How to grow good bonsai stock like the Japanese nurseries

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What you can do for this is wire crazy the top of your sacrifice branch, and leave at the future base of the mame a sacrifice branch. Later airlayer it for a cute mame or shohin.
Dont forget to wire any future jin as crazy as the trunk. Dead wood on junipers Shari and jin are most important. So wire those sacrifice branches for future jin as crazy as the trunk.
see on the last picture one of my junipers how jin is wired.
Hope it helps.
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Some tips, which are probably already covered before.
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Some inspiration for you.
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You got some nice trees there Neli!

How old are they?
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How did Japanese trees find there way to Lusaka???
Very nice by the way!
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Jarad wrote:You got some nice trees there Neli!

How old are they?
I am not very sure but I have many I have grown myself also from cuttings.
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treeman wrote:How did Japanese trees find there way to Lusaka???
Very nice by the way!
I went to Japan twice, did some apprenticeship at Taisho en, and bought a small container of rough stock for my personal collection. from Takahashi and other wholesales. I have an agent/ translator there who takes me around and arranges all the export papers.
I probably have 30 junipers, plus many other trees that can grow in Africa and some that can not grow here >he hehe! I will give them to friends in October when I go for our annual WBFF meeting to SA. THey have colder weather. But JBP are doing fine.
I keep my junipers under 30 % shade and they are doing better.
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Hey Neli the Junipers look happy there :yes:

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Thanks ken, I had to try them under different growing conditions until I found which is the best soil and position for them. Gets hot here in summer, and not much cold for them.
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Hi Neli,
How did you get those awesome trees pass australian custom? Thought that no soil is allowed unless you buy bare trees.

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I believe Neli is in South Africa.
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She's close to South Africa, Lusaka Zambia, north of SA, so different rules apply.


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JaseH wrote:I believe Neli is in South Africa.
close but actually Lusaka in Zambia I believe
https://www.google.com.au/maps/place/Lu ... 13eb?hl=en

Must be an interesting place

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Neli wrote:
treeman wrote:How did Japanese trees find there way to Lusaka???
Very nice by the way!
I went to Japan twice, did some apprenticeship at Taisho en, and bought a small container of rough stock for my personal collection. from Takahashi and other wholesales. I have an agent/ translator there who takes me around and arranges all the export papers.
I probably have 30 junipers, plus many other trees that can grow in Africa and some that can not grow here >he hehe! I will give them to friends in October when I go for our annual WBFF meeting to SA. THey have colder weather. But JBP are doing fine.
I keep my junipers under 30 % shade and they are doing better.
They look very nice Neli. Are they mainly itoigawa?
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Yes Darling Itoigawa but I tried other types for fun also. This one is 18 month old from tip cutting.
the trunk is nicely twisted and not sure why it looks so straight on one of the pictures.
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