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General Bonsai Discussion / Re: Pest identification?
« Last post by bwaynef on August 11, 2017, 10:46 AM »
Could you take a picture in the daytime?  That picture is blown-out so I can't really see what's being photographed.

Also, if its spider mites, blast it with the hose.  Its surprisingly effective.
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General Bonsai Discussion / Pest identification?
« Last post by GingerPunk2 on August 11, 2017, 05:59 AM »
Hey all.

So I recently bought a beautiful Chinese Elm from a local garden center. But since having it for a couple of weeks I think that it may have had some pest issues and this seems to be affecting my little larch pseudolarox amabilis.

Now I have realised that I was not keeping my trees in the ideal conditions. I.e a noob mistake of overwatering. This mixed with humidity trays has caused these issues to grow. I have since (last 3/4 weeks) become extremely diligent with watering only when the soil appears dry on the top etc. Leaving watering a day or two after thinking I should water them to be safe and to dry out the soil and reduce pests.

I'm pretty sure my elm has fungus gnats. As when I watered on Sunday a bunch of flies flew up from the soil. This was 2 weeks after noticing little almost see through mite type bugs in the soil. And a couple of little worms.

Anyway. I am in the process of trying to rid them by drying the plant out more and using fly traps.

I noticed the same little mite things in my larch soil last time I watered. And so did the same. Let it dry a tad more than I was comfortable with. As the soil has significant moss growth on it.

I watered it yesterday and noticed a weird colored notch on the trunk. So I pulled back a lose piece of bark and revealed a white silky like web patch. Picture attached. I have removed this from the tree but am having a tough time working out wether thus could be spider mites, a regular spider sack or some other fungal type infection.

Any advice and help greatly appreciated. I love my little collection and do not want them to die. I want to repot them all as I belive the soil is completely wrong. But have been advised against this at the current time of year.

Help me bonsai people you're my only hope.




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General Bonsai Discussion / Started as a joke, but it's getting big!
« Last post by wraenking on August 10, 2017, 07:21 AM »
Hey guys. I know nothing about the art of the bonsai but would like to learn to see if I can one day give this beautiful tree to my wife as a gift.  Someone at work had bought a bonsai tree and I joked that I could grow one from seeds. So I bought 10 Albizia Julibtissin silk pink seeds from Amazon about 1 1/2 to 2 years ago and it has actually grown quite well even though it is on my office. I am not sure if I waited to long to start the process to prime and structure the tree.  Below is a pic.  I have purchased a book and a few tools but wanted some insight from some experts!  Is it too late?

Thanks in advance
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General Bonsai Discussion / Re: I'm Back LOL
« Last post by Steven on August 09, 2017, 11:01 PM »
Hopefully I can. Lost all my better stock up there. Been collecting a lot of pots though LOL. Will be showing pics of my material that was left down here the past 7 yrs. Almost all have rooted through their pots, containers into the ground. So I'll be needing advice on how to dig up. Will post that where it needs to be posted. I won't be able to this month as I have to go back to IN and get the dodge truck to bring down around the last of this month. I need to get back into Bonsai. I remember, before I got stupid, how much better I was mentally, spiritually and emotionally with Bonsai.
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White Pine Bonsai Discussion / Re: New JWP help needed please..
« Last post by bwaynef on August 09, 2017, 09:30 PM »
I would wait to repot until the spring. It's possible, but you'll be better off waiting.


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General Bonsai Discussion / Re: I'm Back LOL
« Last post by bwaynef on August 09, 2017, 09:29 PM »
Welcome back. I was wondering if your return meant you'd be back involved. Hopefully you'll post something to bring a bit of activity here ...& we still meet on the 4th Saturday in Gvl.


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General Bonsai Discussion / I'm Back LOL
« Last post by Steven on August 08, 2017, 05:02 AM »
Thought I'd drop in and say "Hi, I have returned :)
Been years since being on here. Hopefully I can get back into Bonsai. Or get back to how I used to be in it. Probably will have to re-learn alot. Think so Wayne? LOL
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White Pine Bonsai Discussion / Re: New JWP help needed please..
« Last post by oli14 on July 20, 2017, 06:05 PM »
First post on here..

I've received a young JWP bonsai, it is about 20cm tall and is semi trained (pics will follow tomorrow)

Basically it's has come in a small plastic pot and is planted in what looks like standard planting soil and not a proper bonsai mix..

My question is, would repotting into an akadama mix at this time of year be detrimental to the tree? 

Thanks,

Oli


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White Pine Bonsai Discussion / New JWP help needed please..
« Last post by oli14 on July 19, 2017, 05:23 PM »
First post on here..

I've received a young JWP bonsai, it is about 20cm tall and is semi trained (pics will follow tomorrow)

Basically it's has come in a small plastic pot and is planted in what looks like standard planting soil and not a proper bonsai mix..

My question is, would repotting into an akadama mix at this time of year be detrimental to the tree? 

Thanks,

Oli


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General Bonsai Discussion / Re: First ever Pruning of first ever Bonsai
« Last post by GingerPunk2 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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