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A to Z of Bonsai Terms

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Letter - 101 entries


 - (Tree Parts)  
Entry for Bonsai Baccatus Tree Parts  Update this bonsai term Baccatus Tree Parts

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BACCATUS - Berried or BERRY-like

Baillie - Ian

 - (Pot)  
Entry for Bonsai Baillie - Ian  Pot   WWW Link  Update this bonsai term Baillie - Ian  Pot
bonsai_ian_baillie_01.jpg image BAILLIE - IAN -  

Nearly forty years in making BONSAI>BONSAI>BONSAI pots which are currently included in collections in Britain, Europe, Japan and North AMErica and feature regularly in major exhibitions at home and abroad where they are used to compliment quality trees.

All pots are hand made and fired to stoneware temperature of 1260 degrees C so are frost proof. Ian's speciality is round pots thrown on the wheel but rectangles, cascades, slabs, crescents and freeform containers (and recently a new range of MAME and SHOHIN (SIZE) pots) are also made, all with a range of subtle glazes specifically developed for bonsai.

Pots can be purchased at BONSAI TRADERS ASSOCIATION events and British Shohin Association events. Orders can also be placed by phone or email. A Facebook page has been started and can be found below and on the Web Link button.

Contact details:
Tel:01875 852 887
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Balanced feed

 - (Fertiliser)  
Entry for Bonsai Balanced feed Fertiliser   WWW Link  Update this bonsai term Balanced feed Fertiliser
bonsai_balanced_feed_01.jpg image BALANCED FEED - Relates to fertilizers with equal proportions of Nitrogen, phosphorous and POTASSIUM (NPK)

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 - (Tree Style)  
Entry for Bonsai Bankan Tree Style  Update this bonsai term Bankan Tree Style

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BANKAN - BONSAI>BONSAI>BONSAI style: a tree with a TWISTED or coiled trunk


 - (Growing Medium)  
Entry for Bonsai Bark Growing Medium  Update this bonsai term Bark Growing Medium

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Bark (tree)

 - (Tree Parts)  
Entry for Bonsai Bark (tree) Tree Parts   WWW Link  Update this bonsai term Bark (tree) Tree Parts
bonsai_bark_01.jpg image BARK(TREE)>BARK (TREE) - Basically this is the outermost layer on the trunk and branches of trees.  

The Inner Bark is alive while the Outer Bark (terMEd rhytidome) includes dead tissue along with some elements of the live inner bark.


Bark beetle

 - (Pests and Diseases)  
Entry for Bonsai Bark beetle Pests and Diseases   WWW Link  Update this bonsai term Bark beetle Pests and Diseases
bonsai_bark_beetle_01.jpg image BARKBEETLE>BARK BEETLE - These are black or brown, cylindrically SHAPEd beetles which burrow under the bark and are particularly prevalent in CONIFERs.

FUNGUS developes in the tunnels and the holes of eMErging beetles appear. Bark may fall off and branches die.

Treatment involves removing and destroying infected branches, enriching the soil with phosphorous and POTASSIUM and spraying with lindane and PARATHION based INSECTICIDE in spring to kill beetles and at the end of winter to destroy larvae.

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Bark bound

 - (Other)  
Entry for Bonsai Bark bound Other  Update this bonsai term Bark bound Other

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BARKBOUND>BARK BOUND - Applied to a tree whose growth has been stunted by drought or starvation, and whose bark as a result has becoME hard, thus inhibiting growth. The problem can be alleviated by slitting the bark vertically with a very sharp knife and growing the tree in open ground for at least one season.

Bark cleaner

 - (Treatments)  
Entry for Bonsai Bark cleaner Treatments   WWW Link  Update this bonsai term Bark cleaner Treatments
bonsai_bark_cleaner_01.jpg image BARKCLEANER>BARK CLEANER - Keeping old bark in pristine condition is a perennial problem, especially in the U.Ks damp climate. Because of the damp weather and regular WATERING, bark, which is very absorbent tends to be the perfect place for green ALGAE to colonize.

After tiME this can become quite thick and if not cleaned away will progress to a lush carpet of green moss, under which the precious old bark will be decaying.

Bark Cleaner and Algae Remover solves this problem. The product harnesses the power of sunlight to lift algae away from the supporting surface, it then simply dries up and blows away.

Treatment involves spraying the affected area until it is evenly damp and putting it in the sun to take effect.

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Bark Stripper

 - (Tool)  
Entry for Bonsai Bark Stripper Tool  Update this bonsai term Bark Stripper Tool
bonsai_bark_stripper_01.jpg image BARKSTRIPPER>BARK STRIPPER - As its naME suggests, used for stripping bark when creating SHARIs or other features.

May also be used for removing wood, thinning JINs and clearing soft or rotten wood.

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Basal shoot

 - (Tree Parts)  
Entry for Bonsai Basal shoot Tree Parts  Update this bonsai term Basal shoot Tree Parts

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BASAL SHOOT - A shoot emanating from the neck or CROWN>CROWN of the tree.

Bedfordshire Bonsai Society

 - (Club or Group)  
Entry for Bonsai Bedfordshire Bonsai Society Club or Group  Update this bonsai term Bedfordshire Bonsai Society Club or Group
toddington.jpg image Bedfordshire BONSAI>BONSAI>BONSAI Society - CELLspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left">

Steve Lee - Secretary
Tel No:

01234 765600

Toddington Village Hall Toddington, Beds

Monthly:  Weds 7:30pm

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Beech (Fagus)

 - (Tree Type (Outdoors))  
Entry for Bonsai Beech (Fagus) Tree Type (Outdoors)   WWW Link  Update this bonsai term Beech (Fagus) Tree Type (Outdoors)
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