Another blog mainly for my own tree progress record but someone else might find it interesting
Always having to count the pennies involved in this hobby and not having the physical ability to go clambering over the moors and mountains I have been looking for another way to obtain some starters to work on in the future.
Many bonsai nurseries charge quite a few pounds for very modest little starters between £4 and £7 or £8 for some of the stock I am thinking of.These of course are container plants and looking at some of their website many of them are pretty weedy specimens.
EXCEPTION At this point I must say that the Fuji Cherry Starter I bought last month from Kaizen was a different price class altogether about £27 but it was jolly healthy looking and very promising it may even split into two trees later,lived up well to their description no complaints there.
So the answer to saving a few bob was to buy bare rooted trees which the tree nurseries, as opposed to bonsai dealers, sell during the dormant winter months. Well they came today, well packed and with some good roots and I soon had them potted up and am now looking forward to seeing how my 80p Blackthorn, seven Larches for £9.44 and two English Yews at £2.77 each (plus £6,75 p &p) turn out in times to come, it will certainly give me something to work on.