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RECTANGLE 18CM DRIP TRAY

Drip tray in Blue, green and beige glazes. 18cm approximately.

If you are growing Bonsai in your home it is wise to invest in a drip tray for each tree you wish to display. Not only can a drip tray be a feature of the aesthetic display but it functions by keeping drips and compost from escaping out of the holes in the bottom of your pots and making a mess of your surface.

The drip tray you will be sent will not be the exact one in the photographs; one will be selected at random when a purchase is made. Colours may vary. 1 drip tray included in each purchase.

 

PELLET FERTILISER SLOW RELEASE 7-7-7

Active Ingredient Ratios 7 nitrogen, 7 phosphate & 7 potassium

 

This 7-7-7 slow release pellet fertiliser is perfect for Spring/Summer months when you want to encourage lots of healthy growth. It is a time of year when your tree will be exposed to warmer temperatures and plenty of natural light, so it will want to be fed regularly (we recommend once a month for most species, but some will enjoy slightly more regular feeds). With the 7-7-7 fertiliser get ready for lots of pruning and the opportunity to do some shaping and even potentially take some cuttings to propagate. This feed can be used all year.

Bonsai (like most plants) require nutrients to grow. The amount of feed a particular tree will need is determined by the size of the tree – we suggest a small pinch for the smaller Bonsai.

Fertilisers typically have three active ingredients which a Bonsai grower should consider when choosing a feed for their tree – Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Pot Ash (represented as the NPK value).

– Nitrogen: promote lots of new growth

– Phosphorus: provides strength and health

– Pot Ash: encourages budding, flowers and fruiting

Active Ingredient 7 nitrogen, 7 phosphate & 7 potassium

Pelleted fertiliser is a great choice for a Bonsai beginner because you are unlikely to hurt your trees roots when you feed. Liquid feeds can burn roots if you don’t know what you are doing. Its important when using a liquid feed to make sure your compost and roots are well soaked before feeding. With a pellet feed the level of saturation of the compost is not an important factor. Wet or dry, you can feed at any time and because the pellets are slow release, you can be confident that as you water your Bonsai the pellets will gradually release everything your trees needs to grow.

One bag of pelleted fertiliser should last a small Bonsai (a £12.50 tree) roughly a year, but of course the larger the tree the more feed you will use and how often you feed will be dependant on where your tree is going to live and how warm it will be throughout the winter months.

Here is the ‘Feeding’ advice in our ‘Bonsai Care Guide‘ –

  • Suitable for Bonsai, plants & succulents
  • Not for human or animal consumption

MINI INCENSE GIFT BOX SET

Incense gift box set with heart shaped ceramic candle and burner in a lovely wooden box. Two fragrances in each set.

Size: 7 x 7 x 2cm

Handmade In Thailand

OVAL 18CM DRIP TRAY

Drip tray in Blue, green and beige glazes. 18cm approximately.

If you are growing Bonsai in your home it is wise to invest in a drip tray for each tree you wish to display. Not only can a drip tray be a feature of the aesthetic display but it functions by keeping drips and compost from escaping out of the holes in the bottom of your pots and making a mess of your surface.

The drip tray you will be sent will not be the exact one in the photographs; one will be selected at random when a purchase is made. Colours may vary. 1 drip tray included in each purchase.

BLUE OVAL 12CM POT

Blue oval pot perfect for Bonsai or plant growing. Size 12cm approximately. Each one is unique as the glaze is never exactly the same on any 2 pots.

The pot you will be sent will not be the exact one in the photographs; one will be selected at random when a purchase is made.

BLUE RECTANGLE 12CM POT

Rectangle pot perfect for Bonsai or plant growing. Size 12cm approximately. Each one is unique as the glaze is never exactly the same on any 2 pots.

The pot you will be sent will not be the exact one in the photographs; one will be selected at random when a purchase is made.

SILKY OPAQUE PARASOL LARGE

Large opaque Silky Parasol traditionally hand-made from bamboo and hand-painted with floral detail. Provides shade with a touch of style on sunny days or for use as an indoor decoration. Hand-painted detail will vary.

Dimensions
81cm diameter x 52cm length

Materials
Bamboo, man-made fibre, wood

Colours
Various

Weight
200g-260g

Packing
Cellophane sleeve

INCENSE SET WITH ELEPHANT HOLDER

Mini wooden incense tray with 2 different fragrance incense sticks and a delightful little ceramic elephant holder.

Size: 3.5 x 7.5cm

Handmade In Thailand

 

The item you will receive will not be the exact one in the photographs; one will be selected at random when a purchase is made. Colours may vary. 1 item included in each purchase.

OVAL 15CM DRIP TRAY

Drip tray in Blue, green and beige glazes. 15cm approximately.

If you are growing Bonsai in your home it is wise to invest in a drip tray for each tree you wish to display. Not only can a drip tray be a feature of the aesthetic display but it functions by keeping drips and compost from escaping out of the holes in the bottom of your pots and making a mess of your surface.

The drip tray you will be sent will not be the exact one in the photographs; one will be selected at random when a purchase is made. Colours may vary. 1 drip tray included in each purchase.

GREEN/BROWN RECTANGLE-STYLE 12CM POT

Green/brown rectangle-style pot perfect for Bonsai or plant growing. Size 12cm approximately. Each one is unique as the glaze is never exactly the same on any 2 pots.

The pot you will be sent will not be the exact one in the photographs; one will be selected at random when a purchase is made.

BONSAI ACCESSORY KIT

The Bonsai Accessory Kit includes 8 essential items to get you started looking after a new Bonsai. We put this kit together to provide you with the tools that every Bonsai Beginner should have in their kit.

Bonsai is an art and having the right tools is essential when you progress to working on beautiful, old specimens but when you first start out Bonsai can be primarily about meeting the horticultural needs of your new tree. The Bonsai Accessory kit contains a bag of compost so you can propagate cuttings from your tree, or can be saved ready for re-potting your Bonsai in Spring. The grit can be used to dress the surface of your tree or added in to the compost for extra drainage. The fertiliser should be used monthly; only during the growing months, and only when your tree is growing vigorously. The leaf cutters are perfect for pruning new growth and individual leaves as you begin learning how to shape and style the foliage pads. The mist sprayer should be used daily to increase humidity for the foliage (if your tree is growing indoors). The root stick is an ideal tool when you repot your tree as it allows you to push compost in to the very hard to reach areas around the roots. And finally; the 1 meter of 1mm wire will allow you to begin experimenting with wiring and start getting a feel for how to shape your Bonsai.

Everything you need to care for your Bonsai in one kit (8 essentials included):

– Bonsai Care Guide Booklet

– Bonsai Compost

– Grit

– Fertiliser

– Leaf cutters

– Mist-sprayer

– Root stick

– 1 meter of 1mm wire

 

The most important part of Bonsai is that you enjoy it. Once you read the ‘Bonsai Care Guide’ and master the basic principles of Bonsai care, the world of Bonsai opens up in to a truly wonderful art.

CHINESE COIN REPLICA

Replica Chinese coins: Available as bright shiny brass, old brass or antique brass. One item per purchase.

Dimensions 
25-27mm diameter coins

Materials
Brass

Colours
Antique, shiny & old Brass

Weight
2-3g

HONEY & OATMEAL SOAP BAR

Honey & Oatmeal bar of soap hand wrapped

 

Wild & Natural Hand-Crafted Soap

Made from the highest quality natural ingredients using the melt and pour method.

PLEASE NOTE: The colour or design may slightly vary.

 

Materials / Ingredients Aqua, Glycerin, Sorbitol, Sodium Stearate, Sodium Laurate, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Avena Sativa (Oats)Sodium Chloride, Stearic Acid, Lauric Acid, Pentasodium Pentetate, Tetrasodium Etidronate, parfum, Citronellol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Linalool

ALOE VERA SOAP BAR

An Aloe Vera bar of soap hand wrapped.

 

Wild & Natural Hand-Crafted Soap

Made from the highest quality natural ingredients using the melt and pour method.

PLEASE NOTE: The colour or design may slightly vary.

 

Materials / Ingredients Aqua, Glycerin, Sorbitol, Sodium Stearate, Sodium Laurate, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Stearic Acid, Lauric Acid, Pentasodium Pentetate, Tetrasodium Etidronate, parfum, Papaver Somniferum Seed, Citronellol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Coumarin, Limonene, Linalool, CI 77891, Cl 42090

BLACK SINGING BOWL

Metal singing bowl, black with gold Tibetan script. Includes wooden mallet.

Diameter: 8cm

Made in India

Our Tibetan supplier is a not for profit charitable society run by Tibetan refugees in India, based in New Delhi.

GREEN SINGING BOWL

Metal singing bowl, turquoise with gold Tibetan script. Includes wooden mallet.

Diameter: 8cm

Made in India

Our Tibetan supplier is a not for profit charitable society run by Tibetan refugees in India, based in New Delhi.

ALUMINIUM BONSAI WIRE 1.0 MM

Aluminium Bonsai wire in 1.0mm thickness. Perfect for styling the smallest and newest growth on your tree. It is also great to use for anchoring and is the go-to wire thickness when you are finishing off the little branches on your re-style.

Shaping and styling is an important aspect of Bonsai art and wire is a vital tool when approaching a re-style. Wiring offers you the potential to transform your tree from a young looking shrub into a masterpiece.

Aluminium wire is pliable and strong and doesn’t contain any nasty material elements which could harm your tree. When you consider how you might want to style your Bonsai, check out out ‘Bonsai Styling‘ page for ideas and inspiration. And if you are looking for advice on how to wire, check out our ‘Bonsai Guide‘ page for the section on Wiring.

 

The wire packs come in various diameters/thickness and are all 100g.

 

100g Wire Packs Diameter & Length –

1.0mm diameter – About 39.0m of wire

1.5mm diameter – About 21.0m of wire

2.0mm diameter – About 12.0m of wire

2.5mm diameter – About 7.6m of wire

3.0mm diameter – About 5.5m of wire

3.5mm diameter – About 3.8m of wire

4.0mm diameter – About 2.9m of wire

POSTCARD OF THE JAPANESE GARDEN – MOSS & ZEN GARDEN, SPRING & AUTUMN

The garden is constantly changing throughout the year and is never fixed in time except when its captured in a photograph. This is one of the beautiful qualities of photography. Over the years the garden has been photographed in every season and in every weather. This had made it a challenge to choose which images would be best for our postcards, but we hope you like the ones we settled on.

Size –  A6
Material –  350gsm silk

PEONIES PAPER SCROLL

Cane and paper scroll showing a magnificent peony display coupled with some prose in praise of the flower. The national flower of Chine, the peony signifies richness, opulence, beauty and honour

Dimensions (l x b x h)
76cm x 32 cm approx

Materials
Cane, paper

Colours
Various

Weight
100g

Packing
Card Box

NINE KOI CARP FISH PAPER SCROLL

Cane and paper scroll showing nine carp fish swimming through water topped with lotus flowers, waterlilies and palm fronds. While fish symbolise an abundance or surplus, the number nine adds a visual pun that implies the abundance will last forever.

Dimensions (l x b x h)
76cm x 32 cm approx

Materials
Cane, paper

Colours
Various

Weight
100g

Packing
Card Box

HERB & GRACE OLIVE OIL SOAP BAR

Herb & grace olive oil bar of soap wrapped in waxed paper.

Herb And Grace Olive oil soap is made on a cold base process with added Rue Essential Oil.

The health benefits of Rue essential oil can be attributed to its properties as an antidote to poison, as we as an anti-arthritic, anti-rheumatic, antibacterial, anti-fungal, insecticidal, sedative, digestive, anti-epileptic, and anti-hysteric substance.

The anti-fungal properties of rue also help to heal the de-complexion of the skin, to reveal a more beautiful and clear skin. The antioxidant properties of rue ensure that your skin repels the free radicals that cause premature ageing of the skin, keeping your skin young and happy.
In addition, it is known as a magic, lucky plant that protects you from spells and drives away evil spirits.

PLEASE NOTE: The colour or design may slightly vary.

Materials / Ingredients Sodium Palmate, Aqua, Sodium Cocoate, Sodium Olivate, Glycerin, parfum, Amyl Cinnamal, Butylphenymethylpropional, Linalool, CI 77891, Ruta Graveolens Herb Oil, D-Limonene, Tocopheryl Acetate, CI 42090, CI 50420, CI 17200, CI 14720, CI 42045

LARGE RECYCLED ALUMINIUM ELEPHANT PAPERWEIGHT

Enamelled by hand in rich and lustrous jewel colours, these large recycled aluminium walking elephant ornaments make great paperweights or are simply lovely as a gift.

Size: 7 x 4 x 6cm

Handmade In India

The elephant you will be sent will not be the exact one in the photographs; one will be selected at random when a purchase is made. Colours vary from the photographs as each item is hand made. 1 item included with each purchase.

GREEN RECTANGLE 12CM POT (Bulbous)

Green rectangle pot perfect for Bonsai or plant growing. Size 12cm approximately. Each one is unique as the glaze is never exactly the same on any 2 pots.

When choosing a pot for a Bonsai think about the look and style of the tree. The pot is like the frame of a beautiful painting; it can compliment the artwork or detract from it. Choose a size that will allow your Bonsai’s root system a little space to grow and the colour, glaze and shape will look aesthetically pleasing.

At the end of the day; always choose a pot that you love because you will be the one looking at it.

The pot you will be sent will not be the exact one in the photographs; one will be selected at random when a purchase is made.

BLUE RECTANGLE 12CM POT (Bulbous)

Blue rectangle pot perfect for Bonsai or plant growing. Size 12cm approximately. Each one is unique as the glaze is never exactly the same on any 2 pots.

When choosing a pot for a Bonsai think about the look and style of the tree. The pot is like the frame of a beautiful painting; it can compliment the artwork or detract from it. Choose a size that will allow your Bonsai’s root system a little space to grow and the colour, glaze and shape will look aesthetically pleasing.

At the end of the day; always choose a pot that you love because you will be the one looking at it.

The pot you will be sent will not be the exact one in the photographs; one will be selected at random when a purchase is made.

GREEN RECTANGLE 16CM POT

Green rectangle pot perfect for Bonsai or plant growing. Size 16cm approximately. Each one is unique as the glaze is never exactly the same on any 2 pots.

When choosing a pot for a Bonsai think about the look and style of the tree. The pot is like the frame of a beautiful painting; it can compliment the artwork or detract from it. Choose a size that will allow your Bonsai’s root system a little space to grow and the colour, glaze and shape will look aesthetically pleasing.

At the end of the day; always choose a pot that you love because you will be the one looking at it.

The pot you will be sent will not be the exact one in the photographs; one will be selected at random when a purchase is made.

BLUE OVAL 16CM POT

Blue oval pot perfect for Bonsai or plant growing. Size 16cm approximately. Each one is unique as the glaze is never exactly the same on any 2 pots.

When choosing a pot for a Bonsai think about the look and style of the tree. The pot is like the frame of a beautiful painting; it can compliment the artwork or detract from it. Choose a size that will allow your Bonsai’s root system a little space to grow and the colour, glaze and shape will look aesthetically pleasing.

At the end of the day; always choose a pot that you love because you will be the one looking at it.

The pot you will be sent will not be the exact one in the photographs; one will be selected at random when a purchase is made.

ROOT RAKE

When it comes to repotting this is a must have. A root rake has two ends both incredibly useful when you come to repot your tree. The first is flat and slightly angled which is perfect for slipping down the side of your pot between the compost/roots of your tree and the pot edge; with a little push you are able to winch the roots and compost slightly away from the pot. Doing this on all four sides of the pot before pulling on the truck of the tree allows you to loosen it from the container and it will usually pop out easily (provided its not pot bound). The second tool is for gently raking the compost away from the roots and releasing the roots so you can see what the root system looks like.

This tool is used without fail every single time we repot a tree. If you are a Bonsai grower looking to do some repotting; this tool will save you a lot of time and effort trying to removed old compost and untangle roots.

LEAF CUTTERS

Leaf cutters are a fantastic accessory that enable you to clip off the new growth on your Bonsai to keep it in perfect shape. As the name suggests it can also be used to prune individual leaves from your tree when you are looking to reduce leaf size. It is a simple set of scissors that sit in the palm of your hand; leaving the scissor tips right at the fingers; allowing you to be very accurate in your cutting.

These Leaf cutters are designed for soft growth and leaves only, so if you are wanting to cut bigger, stronger branches, you will need to invest in a pair of stronger pruning scissors.

The Leaf cutters are included in our ‘Bonsai Accessory Kit‘.

MIST SPRAYER

A mist sprayer is an essential tool in a Bonsai growers kit. It gives us the opportunity to increase the moisture on the foliage; mimicking rain. Bonsai and many plants enjoy high humidity, but we tend to keep our homes as dry as possible; often making our plants yarn for moisture on their leaves.

This 500ml mist strayer offers a clear plastic bottle so you can easily see how much water you have at any time and 2 options for spraying via the tip of the sprayer; a fine spray and a stream option.

 

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CLOSING SOON FOR THE 2020 SEASON - GARDEN NOW OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY - BOOK YOUR VISIT NOW

Closing from 31st October 2020 (Reopening for Spring 2021). The garden is just over 1 acre in size and therefore we are limiting the number of people who are able to visit us at any one time to maintain social distancing and keep visitors safe. We now require visitors to pre-book prior to their visit to us. Please see our Covid-19 Information page for details.