plant Swap first.

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  1. Grower

    Rachel the Gardener

    Hi Liz, I can't help you with bonsai plants for sale (yet!) but I thought you might like to see a Pot Garden that I made last year:

    • Bonsai
  2. Grower


    Hi Rachel

    Thank you for your reply.

    What is the bonsai you are growing? Is it an outdoor or indoor plant?
    Nice idea with the pot, I like the little steps.

    I have bought a few Chinese ornaments, but no bonsai yet.

    I have called to Blueberry Hill, Glossop, Garden Centre, they will be getting more in soon, at the price I want to pay. I thought I would try Green Plant Swap first. You never know if someone wants to sell bonsai.

    I believe I can start them off myself. I imagined a mature bonsai, oak tree. I have seen them for sale, they are too expensive for someone who has no experience like me.

    If you start an oak tree and train it as a bonsai, will the leaves stay small? I have noticed the bonsai are grown in pretty shallow compost, quite dry too. I have been reading about them and how to train them with wires.

    I was supposed to be making a fairy garden, in a large stone trough, I think I got a little side-tracked. Never thought I would ever try growing bonsai.

    Bye for now Liz

  3. Grower

    Rachel the Gardener

    Hi Liz,

    I had never been interested in bonsai, but since starting to build these Pot gardens (or Fairy Gardens if you insist!) I've become interested in them, as it costs so much to buy bonsai trees. So I've started growing my own!

    At present I have a couple of dwarf conifers which I am pruning into shape, and I've started looking at plants in a whole different way!

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    Gray J

    Hi forget about the Oak and try a small leaved plant or get a salix boydii or one of the miniature elm can sugest more but out of time now got to be up early tomorrow regards Graham

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    HI Gray J,
    Thank you for your response. I have already put some Sycamore saplings in pots, not bonsai pots, at thè moment it is Levington's multi-purpose.
    Do you think, if I take a cutting off my willow canes and use this to create a bonsai, it would work, eventually?
    I have bought a Metasequoia (Dawn Redwood), I bought this today from Whimberry Hiill Gdn. Ctr. I will send a photograph. I bought the ornaments first!!
    I was trying to create a fairy garden, now it's developed into buying bonsai and Chinese figurines, this wasn't intentional. So I am trying to create a bonsai in the least expensive way.

  6. Grower


    Hi Gray J

    Please fnd attached photograph of my bonsai.

    Do you grow bonsai plants?

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