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Restoring old Hawthorn bonsai tree, How to Bonsai Hawthorn tree techniques by mikbonsai

Hello everyone today I’m going to be working on this whole phone it is another one of those rescue projects that I get involved with mystery belong to the founder member of the little one by society and he passed away a few years ago and before that he was very ill and the fries were wedged up against the garden walls and fair amount of neglect before they were sold after his death and I trusted the trees I bought the trees and I’m gradually bringing them back to their former glory hopeful got to start working on this tree and I’m going to sort out the branches it’s not of criss-crossing and just basically yet it’s got out of shape Perriman client prune it back and also reduce the long branches and because of the claims which are flying today one every minute I’m going to work on the tree and then mute the sound and set it to music like a kind laps so hopefully that will work Oh you you for today I’ll do a quick turn is quite a big tree and quite savvy to turn so do the best I can that’s the front and believe it at that there’s still a few branches which are I’m not happy with which will need to be removed I think I’ll let it develop and then we’ll tackle the rest of it that’s it for now thanks for watching this is equal con formic online investment until the next time and now for the afterthought that’s a father I have sinned I have been a loose girl please cause is that you little joint aghanim yes Father it is and who’s the girl you are ways i cannot tell your father I do not want to with the replication well Julie I am shoot for an alternate sooner or later so you may as well tell me how was it Tina me Niki I cannot see was it the Restless the Rosie I’ll never tell what it needed to tell I’m sorry but I cannot mean or the Cathy they are no when lets us see you’d rather well then was it rolls are D’Angelo please father I cannot tell you the priest sighs in frustration you’re very tight-lipped Joey and I admire that but you have saved and you have to a told you cannot be acquired by performance now go and behave yourself joy goes back to its view and his friends uncle slide forward to him investors what did you get for transportation and five excellent leads dick

Bonsai Blue Star Juniper Pruning

This is Iqbal Khan and this is day two that I’ve been working on this blue star juniper, it’s summer pruning and also removing old needles which have browned off from the previous year and once the brown needles are removed it exposes the new branches, that’s how the branches form. I will carry on with this and I wil try and zoom in to show you exactly what’s going on. basically this entire section was covered in dead needles and I’ve removed them with these tweezers and you can now see how this forms a branch also growth which is growing downwards has to be removed and so I’m going to remove that bit there, that one will also be removed as it’s going south and that one as well so now we have a very clean line here so that’s basically the idea behind pruning these blue star junipers. There’s a little knob here which I’m going to remove and basically again make it into a straight line, there we are that’s the knob removed from there, same thing with this branch here, these are the dead needles from previous year which I’m removing by pulling them in the direction of growth so so as not to take off any of the surface area of the bark and same thing on the other side remove these dead needles you can now see the cleaned up part, here is how the branches form.

Now I’m going to tackle this section here and I’m going to remove this branch which is going south and we do that with pair of scissors just like that. That’s come off and the rest of it I’m going to clean up with tweezers removing these dead needles to expose the new branch and again the end is dead so we simply pull it and it’s removed, there and same applies to, there’s a dead stump here so remove that dead stump with that come a… let’s now clean up this part here remove the dead needles and the dead bit at the top so is simply…. the dead bit at the top is simply pinch and removed and same thing with the next one, just fell off so that, that is done I am slowly working my way up the tree and on this branch we’re going to remove this growth which is growing downwards and also here there are too many dead branches so I’m going to remove these little knobs and clean it up That’s a bit better and again there is more growth going downward so this will come off and then there is another, this branch here there is a lot of growth growing downwards so we’re going to remove all this growth which is growing downwards and until we are left with a clean line at the bottom there we are that’s cleaned it up you can see is a clean line at the bottom now and we’ll quickly remove the dead needles on this branch.

Now working on this part they are all these dead needles so I’m going to remove all these and expose the what now becomes a branch there we are that part there and I’ll work on the next part and these are all the brown needles that you can see some at the bottom some facing away from the camera. I will do all those right now so now we move on to another of these branches and continue removing these brown dead needles from previous year’s growth right there we are, that’s all done. There is this downward pointing growth which I’ll remove this end is dead so I am going to remove that more downward-pointing growth which I am going to cut off from here. It is starting to drizzle slightly so I will have to stop now and finish the crown off another time but if any of you have one of these blue star junipers then you need to remove the dead needles in August / September and also prune any growth growing downwards upwards crossing or inwards I’ll give the tree a quick turn and you can see it’s much greener than when I first started there Brown dead needles everywhere and that’s what forms the new branches and that’s where we started.

Thanks for watching to watch more please subscribe and hit that Bell and you’ll receive notifications of all my uploads. This is Iqbal Khan for mikbonsai in West London until the next time, and now for the afterthought the teacher said to the class give me a sentence with the word dandelion in it. A Jamaican student stood up and said de cheetah runs faster than de Lion. You dig ! .

Nagasaki Crab Apple Bonsai Tree – Apple tree with buds, flowers and apples by mikbonsai

Hello everyone this is Iqbal Khan and today I’m going to share with you my Nagasaki crabapple tree you are looking at my Nagasaki crabapple tree it is in flower and I thought I’d share it with you not all the buds have opened but then if I wait for them to open and I get busy you could miss it so I thought I’d capture it now I will give it a quick quick turn it is a beautiful tree and it’s laden with apples. I will do another update when these flowers have turned into little apples and that’s the front this is a close-up of the flowers and will give it a turn and you can see them around the tree and that a close up of the one of the branches on the right of the tree tree Three months on from flowers to fruit the tree is now Laden that apples and I will zoom around the tree so you can see the extent of the apples and this is the left side of the tree, will gradually zoom out you can see how many apples there are and that’s the whole tree I’ll give the tree a quick turn, a full 360 and you can then see it from all directions and that is my front , that is where we started There we go as we have seen the tree is loaded with apples and a few suggestions floating around one is from a friend of mine Mani Patel if I would consider making cider and another is from Greg Hunter should I be making crab apple jelly we’ll see thanks for watching to watch more please subscribe and now for the afterthought The wife sends a text message to the husband on a on is really cold winter’s morning “the windows are totally frozen will not open” the husband replies “Gently pour warm water over it and tap the edges with your hand if that doesn’t work then gently with a hammer Fifteen minutes later the wife texts back oh no I think the laptop is completely gone you dig !

Bonsai Novice step by step beginners guide to make a Bonsai tree from nursery plant by mikbonsai

Hello again, today I have purchased a Pomegranate tree and I will be re potting it and also carrying out little bit of pruning. There isn’t a great deal to prune but never the less some of the branches are getting rather long and they need to be cut back. This is the Pomegranate tree. This is the pot I have chosen to repot the repot the pomegranate in and I think it should look OK in this. I have now managed to repot it and it now remains to be firmed in and tied in with wires. its the wire cutter and cut like so, and same thing over here. With a chopstick make sure the that there are no air pockets and will be doing this for a little while.

Now I will give it a good soaking. Very fine spray and this should do the job, I also I can also soak it from bottom up (but not necessary in this case as just repotted). I think its done the water has come through the drainage hole, so that part is done. I will now give it a quick prune and doesn’t need a great deal, but here goes Ladies and ‘Gentlemen here is the completed version. Repotted, Pruned and wired. Thank you for watching. .

Starting a bonsai tree collection from cuttings, nursery plants Part 1

Today I’m going to show you how to start a bonsai collection if you’re on a very tight budge. Hey ! it’s me it Iqbal Khan. If you have not yet subscribed to mikbonsai, then click the subscribe button and hit the bell icon to subscribe and receive notifications as I upload new videos. if you’re new and a beginner in bonsai then you have come to the right place I’m going to show you between five and seven plants first up is this cotoneaster I grew this from a cutting. I didn’t have time and I do that but I’m busy. I take cuttings and I stick them in water and this one rooted. Not every cutting that you stick in water will root but some do and that’s the easiest way of doing it. After it had rooted I planted it straight into this pot and it’s been here, I guess for a couple of years and it’s grown and I need to prune it that’s what it needs desperately and any branches which are going straight up like this one, like this one is going straight up so they have to be reduced to about two sets of leaves and I’m also going to prune this one it’s getting too long and for that reason this has to be pruned and also its called directional pruning and I will prune it with the leaf below the cut and that is the direction in which the new foliage will grow.

I’m going to cut it to about here next I’m going to prune this branch as there’s already a branch on this side I want the new branch to go in this direction so I’ll prune it to a leaf which is pointing to the left so that the new foliage will go in this direction and fill up the space here So I’ll cut it to about there and same thing with this branch here we want the growth to come outwards more to the left as there is space here so we’ll prune it to the last leaf which is pointing to the left, so this one has been pruned. So this is a sort of branch that I would stick in water and all that I have been doing in the past is remove all the leaves, nearly there, and I would just leave the leaves right at the end so leave these leaves on and then this would be stuck in water and that’s how this was grown.

Here we have a couple of parallel branches coming from virtually very… they are very close and so this is a stronger branch so I’m going to keep this and this weaker one which is slightly lower, I’m going to remove this. So we’ll prune that to there, basically where it starts from, then we prune that to there and also remove this foliage which is very close to the main trunk and it basically detract from the trunk so all this foliage is very close to the trunk will be removed and there we have it. This one I’m going to let it grow and thicken and then I’ll probably wire both of these like that, bit later in the season when the tree is going into dormancy and for now it will be put back on the bench and I’ll just remove leaves which have fallen off during my pruning and the leaves I removed from the trunk and also it needs the soil is going down and I think this is from watering.

I’ll just top up the soil and this is then ready to go back in its regular place on the benches, so there we are. I’ll just give it a quick turn and that is the first of the cuttings being made into a bonsai tree and doesn’t look half bad. It’s… it will take a little while… few years before it looks like a bonsai but it’s on its way and that’s the front for now. Next up are these cuttings the one in the terra cotta pot is a cutting which was taken from a jade plant that I pruned, stuck it in water and the full process of rooting these Jake cutting is in a in another video. I’ll include a link in the description box below and after it’s rooted it’s potted up into these terracotta pots and again I’ll leave a link below and the next phase from here is to put them into bonsai pots and that’s what you see here.

So that’s the second way of doing it again from cuttings doesn’t cost very much and these terracotta pots are about 35 pence and the start of a bonsai, This one particularly is a start of a small bonsai. There’s the larch, again this was bought for a few pounds at a local supermarket and it’s still in its original pot and I think its coming along quite nicely. I have just pruned it and removed some branches and that’s all I’ve done basically clip and grow and I will report it next spring and I will give it a quick 360 and that’s the front. This is another Cotoneaster again grown from cuttings and it’s gone absolutely crazy I have not touched it for, I think about maybe three years two or three years can’t remember and what I’m going to do is, it needs a quick tidy up so I’m going to reduce these branches quite considerably and we will use these to grow more and the ones which are going straight up like these ones, will be reduced same thing that to there and that one possibly to there, that one to there and these branches again reduce them here and here and I’m going to wire it to try and change the shape.

Dig this wire deep into the soil and then wrap it around the tree so I’m going to hold this with it with a plier and then bend the wire around the tree and from here on use my finger to support the bending of the wire, try and create a little bit more of a shape, is going in one direction so I want to try and create a little bit more of a movement as opposed to ending up with a wind swept the wire has to be wrapped around the tree at or a branch at 45° angle and making sure that we move the foliage aside like this branch and the little berry out of the way and the wire would then go in the blank space and this is how it’s done so hold the wire that’s already been wound up and move the foliage and at 45 degrees angle there we are so that’s going in and its then continued on to the next part which is moving this branch out of the way so if I just do that, move it down and holding the wired part between my thumb and finger, the forefinger and go right round that way, that parts done and repeat the process, we take it like that to there and I’m going to also remove the leaves which are on the main trunk or too close to the trunk some of them are on the primary branches but too close so they are being removed and to create a more mature look that way, up here is very busy so I’m going to tidy this up as much as I can removing too many branches close together removing those.

That’s fine, thats too low and to close, that comes off. As is this one here and looking at it from here, there are these leaves too close to the main trunk and there’s this one. Although this is quite small but it still matters that we try and follow the principles and apply the principles to irrespective of the size of the tree and some of the rules are meant to be broken but there some which you cannot get away with and the juvenile folders in the trunk is one of them. I’m going to tidy up a little bit more there are two branches here so I’m going to remove this lower one and basically it’s the branches have to be spread out and – too close doesn’t look right and again this one I’m going to remove it’s forming a ‘T’ with that one so this one will be removed and this one I’m going to shorten to about there and then I’ll wire it so that it basically, I’ll take it to the back like, like this so the tree starts becoming three dimensional.

At the moment is just front and sides so this I will wire to the back and it will go there, and up here again this is going straight up so we’ll reduce that to there to encourage new growth to go sideways and I think up here also I need to shorten it. I’m going to shorten it because they’re virtually the same sort of size, so we start to have more of an apex.

And this again will reduce it a bit more to about there. Just trying to decide what to do with this I think there’s this branch I will let it grow and we will then wire it to the back to create a back branch. I think that’s all for now. I’m just going to tidy up the pot a little bit it’s all the leaves have fallen in as I’ve pruned so that’s another Cotoneaster made from cuttings and it will go back on the benches. I’m gonna top up the soil on this one as well. In the pot it’s also the fertilizer is sitting right at the top so cover up the fertilizer. I’m giving it a little bit more of a bend in the trunk and create a little bit more interest Also I’m going to twist the trunk to create more of a, the other side of the tree. There we are, that’s a bit better.

I’ll give it a quick 360 There we are. At the next repot I will naturally need to reposition it to get the front at the moment because it was just growing and the front is usually chosen when the tree is ready for putting it in its first bonsai pot this is the recycled part that I’d used so that’s the cotoneaster the second one and the pruning that I have taken, I’ll be tidying those up and sticking them in water and hopefully they will take root as this one did and the previous one did. Next is a Chinese quince again grown from cuttings. This was taken from cuttings that came out as a result of pruning of my Chinese quince and they were stuck in water and they root quite easily and again this very very straight, this trunk it’s very thin and so this is the time to get a little bit more of a shape so wired the trunk and I’m going to sort of try and give it a little bit more of a shape and basically create more interest in the trunk and also reduce the height in the process.

Right there we are I’m not going to do very much more that should be enough just to secure the end and this basically reduced the height of the tree and that’s the tree created from cuttings. Thanks for watching that is to be continued in part 2 be sure to watch it that’s all for now. This is Iqbal Khan for mikbonsai in West London See you shortly. and now for the afterthought last week I went to see my doctor and she said what can I do for you Mr. Khan ? I explained that I was having a lot of trouble with young women and that they were all throwing themselves at me and I was having to fight them off and the doctor said what do you expect me to do ? and I said break my arms. You dig ! .

Bonsai trees – Private Bonsai Tree Collection – bonsai tree collection for sale by mikbonsai

Good morning everyone today I want to share with you something unusual taken an hour and 40 minutes to get here I had arrived and be very pleased that I have just purchased in the process of purchasing not this one and it is a cascade and this one is excluded this one is in three date so this IV I can is quite keep the tiny options can fit very well and there is this juniper on a little slab and again it looks like a peacock in a very shallow pot this looks like another key collie versus glad effects of talks and this one is a tanuki again we please it can look like pika and next week as the ginkgo tree has a nice convince next is a group of four gold Edwards locks if you don’t graduate with a cypress area and then we have a couple of and what looks like an April and another maple and another one red put these up to it with gingko trees and there is shallow at last one is quietly chose the cloud mounting style doing redwood I have just elected the trees felled this group of all red or three tool to go in the back is called all the flows in the front this is the boot of the car and entry is very very busy I’ve noted all the tree month and this is the view from the rear of the car and all the trees are loaded up and I should be added back well there’s one of the smaller in comparison issues I’ll just go back and I’ve unloaded the trees and this is a maple me to the work and there is a prune that I will turn it before I put it away just the setting of the maples this one is a tika tonu key style paprika after that point and SS laboratories this is another peak hourly slab and the three trees in this group he could have sought out not of dead needles in the of our moss and also these are all too thick the pontiff need to be turned out of it but that’s for another day this is another group of to pick out trees in shallow pot little bit again needs work so this is usually what happens in collections are acquired they usually neglected and we work juniper or sort in a shallow pot this guy has majority of the trees in shadow box a Juniper really quick turn and there we are SP start we have another stringy put on a slab and this also needs a good sort out but they have given it a quick turn so as you can see what it looks like right next up is a mover pine nice tree wrong pot even another turn and that’s where we are as I spotted I think this is another Mughal pine and quick turn and flaps will be started Cyprus Jenica get a quick turn and as we started and this here is a gingko tree and a really great dad Carranza we started it’s a nice tree but wrong pot there’s always something that eats sorting but these two tiny little gingko trees in pretty stone their pots and I suspect these are cuttings which are interpolated next up is this wine and a music turn same amount of work has gone in to create what it is and I can see how the wine has been molded into the shape that you’re looking at I’ve cleaned it up it was a bit rough I had given the quick tool it is fairly straightforward and also we started you get the next tree the next we have a dawn redwood now give it a quick turn it’s too heavy at the top the bond structure having exalted with too many branches and they would sort out thinning out the branches and of course wrong pot next up is was this fairly substantial dawn redwood and it is slanting style the trunk is quite thick as you can see my hand is behind it and get a quick turn again at the top is basically a bush by putting a tree in a pot it doesn’t become a bonsai there’s a lot more to it after the tree has been put in the pot next up is this group planting of four trees these are doing red buds now unit Victor and if not that again the branches need a little bit of a sort out one apart from that we as it was just are getting a little bit too tall so it may need chopping at the top to reduce the height that’s all for now thanks for watching and if you haven’t subscribed smash that subscribe button and then hit the down to receive notifications of future uploads and now for the afterthought how does the penguin well the house it gives it together you dig and now for the afterthought that’s a plane go no the plane is not the afterthought you

Bonsai – Protecting bonsai trees from Vine Weevil bonsai killers by mikbonsai

Hello everyone today we are going to do something completely different that is to look at what causes most damage to bonsai trees the pests involved and how to eradicate them . Today I’m looking at Vine Weevils and particularly how to deal with them and eradicate them so that they don’t damage my bonsai trees Vine weevils cause a lot of damage there are two stages or three stages in its lifecycle the adult the eggs and then the grubs the adults attack and eat the leaves from autumn through the spring and from spring through to autumn is the grubs in the soil which are found very near to the roots. They eat the roots and the sign of Weevil attack is wilting leaves and dying of the tree and the best way to defend against Vine Weevil are various remedies available some chemical some organic and we are looking at an organic remedy and I am talking here of Nematodes, nematodes are microscopic creatures and there are hundreds of thousands of species apparently five out of every six animals are nematodes these microscopic organisms would enter into the stream of the Vine weevils through an opening such as mouth and then start to eat up Vine Weevils from inside and as they eat they breed and once the food source runs out they start to die.

This particular strain only attacks and feeds on Vine weevils and nothing else. it is quite safe to use so I’m told but I don’t take any chances and I am using kitchen washing up plastic gloves I have been treating my bonsai trees with Nematodes for quite some times and that takes care of the Vine Weevils and toda I’m going to show you the process is quite simple, I will show you the making of it and then how its applied but the detail I will leave out should you decide to do the same thing the instructions on the pack and you can buy these, you can google, google it and plenty of suppliers and the only drawback is once they are sold out they are sold out. They are living organisms they’ve got a shelf life. they have to be kept in the fridge refrigerated until they are used and they certainly must be used up before it says on the packet use before date The adult Vine Weevils are about nine millimeters long or 3/16 of an inch and our long black creatures with yellow dirty markings on the back.

The Vine Weevil grubs are C shaped they’re plump a little bit fat and are about ten millimeters long and 5/16 of an inch and they’re found near the roots, as they feed on the roots and you know what happens the sign that they’re at at it is the welting of the leaves and eventually the tree dying. I treat my bonsai trees with nematodes twice in the spring / summer and then twice in autumn/spring. That way it makes absolutely certain that there aren’t any off them hanging around as there are such a lot of trees, I have been very careful not to miss any pot and the process for applying is that the trees have be watered first, the solution made and that is a stock and from the stock is diluted further and that is the solution that is applied to each individual pot. I always buy two packets of nematodes at a time and they are kept in the fridge to keep the little microscopic nematodes alive until they are used.

That’s the time they are brought out of the fridge to make the stock mixture I’m going to get them I’ll be right back. This is what we grubs look like and they’re the ones that attacked the roots and I’ll locate an adult and also show you what the adult looks like, there we are, that’s what the adult looks like. These nematodes are microscopic organisms and not visible to the naked eye and here is a packet in which they arrived the internal inside of the packaging is sealed in plastic and they look like flour and when they are mixed in water, the water becomes a bit cloudy and I will move on to that phase now. there you are that’s how they’ll appear as a complete Mass, straight out of the pot and I’ve got to mix it up and I’m going to do that now with a wooden cooking spoon I’m going to continue with this until this blob is completely dissolved as you can see the water is turning white and then I’ll add another 10 liters to it, this is 20 liter watering can and that will be the stock The stock has been made and then half a litter to transferred into this can and topped up with a further 5 liters of water to dilute the stock and then it is transferred in to this little watering can and each tree is then individually treated there’s a trees I have got to treat so I’ll carry on with that.

The solution is then applied individually to each tree just like this just as watered into the soil and that basically is it and the process, the complete process is that the trees are watered before the treatment and the treatment you see me just apply and after this the trees will be watered again and that basically is all there is to the treatment. it’s taken about five hours to complete treating all the trees and the nematodes treatment is now complete and I hope that they are as happy as Larry munching away on those Vine weevils. that’s all for now until the next time.

This is Iqbal Khan for mikbonsai in west London And now the after thought. in a recent visit to a graveyard I came across tombstone which has an Inscription I told you I was sick you dig ! okay Beer time aaah… this is one of my favorite beers from Mexico. I first came across it when i crossed the border in Texas from Rio Grande to the other side and it was very hot just like today is 30 Celsius here, 31 Celsius here actually that’s hot for us, any plane’s gone so back to work O..

well another plane some more beer, don’t know if I’ll get any filming done at this rate it’s late afternoon and it’s still very, very hot and we here in the UK are just not used to this heat and it becomes very difficult to do anything, anyway I think the planes nearly gone so Cheers and back to work .