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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 Trees – Chinese bonsai Quince, Japanese Quince Bonsai trees in Bloom by mikbonsai

Hello everyone today I’m going to share with you my quince tree have got quite a few of these and some of them have been made from cuttings propagated and made into one size from cuttings and if you’re new and you’re visiting please subscribe hit that subscribe button and then hit the bell and get the box and save and you will receive notifications of all my update this is the first of the Prince trees and has a lot of bugs some of them haven’t opened yet right this is the apex of the tree and you can see how many queens flowers and opened up there’s loads of flowers further down on the branches and also the front here and these parts have not yet opened and on the right side that we have this branch and again flowers have opened up and these bugs yet will open be Bobby plows on the middle of the tree and we’ll just client work of a rounded does the view of the right branch of this particular tree okay this is the tree in its full view I like this please this time of the year I am optom around my garden and it just makes it all look very very pretty before the other flowers start to appear and also afterwards if there’s food there of Quinns fruits on these very little trees this is the second of the quince tree and other give it a quick turn and this one also has quite a few flowers and just launched I’m letting it grow this plant am letting it go and it’s quite long at the moment i’ll bring it into the camera and it will be pruned back to about there and that will be when these flowers finish and a backstage i will clone it and it will be propagated and i will make another swim straight out of it and the same applies to this lounge here is being allowed to go intentionally will be pruned back to back there and again complicated and same thing with this one and we film that glass there and propagated and that is how I make more quince tree one of my favorite Chinese quince tree and last year it bloomed and they were flowers but not as many as this year and useful in the previous video you have seen one solitary thing hanging on and that was last year’s our food and this year it has bloomed very nicely as you can see up here and not all the bugs have opened yet their buds up here but here which haven’t opened and but fear likewise on this branch is this flower which is just large opening and the rest of the buds haven’t yet opened and it’s a difficult creative second I’ve managed to get adjusted budget excuse to get it resetting as much of this virtually the top of the tree and I’ll zoom in a little bit more and take a closer look at the flowers and this is the physics of the tree with a few flowers and bugs up there point these are more flowers at the upper end of the tree and after this we will want to be smaller quince tree which have been propagated and made from cutting staton in the previous year this is another little quince and it was propagated from the cutting weight from one of the larger trees under the quick turn and it’s got most of the flowers and buds on this sideways launch another of the cuttings from which this tree was made is doing quite well and go again the branches will be thrown back once the flowers are finished and made into more very things please this this launcher they grown back to back here and this volatile ductal out here and this again will be pruned back to us there and we’ll end up with a very tiny cutting and these also are quite interesting the climbing cottages I don’t throw them away I’ll just share with you what I’ve done with a similar cutting in the past but this is what I do with the very tiny cutting is a very good example distance thought is virtually like a symbol it slightly larger maybe two or three symbols and we’ll zoom in and show you what happens now this is a close-up of the little quince cutting that I propagated couple of years ago and it hasn’t flowers yet but I’m looking forward to the day when it to have its well flower and after this about one more this is the exhaust of the quince trees again propagated from cutting on the last few years and it was the first one to flower and the flowers are now starting to fall off we still a few buds that haven’t opened and it’s not every desktop me please all these flowers as recited flowered early and the flowers and of dropping off but what I wanted to share with you all that what can be done with cutting it’s quite a small tree and very cute that’s all the princes for today thank you for watching and if you’re new here then d subscribe hit the subscribe button and hit the down and get the box and face then you will receive notifications of all my uploads as we happen so you will not miss anything this Victor called for Mick bonsai in West London now the afterthought why do mummy have difficulty in making friends because they are too wrapped up in themselves you’re doing

Bonsai Trees Progression – Old larch bonsai restyled – Two methods of removing bonsai wires Part 3

This is an update on this larch, I did extensive work Its the growing season, so if I leave the wires on there is a risk that the wires will cut into the branches and mark them and the tree had suffered enough in the past so I my attempt is to save it and bring it back into looking like a bonsai so I am going to remove these wires and see if they stay in place this part of the branch has stayed where it was meant to be and the thicker branches, I am just going to speed up the process and cut them off.

That way I don’t damage the tree and on these branches these wires come off easily, just cut them off like so and then same here like that so far so good, its staying in place and that one there. Great if the wire are not removed they will leave ugly marks which are very difficult to get rid off. So will continue and I’m plagued by planes today so I have to keep turning the camera on and off but will finish this off and I hope you don’t mind the plane noise while I’m doing this. Right so that wiring from that branch is off and it has been in place and I’ll remove some of these dead branches. Now I’m going to remove the wires from this top part starting with this one from here just we simply cut them and they fall off, ah… needs to be cut a little bit more as it goes right round and then from here, the branches are staying in place so it was long enough for the wires to on and can be removed now as they have served their purpose and I normally recycle the wires but I’m not going to do it on this occasion, Its’s quicker to cut them off and this is the way you remove them quickly and also if you try to remove them for recycling you have to be very very careful to how you unwind them otherwise you can end up breaking the branches and it ain’t worth it we are continuing with the removal of the wires and just cut them off and this one I will try and remove it, now if you want to remove the wire for recycling it’s the reverse process you keep your finger and you turn it against your finger without, so that its not the branch that takes the brunt of the force when you unwind it, and that is how you remove the wire for recycling.

It can be used again a few times and there we have it. There’s a couple more here, so we’ll remove these, just cut them off Bigger wire cutter, just continue cutting these wires and they come off quite easily and the wire cutters are such that they don’t damage the tree you just hold it against the tree and it just cuts the wire and there’s no damage whatsoever to the tree as you can see Very nearly there! last two where the wires were forming an anchor Right and while I’m at it I’ll just tidy up a little bit, where the branches are of slightly criss-crossing and reduce the branches a little bit more This is where the branches have died back a bit so just cleans it all up and makes it look tidier and neater I think I will reduce this also also although its not dead but looks better.

Right there we have it it’s all done for another season and it will go back on its bench. Looks much better than it did when I started restyling it and that’s all for now thanks for watching, this is Iqbal Khan for mikbonsai in West London .

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 .

Nursery plant to Fuji Cherry Bonsai Tree; KOJO-NO-MAI make instant bonsai tree -Part 1 by mikbonsai

Hello everyone the second corn for neck bonsai I recently went to the local garden center and came across two Fuji cherries which are also known as cordial away and I’m going to make these into bonsai you I already have a few of these as bonsais and I like them as the flower and around April May and are beautiful there’s no foliage just flowers so I’m going to take it out of the pot and get started be interesting to see what’s down here start working on the ribs this is just garden centre compost I can see plenty of roots but need to have a closer look I also like to pull the tree out of fuse in at least one to two centimeters sometimes more if the there are decent surface roots which can be pulled up and exposed so this we don’t know yet but we’ll soon find out if it’s worthy of being pulled out if not believe it we just pull a little bit out but leave it as as it is I think we can pull a little bit out I can see there’s a bit more of the trunk below the soil level before the roots start all tidy up and we’ll catch up shortly I have managed to tidy up the roots and the top root is bending at an angle and that’s just that it must have been in a much shallower port than the part that it came out off and we’re trying to remove some of these really thick roots basically tangled up so I see what we can do and really are tailored up I think not one but divided into a number of taproots so trying to take them out let’s go inside now this is what color as you can see the roots are fused as somehow they’re not soft so much fuses they’ve just got so tangled up Dan supper yeah I’ve managed to separate them but they were really so it was like as if they were knit together very very tightly yeah baby yeah that’s basically what I’ve did right that was the main cap Rudin these other were the other the others were also coming out very very close together I just clean it up a little bit more to try and stand them stand the tree straight well it won’t stand off by itself it’s the root system isn’t wide enough to hold it up but at least of straighten the roots out and hopefully they’ll now grow radiant remove that pointing upwards and it’s ready to go into its new home bring the pot over of choosing this round blue apart and I’ve prepared it that much by removes the anchor wires and now have to get the soil in the pot and create a little mound on which to rest the tree and then ease it into into the pot and that’s as far as it’ll go and I’m going to use the wire to secure it Desktop do it gently firstly will really tighten it up afterwards well do the final of finishing of the title tightening the clay Chavez just to make sure the tree stands is able to stand in the pot can we continue putting more soil into the pot and cover up the roots and let’s get them into thee I haven’t cleaned the edges because I’ve taken off quite a lot at the bottom so it would take too much for two it dunst becomes a risk st if too much is taken off will the tree survive so has his first report we’ve taken off the worst of the roots and it now remains for the tree to get established in the pot and and the next report level points of sort things out as looking at the tree it’s not too bad there’s not branches which needs sorting there’s a bit of crisscross and I think I’ll probably wire it up as well as forcing the soil underneath using my finger for that purpose custard also straightens a tree up it is leaning too much in one direction before we tighten these wires right well now tighten these the wires naturally I cut off the excess wire and bury it same thing on this side drop down firstly I want to say a big thank you as we have hit the milestone in thousand subscribers and I want to say a big thank you to all of you out there who have subscribed and made this milestone possible and look forward to your continued support thank you very much from the bottom of my heart now the afterthought what do you call a judge with no thumbs justice fingers oh well there we go