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Old 01-16-2013, 12:27 PM
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Bonsai Question


Hi everyone, firstly sorry if this post is in the wrong place .

Ive had a few bonsai trees for about a year now, but ive been given another !! Well, a possible one !

Its an Osmanthus Delavayi, ( reading the lable ) and it says it flowers in april. I think its actually going to flower sooner, there are loads of flower buds ( think ) on it now .I think its also called a Tea Olive.

Now, its quite a size,with a good trunk and plenty of very long branches etc and i think it, with a bit of work, could become a bonsai.

Can anyone help me with how and when i go about pruning,shaping etc??
Ive never had a bonsai like this that i can do 'work' on before LOl

Id be so greatful for any help and advise, i can find genreal info about it but nothing much else.

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Tifa
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:37 PM
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Hehe, this is i think where I meant you should post it... lol, my bad!
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:50 PM
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Got it right then !! HE he
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:01 PM
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Sorry i havent been able to put any pictures on yet , i cant get out due to the snow !

Thank you for any help

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Old 01-20-2013, 05:35 PM
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Maybe try this forum?
http://ibonsaiclub.forumotion.com/

I am rather new to bonsai. With some evergreens (junipers and spruces and the like) you do the trimming and such during the winter to reduce bleeding out risks.

It is very common to put trees in the ground or larger pots when training. You do not put them in bonsai pots really until they are almost "done" as one may call it.
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:51 PM
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Thank you for the help.
He's is pretty much done as it were.
Hes got a good thick trunk and movement.
Im just not sure on how to prune this little fella.

Ive got 14 bonsai now, lol but this is the first that isnt 'pre done' from the awful mass produced bonsai s.

Ive done a years work on 2 of the 4 year old Spiraea ive had for a year and they are looking brilliant now, trunk now thickend etc.

Thank you again.
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