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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 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 .