Author Topic: First ever Pruning of first ever Bonsai  (Read 5721 times)

GingerPunk2

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First ever Pruning of first ever Bonsai
« on: July 16, 2017, 01:24 PM »
Hey there lovely people.

My wife recently decided to buy a bonsai. And I've kinda taken over after reading and watching many many videos on the YouTubes.

We grabbed a larch pseudolarox amabilis from a local garden center. I've since been watering and fertilizing the plant. And it showed great growth over the last couple of weeks. As its early summer here in UK. I read on countless threads about the importance of pruning and shaping and to do it early on. So I ordered some tools and gave it a haircut this afternoon.

It was a little nerve wracking to be honest. And I was daunted about doing anything that may damage the tree.

I also found that it was difficult to try and see the shape of tree that I wanted etc.

So I really took my time and removed a lot of branches that were either crossing over others or ones that seemed to make the tree look cluttered.

So I am posting some before and after pictures here in the hope of some more seasoned folks opinions and thoughts.

Did I cut off too much? Etc. I have some wire arriving in the next couple of days and will begin to try and shape the tree for a bit more style. So again advice on anything that you peeps may think would work or look great would be heavily appreciated.

Thanks all


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GingerPunk2

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Re: First ever Pruning of first ever Bonsai
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2017, 01:25 PM »
Top photo is the pruned tree and the bottom is before. No idea why app has posted photos in the middle of the post. Newb here.


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