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Entry for Bonsai Wabi Other  Update this bonsai term Wabi Other

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WABI - Often used together with the term "SABI" both of which terms relate to the Japanese sense of shibui, the aesthetic tastefulness and austerity in art and moveMEnt.  Wabi is the concept of beauty reflected in the plain, natural and healthy aspect of form.

Walsall Ceramics

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WALSALL CERAMICS - High quality BONSAI>BONSAI>BONSAI pottery. Walsall Studio Ceramics has been in the full tiME production of high quality hand made BONSAI POTs for over 25 years. Individual designs and will make to order.

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Walter Pall Blog

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Entry for Bonsai Walter Pall Blog Blogs and Advice   WWW Link  Update this bonsai term Walter Pall Blog Blogs and Advice
Walter_Pall.jpg image WALTER PALL BLOG - Walter Pall's main blog about BONSAI>BONSAI>BONSAI and his work with trees from day to day. Lots of good pictures of good trees and lots of valuable information about bonsai.

Thanks to - Walter Pall for use of the image

Warminster Bonsai

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Entry for Bonsai Warminster Bonsai Club or Group   WWW Link  Update this bonsai term Warminster Bonsai Club or Group
Warminster-Cotoneaster.jpg image BONSAI>BONSAI>BONSAI>WARMINSTER BONSAI - MEet at 7.30 in the evening, on the third Thursday of each month at Christ Church Hall BA12 9PJ. This is located, first left as you go into Upper Marsh Road from Weymouth Street and opposite the Church.

Contact Chairman( Clive) on 07798584795 or

Thanks to - Warminster Bonsai for use of the image


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Entry for Bonsai Watering Procedure  Update this bonsai term Watering Procedure

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WATERING - Outdoor Trees

Watering a BONSAI>BONSAI>BONSAI is an art in itself. Weather conditions aCROSS the country vary from county to county and even in your own garden conditions will vary due to exposure to the sun, wind and available rainfall.

The simple answer to the question "when do I water my bonsai" is of course when it needs it. In the height of a warm sumMEr you will need to water your bonsai much more regularly and at some times DAI>DAIly to keep it at its peak condition. In a rainy spring week you may never have to water it at all.

One tip is to allow a small weed or flower to grow in the BONSAI POT alongside the tree - when this wilts you will know that the tree needs watering.

There are a number of factors which determine the frequency of watering -

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Watering Nozzle

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Entry for Bonsai Watering Nozzle Tool  Update this bonsai term Watering Nozzle Tool
bonsai_watering_nozzle_01.jpg image WATERINGNOZZLE>WATERING NOZZLE - Hoze attachMEnt which delivers an adjustable spray when watering, allowing power to be gauged so that tree soil surface is not overly disturbed.
Thanks to - British Bonsai for use of the image

Wattston Bonsai

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Entry for Bonsai Wattston Bonsai Dealer   WWW Link  Update this bonsai term Wattston Bonsai Dealer
bonsai_wattson_bonsai_01.jpg image BONSAI>BONSAI>BONSAI>WATTSTON BONSAI - The only bonsai trader based in Scotland. Also operates online and provides an 0800 883 0899 number for trade enquiries.

Specialises in the importation of high quality trees, tools, pots, wire and soils and operates a 20% deposit plus instalMEnts payment scheme.

Also hosts workshops and the LANARKSHIRE BONSAI GROUP.

Contact -

Tel: 0800 883 0899

Wee Trees Bonsai Forum

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Entry for Bonsai Wee Trees Bonsai Forum Blogs and Advice   WWW Link  Update this bonsai term Wee Trees Bonsai Forum Blogs and Advice
bonsai_wee_trees_01.gif image BONSAI>BONSAI>BONSAIFORUM>WEE TREES BONSAI FORUM - Forum for exchange of information and advice on bonsai issues.

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Entry for Bonsai Weeping Tree Style  Update this bonsai term Weeping Tree Style
bonsai_weeping_style_01.jpg image WEEPING - Japanese term : SHIDARI or ZUKURI.

Similar to style in nature of the weeping willow.

Bottom branches should be bigger than the top, as in other styles, and will weep less than top branches.

SHOOTS should be trained early to produce the "fishing pole" curve effect. In this case the curve can be achieved using weights as opposed to wire.

The example shown here is courtesy of British BONSAI>BONSAI>BONSAI.

Thanks to - British Bonsai for use of the image

Wellingtonia (Sequoiadendron giganteum)

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Entry for Bonsai Wellingtonia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) Tree Type (Outdoors)   WWW Link  Update this bonsai term Wellingtonia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) Tree Type (Outdoors)

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WELLINGTONIA (SEQUOIADENDRON GIGANTEUM) - In the wild this is the worlds largest living tree. It is an EVERGREEN CONIFER with a distinctive CONICal outline and drooping branches. It has attractive, red/brown spongey BARK and dark green "awl" SHAPEd LEAVES.

STYLE : Ideal for formal and informal upright, slanting and group styles.

WARNING : Branches tend to resuME upward growth after freeing from any WIRING.


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Wen Cutters

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Bonsai_Wen_Cutter_01.jpg image WEN CUTTERS - Also known as KNOB CUTTERS. Known in Japan as Kobu Kiri Hasami. For removing branches or branch stubs or for tidying up other cuts.

The blades are engineered to leave a rounded hollow wound, which should then heal quickly without leaving ugly bumps on the trunk.

Wessex Bonsai Society

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Entry for Bonsai Wessex Bonsai Society Club or Group   WWW Link  Update this bonsai term Wessex Bonsai Society Club or Group
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Wessex Bonsai Society

Julie Collins (Chair):
Tel No:

07870 114760

Kinson Community Centre, 
Millhams Road, 
Bournemouth, BH10 7LH


2nd Tuesday of the month at 7.30 followed by 4th Sunday morning of the month

West Lothian Bonsai Group

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Entry for Bonsai West Lothian Bonsai Group Club or Group   WWW Link  Update this bonsai term West Lothian Bonsai Group Club or Group
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