Bonsai for beginners

How to Grow Maple Bonsai From Seeds /Japanese Maple / for beginner – 6th june 2017/Mammal Bonsai

If you have not yet subscribed to the Mammal Bonsai channel Then subscribe to the channel by pressing the red button And press this bell icon so that when I upload a new video you get the message Hello Friends, i am Vijay saini & welcome to Mammal Bonsai . i have some queries that how to grow japanese bonsai from seeds Maple Bonsai seed does not mean that the seeds will become bonsai only these seeds are normal maple tree seeds If we grow up they will become a normal tree So there is no seed of Bonsai. We have to make it bonsai it has to give a shape So that’s why I bought some seeds Yesterday I had received this seeds So I thought I should share with you maple seeds need cool climate to germinate While there is a lot of heat here, and seeds can not survive this summer.

But i brought these seeds for try it i will try with different method i will tell you how you can also try it if you have these seeds so i will tell you that how to grow it so first of all open it and take seeds now open packet I have not bought seeds online yet have bought for the first time today because these seeds not available here so i brought it there is 10 seeds in this packet look this may be its bill and these are seeds There were 10 seeds written in it. But there is more seeds in it more than 10 seeds it is bill of 99 look this is seeds now talk that how to grow so first method is that Take this type of zip lock bag and fill it in the peat moss when will use peat moss spray lightly with water for keep moisturising don’t take big bag take bag according your seeds take moisturized peat moss and mix seeds in peat moss then lock zip and keep in refrigerator after 3-4 month is will germinate then you can shift in different pots one other methode is that mean keep it to soak water at night then morning you can keep in peat moss bag after zip locked keep it in refrigerator in this way it grow fast This is the way to grow it fast that ..

Grow direct ut for that you need fresh seeds mean if you collected seeds from tree then you can grow it direct in the soil so then seeds grow quick keep it in refrigerator in october -November and then sow it in the february then also grow fast because here germination process fast in february plants growth also fast so we can grow like this so i will tell you both method sp let’s start its seeds same like rosewood its seeds like rosewood seeds these seeds are mixed seed , here see two type Look i show you you can see two type seeds here its different its looks green and this verity is different take a zip bag like bag if you want to grow 10-20 seeds then You take a little bigger bag than this But I’m experimenting and I will grow with many method And see which of these 5-7 ways is successful And the way I succeed I will share with you so now i will tell you common ways to grow maple seeds take peat moss like this but i haven’t peat moss so m using cocopeat fill the coco peat in the bag It must be aware that there must be a moisturising in it not dry look , we filled it now put the maple seeds in the bag i will put 4 seeds i will shake it after put seeds So that seed can be mix n Coco peat or mix it in cocopeat with your hand I have put the seeds in it and now I will seal it.

I will lock zipp like this we have zipped it and now keep it in the refrigerator I will keep this in refrigerator For 4 months And then we will see the result of what comes We will continue to see this in between and then any seeds sprout so this is our first way we can grow like this You can soak it by planting it like this 2nd method is that how to grow direct in the soil for that i will use this pot Although this method works well on the fresh seeds We should sow from January to February But we try and see what goes on in trying when you grow direct then you can grow in bonsai soil also but for that need cool climate and here not good climate for maple i will use bonsai soil for these maple seeds look ,we will use this bonsai soil now i will sow the seeds in the soil so i will put 2 seeds look this One will grow this kind of seed and one this type mean we put 2 seeds and put some soil on it now apply some cocopeat now watering in it seeds planted now keep it to germinate i will not keep it in refrigerator, i will grow it like normal seed Let’s see which way is successful Apart from these 2 methods, I will see the seeds which are still remaining in new ways And see what the way is successful If they were successful in some way So I will share that method with you.

At the moment I have told you two methods you also can try like this this method i mean poly bag method take long time may be it take 3 -4 months and this is normal method i will try another method too and i will share that method with so if you have japanese maple seeds then you can also grow .rainy season coming soon so rainy seson best for growing seeds i will tell you how to care it after germination after germinate your seeds then you can shift in a little big pot and keep in the semi shade like keep under big tree shade Where the sun comes but in such a hot sun take care of watering keep moisturising in the soil If one tree is grown here successful then Then we will have many seed Some friends say that maple will not grow here So I say that we should try the tries to do it.

Trying to get success can sometimes happen so i have some more seeds of maple and i will try these seeds with different methods look , we have many seeds more When I bought it was written there, it has different color seeds one light blue ,one red ,one yellow and one green color so So there were four colors shown when it grow then we can see the color ok friends m trying to germinate these seeds with new methods If a seed is germinated then I will show you the update ok friends see you in the next video till then goodbye .

English Elm Bonsai Progression – The English Elm Bonsai Tree – Part 2

Hello everyone today we are looking at my English Elm Bonsai tree and the update is on the upper part and the lower part which were air layered and separated. The upper part is being grown as a tree on its own and the lower parts are being grown as a raft style. I last worked on it this time three years ago. So three years on the tree and the raft style are coming along quite nicely and we’ll take a look at both of them shortly. So be sure to watch the whole video. So stay tuned. Hey it’s me 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. This is the front and the upper part of the air layered tree and three years ago that’s when it was done and this is where I carved it exactly three years ago and as you can see it’s starting to callus over, be interesting to see what happens when it gets to the to the end I suppose it will probably go inwards and turning the tree also some carving work was done at the top and all the way down to the side and along here and all this V was created and then this bark was removed and as you can see it’s healing over quite nicely starting to callus and it won’t be too long before it’s, the callousing comes to the end of the V.

That is the top of the pot and it’s full of debris and weeds so I’m going to start tidying it up and remove all these weeds and debris these are all weeds so I’ll remove these and also the debris this that leaves not from this tree but from neighboring trees and other few bits and pieces which trees drop and I’ll be removing all these and tidy up the pot take another look at the tree and then I’ll be doing some work with the top and I’ll carry on with this and we’ll catch up shortly.

I have cleaned the soil and freed it of debris and weeds so the green that you see is a bit of moss and I’ll give it a quick turn so you can see that the pot has been thoroughly tidied up and also the actual pot has been cleaned and I’ve always maintained that the job is not done if the pot has been cleaned so that’s turning the other way and that’s the front of the tree. We are now looking into the canopy of the tree and branches which are crossing or fighting with each other I’m going to remove and in this instance it is this branch here that I’m going to remove as I want this to develop a little bit more up here so this will be removed to make room for the other one and here we go that’s it that’s out I’ll go back in and clean it up a bit more make it flush cut looks a bit better here, where as before they were too close and just too much going on and it’s also not good for the branches lower down, as the Sun doesn’t get through.

`I have made a start working on the tree at the top the canopy, reducing, removing the dead branches and then also reducing the branches to create a much better canopy so we are basically reducing that and I’ll just go round the tree and see what else needs to be done firstly removing the dead branches. I’m going to start thinning out the foliage by pruning the leaves and again using the directional pruning method so as not to do too much wiring etc to shape it. I’m continuing with the removal of the dead stumps and dead branches and also shorting the branches, I am now going to remove this part of the branch up to about here that’s that one and this lower one will go back to about there that’s off and basically to bring the tree in, tighten it up a bit more the branches are a bit too long and I like to do the work slowly take it easy and that way gives me a chance to revisit the tree from time to time and do additional work that is necessary.

I am working to create a look where the lower branches such as this one here are longer than the upper branches and gradually work my way up that’s the strategy so I’m going to reduce this first to here, then take a look, no this is virtually same sort of length so I’ll reduce it back a bit more, to about there and now this this one will be reduced as its higher than that one and we’ll do it in two phases to start with and we’ll see how that looks and this branch here we’ll reduce it to about there and it makes a very big difference although its a few inches long but as we work towards the apex the tree is being gradually pulled in and it’ll make a denser canopy and I can see it it’s already coming along quite nicely this branch here where my hand is, just above this branch here I’m going to shorten the top one again to create that layered effect so we will take this back to where there is a few leaves coming off of it so I’ll get back to about there and now that really opens up the lower branch and again the one which is doubling back, we’ll remove that part there and also leaf prune it so that give it a little bit more of a directional prune.

Stand back and take a look, little bit better, now there are other bits which are sticking out so that’s the only way to stand back have a look, this bit is sticking out so I’m gonna reduce that to about there and have another look and also prune some of this thick foliage Dead branches come off and continue with clipping and directional pruning so it grows in a certain direction continue to move up wards, now I’m going to reduce this branch to there then we have again differential in height and this one I’m going to bring down to there so the difference between that that and then that one, that will leave it at that level but the one next to it this one here I will reduce that shortly. So it’s just like a haircut these bits are sticking out so I will shorten these then take another look and see if more shortening is necessary. It’s the old carpenters rule measure twice cut once and the same principle applies here .Now looking from that angle this branch is sticking out so I’m going to take it right back to about there and then these smaller branches will take over.

I have worked my way to the apex and now it’s time to thin this part here I’m going to remove this side branch so reduce it down to where the dead branch was and then take a look Right and now reduce this one, there is a dead stub here., and remove that and then reduce this, let’s see if we reduce it in stages to there So I’m going to have a little look, stand back and see, yes that now fits in a little bit better.

Right folks there we are it’s all pruned the canopy is nice and tight and I’ll give it a quick turn so you can see it from all sides and that was a front where we started side one that’s the back, side two and that’s where we started, and the last thing that I’m going to do with this is, it’s time to feed it so I haven’t put the chicken pellets yet so these are the chicken pellets being scattered around the pot and they should keep it fed to the end of the season. if you haven’t seen the first video then there is a link in the info card at the top right-hand corner of the screen click on that and it will take you to the first video when this tree was air layered and the air layer was separated, the roots on it are just amazing.

Right folks that was the English Elm the upper part, it’s a tale of two halves and the lower part which is being grown in the raft style follows in part two so be sure to watch that. That’s all for now this is Iqbal Khan for mikbonsai in West London, until the next time. And now for the afterthought You love this . Bonsai lovers are very tolerant people they just hate bigotry, You Dig ! .

How to make a Bonsai tree (from a starter kit)

A fun way to start grow Bonsai trees, is to buy a starter kit and grow and train a Bonsai tree yourself. In this movie we will show the progression of this young plant, after pruning, wiring and repotting, this was the result… A starter kit usually contains a young plant, a Bonsai pot, some wire and soil. Alright, so lets get started on this tree. First of all, we start to clean out the tree. Carefully study your tree, and decide on what shape you intend to create in it. While it is easy to prune branches, it can be very hard to make them grow back. Once you have decided which branches should be removed, prune these, slowly working your way up the tree. Start with freeing up the trunk a bit. When pruning larger branches, you need a concave cutter. This cutter leaves behind a hollow wound, that heals much better. After pruning the larger branches, focus on smaller branches, until you are satisfied with the result. Next, we wire the branches, starting with the larger ones. Carefully apply wire around the branches at an angle of about 45 degrees.

Try to wire two branches of the same thickness with one wire. As a rule of thumb, apply wire about 1/3 the thickness of the branch. When you’re done wiring the larger branches, work your way towards the smaller ones. Finish wiring the entire tree, before you start positioning and bending the branches. Now that we have pruned and wired the tree, it is time to repot it. To get started, we prepare the Bonsai pot. Place two wires that can be used later on to attach the tree firmly to the pot. We also cover the watering holes by attaching a plastic mesh. When the pot is ready, we prepare the soil mix. Usually a starter kit comes with premixed bonsai soil, but if not, check our website for more information. Now remove the plant from its plastic container and get rid of any loose soil.

We also want to reveal the trunk a bit. Carefully unravel the roots using a root-hook. To make the tree fit in the pot, you will need to prune away roots. You can prune up to about 1/3 of the total root mass. Now, put some soil in the pot. The tree is now ready to be placed in the pot, but first, decide on what the front of the tree should be.

Place the tree just off the center and attach it carefully with the wires that were attached in the pot earlier. Cover the roots with soil and by using chopsticks we make sure that the entire rootmass is filled with soil. When we’re done, we water the tree. Now we have a Bonsai tree; pruned, wired and repotted. So what’s next? Remove the wire after a few months, otherwise the branches would get damaged. Check our website, bonsaiempire.com, for more information! .

18) Flowering Crab Apple Bonsai Tree Specimen from Field Grown Bonsai Stock

 Hello bonsai enthusiasts. In this video, we’re going to repot a Crab Apple. This particular one is about 21 years old. It’s been field grown for 18 years and has been in this black pot for about three years. It’s now pot bound and it’s time to repot into a bonsai pot. It’s got a lot of features and it’s nicely branched out and it would make a lovely bonsai. We start off, I guess, by knocking the pot off. Generally, you thump the side of the pot and then thump the top of the pot off to help dislodge it from the root ball. Use a stainless steel dibber or even a wooden dibber to help remove soil from the top of the surface. Use a sharp root shear and root cutters to help you with removing the finer roots and the larger roots.

Shape the root ball so that it tapers gently towards the soil. Remove any large, ugly roots and work your way, all the way to the bottom of the pot, working gently and slowly. While using the chopstick, try not to use it vertically, but use it horizontally so that you’re not digging into the root ball. Rather, moving bit by bit away. You may have to use a chisel and mallet to try and remove some of the larger roots or help shape the nebari properly. I’m using a half an inch gorge in this particular, half an inch gorge chisel in this particular section. It’s very effective at tapering nebaris. You then work your way all around the root ball cutting off any large roots as you work around. Make sure that the root ball doesn’t disintegrate. Keep it firm and solid all the time and this is quite a nicely shaped nebari. It’s nicely tapered and remove down to the bottom of the root ball. We’re now ready to pot on. This pot has been nicely meshed out and wires have been installed in the pot.

That will help us bind the tree into the pot. This is a Japanese blue pot, oval shaped to help accentuate the feminineness of the Crab Apple. It’s a pot bellied shape so it adds value to the overall aesthetic of the tree. I’m using a mixture of Akadama and pumice in the soil that I’m using for the tree. It’s granular, 3 – 6 mm. You make a little mound in the centre of the pot and then use the, place it so that it fits in the centre of the pot, both along the length and the breadth of the pot, and the nebari should be just slightly above the pot surface. Fill up the pot with soil and then use a mallet so that the soil falls properly into the pot and all the empty spaces are filled out, Top up wherever necessary and gradually process it. The tree is now ready, it’s quite an attractive bonsai. I hope you enjoyed the show. .

How to Grow Maple Bonsai From Seeds /Japanese Maple / for beginner – 6th june 2017/Mammal Bonsai

If you have not yet subscribed to the Mammal Bonsai channel Then subscribe to the channel by pressing the red button And press this bell icon so that when I upload a new video you get the message Hello Friends, i am Vijay saini & welcome to Mammal Bonsai . i have some queries that how to grow japanese bonsai from seeds Maple Bonsai seed does not mean that the seeds will become bonsai only these seeds are normal maple tree seeds If we grow up they will become a normal tree So there is no seed of Bonsai. We have to make it bonsai it has to give a shape So that’s why I bought some seeds Yesterday I had received this seeds So I thought I should share with you maple seeds need cool climate to germinate While there is a lot of heat here, and seeds can not survive this summer.

But i brought these seeds for try it i will try with different method i will tell you how you can also try it if you have these seeds so i will tell you that how to grow it so first of all open it and take seeds now open packet I have not bought seeds online yet have bought for the first time today because these seeds not available here so i brought it there is 10 seeds in this packet look this may be its bill and these are seeds There were 10 seeds written in it.

But there is more seeds in it more than 10 seeds it is bill of 99 look this is seeds now talk that how to grow so first method is that Take this type of zip lock bag and fill it in the peat moss when will use peat moss spray lightly with water for keep moisturising don’t take big bag take bag according your seeds take moisturized peat moss and mix seeds in peat moss then lock zip and keep in refrigerator after 3-4 month is will germinate then you can shift in different pots one other methode is that mean keep it to soak water at night then morning you can keep in peat moss bag after zip locked keep it in refrigerator in this way it grow fast This is the way to grow it fast that .. grow direct ut for that you need fresh seeds mean if you collected seeds from tree then you can grow it direct in the soil so then seeds grow quick keep it in refrigerator in october -November and then sow it in the february then also grow fast because here germination process fast in february plants growth also fast so we can grow like this so i will tell you both method sp let’s start its seeds same like rosewood its seeds like rosewood seeds these seeds are mixed seed , here see two type Look i show you you can see two type seeds here its different its looks green and this verity is different take a zip bag like bag if you want to grow 10-20 seeds then You take a little bigger bag than this But I’m experimenting and I will grow with many method And see which of these 5-7 ways is successful And the way I succeed I will share with you so now i will tell you common ways to grow maple seeds take peat moss like this but i haven’t peat moss so m using cocopeat fill the coco peat in the bag It must be aware that there must be a moisturising in it not dry look , we filled it now put the maple seeds in the bag i will put 4 seeds i will shake it after put seeds So that seed can be mix n Coco peat or mix it in cocopeat with your hand I have put the seeds in it and now I will seal it.

I will lock zipp like this we have zipped it and now keep it in the refrigerator I will keep this in refrigerator For 4 months And then we will see the result of what comes We will continue to see this in between and then any seeds sprout so this is our first way we can grow like this You can soak it by planting it like this 2nd method is that how to grow direct in the soil for that i will use this pot Although this method works well on the fresh seeds We should sow from January to February But we try and see what goes on in trying when you grow direct then you can grow in bonsai soil also but for that need cool climate and here not good climate for maple i will use bonsai soil for these maple seeds look ,we will use this bonsai soil now i will sow the seeds in the soil so i will put 2 seeds look this One will grow this kind of seed and one this type mean we put 2 seeds and put some soil on it now apply some cocopeat now watering in it seeds planted now keep it to germinate i will not keep it in refrigerator, i will grow it like normal seed Let’s see which way is successful Apart from these 2 methods, I will see the seeds which are still remaining in new ways And see what the way is successful If they were successful in some way So I will share that method with you.

At the moment I have told you two methods you also can try like this this method i mean poly bag method take long time may be it take 3 -4 months and this is normal method i will try another method too and i will share that method with so if you have japanese maple seeds then you can also grow .rainy season coming soon so rainy seson best for growing seeds i will tell you how to care it after germination after germinate your seeds then you can shift in a little big pot and keep in the semi shade like keep under big tree shade Where the sun comes but in such a hot sun take care of watering keep moisturising in the soil If one tree is grown here successful then Then we will have many seed Some friends say that maple will not grow here So I say that we should try the tries to do it.

Trying to get success can sometimes happen so i have some more seeds of maple and i will try these seeds with different methods look , we have many seeds more When I bought it was written there, it has different color seeds one light blue ,one red ,one yellow and one green color so So there were four colors shown when it grow then we can see the color ok friends m trying to germinate these seeds with new methods If a seed is germinated then I will show you the update ok friends see you in the next video till then goodbye

बोन्साई कब और कैसे शुरू करे /How to Start Bonsai Tree /Bonsai Tips -28th May 2017/ Mammal Bonsai

Friends, if you have not yet subscribed to the Mammal Bonsai Channel Then subscribe to the channel by pressing this red button And press this bell button so that when I upload a new video, you get the message Hello Friends , I am Vijay saini & welcome to Mammal Bonsai Friends, I have so many questions that when we start bonsai Can we start bonsai now? So today we will talk about the issue that when and how to make bonsai We can not put Bonsai in a pot like ordinary plant They have to fix the roots, soil has to be reduced. If you have a monsoon here, then you can start bonsai The temperature here is above 40 degrees The temperature yesterday was almost 43 So here it is so hot that it is not ok to do any work on Bonsai They just have to save from heat.

In the coming rainy season we will start making bonsai Who are going to start making bonsai for the first time It is a good option for them to make bonsai in the rain. You can make a bonsai by bringing the plant from the nursery and how to make it that we will tell in the next video. They have an option that the air layering in the rain is very fast We can prepare with cutting and Get ready with a nursery If you have a thick stem plant near you, then you can make it bonsai. So it would be better to make bonsai in the rain like this To make bonsai in such heat, when we put the plant in the second pot, its roots can be damaged and the plant may die. Because the plants which are already engaged in the pot, they are having trouble from heat As I showed you in a video that I took my plant down to save it from heat So it is not right to make bonsai in such a summer We have to wait a bit as soon as rain arrives, we will start making bonsai I will show you how we can make a bonsai How to Make Bonsai from air layering ,cuttings,nursery stock Let me tell you a bit about the plant in front of it so that you have a little idea about how you can make Not everyone has the wire to make bonsai, so I will make some bonsai without wire This method is called Clip and Grow Method That is, you should cut his branches from upward and give shape of your choice.

So we can make bonsai like this This is a Hibiscus plant that we prepared from the air layering in the previous rainy season. I did not do it on a thick branch just to tell you how to do air layering Let me show you a small recap of it that How did we air it and how to put it in a pot and how to cut it So let’s see the recap So this plant looks like this today But this is not just bonsai yet, it is a Normal plant we have to give a bonsai shape, then what we have to do Whenever you bring only the plant, to make the bonsai, first it is to select its front Bonsai is kept in such a way that when we see it in front, it seems like a big tree is kept.

So the front part of that tree is called Bonsai’s Front So we have to find a front in the plant If you find a front you will be able to work well on it for make bonsai So now we have to find the front in this plant So i show you Look, if we keep it like this then its look is not good its side branches Do not see and If we keep it like this So its shape looks a bit like Bonsai Although its trunk is not thicker from the bottom As soon as its trunk is thick, it will look like Bonsai I have put it in this pot for thick trunk If your plant is small then put it in a big pot or put it in the ground. Will be thicker in the ground The point to note in Bonsai is that the base of Bonsai should be thick Because those are old trees have a thicker base The upper roots of plants are seen in Bonsai, which are called Nebri So we have to show that roots When Bonsai will apply in pot There is a lot of effect from the base of this After that, how are its branches and what is the structure of the entire plant? These things are seen All these things show your Bonsai good I show a little closer This branch is looking at I show a little closer See what we have to do It is from the branch which is below No new buds will be seen in between The buds you see are grow later Because I had cut it off here otherwise First there was no buds So it is necessary to have budds in Branch So we have to keep prune it forward so that it keeps growing from the back so We remove from the top branch look that i will remove this new growth If there are two branches in one place then remove one like this look at this branch , its down side so we will remove it when its trunk will thicker then we get good shape now its canopy is looking heavy So we’ll prune it a little bit mean we will remove new buds Plant balance should be maintained these little branch should be remove But I will not remove it now Because there are only two branches from here in our plant, we need one more branch when this branch grow well then tree looks good so i don’t remove it now We can do the remove of the branch later Therefore, remove the branch carefully Can remove the branch later, but can not repeat the defected branch remove dry and yellow leaves It’s a part of the back part so it does not look so good As much as this looks better than that side looks good from this side There is a lot of work to do right now, it’s just the beginning.

We have to remove the branch in front of it. We have to grow the branches of its side remove upperside buds Do not let the tree grow more than you have to keep This will be that the new buds will be there in the Branches where the blank place I have sorted it a little bit i will tell you in detail step by step when raining season will come i will also buy many plants for making bonsai and then i will make videos that how to make bonsai and how we can select plants for bonsai there all things we will discuss this is my jade plant i have grow it from cutting if you have little plant like this then you can make bonsai them now we will grow it when will its branch grow long then we will prune them no need to wiring this plant when this branch will grow two more branch also grow from sides so like this the plant get a bonsai shape these little buds you can see i will remove it later and plant as cutting So this time, in the rainy season, you should start making bonsai if you have any query or want to show your plant pic so you can send on my facebook page or you can send query in messenger you can search my facebook as MammalBonsai1 mammalbonsai is my page on fb and mammalbonsai1 is my facebook so you can send me msg In this season we will bring bonsai informative Videos so Stay with our channel you can watch my other bonsai basic videos till then weather become cool So that you get a little bit of information and you’re easy to make bonsai I will give the links to those videos in the end so you can watch that videos ok friends see you in the next video till then goodbye Thanks